Foundation Embarks On One Pad Per Child Project In Anambra Schools
The Zobam Charity Foundation, a gender based Non Governmental Organisations (NGO) has said it will distribute one sanitary pad to every girl child in Anambra secondary schools.
Mrs Maureen Okolieukwu, the chairman of Zobam Charity Foundation, said this in an interview in Awka
Okolieukwu said the ‘One Girl One Pad’ initiative was to increase awareness on menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls and reduce burden of coping with menstruation on them.
She said about 30 schools in Anambra had registered under the NGO as Ambassadorial schools and that no fewer than 500 students were took part in a symposium on HIV/AIDS prevention and care.
Okolieukwu said Zobam Foundation had entered partnership from Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative, another organisation which donated 300 sanitary pads in support of the initiative.
“The Zobam Foundation is embarking on ‘One Girl One Pad Initiative’, under which we will donate sanitary pads to secondary schools in Anambra and ensure that these students have pads at their disposal.
“We are calling on governors, individuals, and foreign donors to key into this project,” he said.