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The Achievers Foundation, a Lagos-based non-governmental organization has donated over 200 sanitary pad to female students of Offa Grammar School (OGS), Offa in Kwara State.
This the NGO said is part of their initiative to support and nurture young talent and help them in their preparation of their menstral Cycle.
The Founder and Coordinator of the organization, Mrs Saliu Mariam while speaking at the handing over ceremony of the Sanitary pads said that the programme is birthed by the dire need to sensitize the girl child on trivial issues peculiar to the gender.
Saliu also lamented on viral cases of sexual abuses in today’s society.
She said “Using a pad is good during menstrual and the effect of not using may have drastic effect on one’s health. I must say using a pad is not enough, but also should check the expiry date. This will help you to verify its safety,” she said.
“Sexual Abuse has many definitions but the one we are more concerned about as young girls at school is unwanted sexual touching, harassment by boys or men around. From the research, it was known to us that, It is how it started to do something you need to fight for it at this stage.”
In his address, The principal of Offa Grammar School, Deaconess (Mrs) Titilayomi Oyeniyi Adeoye appreciated the donors for their choice in choosing the school to benefit in such a Programme.