Group supports school girls with menstrual hygiene pads in Lagos

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Caroline Initiative, has provided pads to school girls which was aimed at promoting menstrual hygiene adding that the outreach witnessed a significant turnout of enthusiastic young girls, who benefited from the resources provided.

Penpushing reports that a statement by the group at the ceremony tagged Pad a Girl,” held at Dynamos College, Lagos State, also disclosed that the students were empowered with educational materials in the state.

The statement added that the organisation noted that the outreach addresses the critical issue of menstrual hygiene management, which remains a significant barrier to education for many girls in Nigeria.

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Penpushing further reports that the Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO) observed that by providing sanitary pads, its aims to reduce absenteeism and empower girls to attend school with confidence and dignity.

The founder of the initiative, Quadri Adejumo in his remarks stated that the group distributed sanitary pads to each girl that could last for a specific time and educational materials like notebooks and pens were also given to aid their studies.

Penpushing also reports that Adejumo, who is a journalist, explained that education is a change driver, and that no girl deserves to miss school due to lack of proper menstrual hygiene products, reiterating the organisation’s commitment to creating a world where every child can reach their full potential.

“And that is why we made this possible. Through this outreach, we are providing menstrual supplies and a safe environment where girls can thrive academically and personally. This is not our first, and surely, won’t be last. We’ve enacted projects to improve the lives of children, and we are committed to doing more. Recently, we had a school outreach for primary school kids in Ibadan. And in months to come, we’ll do many. Thanks to the ones supporting us’, he said.

Penpushing reports that the event featured interactive sessions where the health experts and volunteers shared vital information, addressing concerns and ensuring the girls understood how to manage their menstrual health effectively.

Meanwhile, Caroline Initiative is a charity hub focused on empowering children, with the mission to create a world where every child can reach their full potential, while the organisation aims to improve the lives of children through various projects and initiatives.

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