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CWED Sensitize Kaduna School Girls On Menstrual Hygiene

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A non govermental organization, Centre for Water and environmental Development (CWED) organized a menstrual hygiene sensitization talks for girls selected from seven secondary schools in Kaduna State as part of activities that marked the world celebrate menstrual hygiene day.

The sensitization program with the theme; ‘Empowering women and girls through menstrual hygiene’ was basically to introduce the girls to ways of maintaining a proper hygiene prior, during and after their menstraution.

According to the project cordinator of CWED, Doris Makama, poor menstrual hygiene has caused alot of diseases among the girl child, hence the need to create awareness and bring girls from few schools together to equip them with the knowledge on ways of ensuring and maintaining a proper menstrual hygiene culture.

” As an organization, we care about an hygienic environment and how to take care of our bodies, toilet, water for a healthy living, and we celebrate days set aside for anything that has to do with hygiene such as world toilet day, water day among others.

Earlier, Dr. Yusra Muktar who spoke on the theme of the program, took the participants particularly the girls on various steps of ensuring an hygiene menstraution and other things they need to know to live healthy.

According to her, menstraution is a sign of fertility in any woman and should not be seen as a disease.

She said, the use and proper disposal of sanitary pads, bathing at least twice a day, wearing of clean pants and avoidance of use of cloths in place of pads during mentraution is ideal and safe for women.

” women must avoid use of anticeptic soaps to wash their private part and must also be in possession of on the go menstrual materials during menstraution or while approaching menstrual periods”.

Also speaking, Mr Timeyin Uwejamomere who is the chief of party of Development Innovations Group which is a Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) coordination project also enjoined the participating girls to also pass the message across to their other students that menstraution is good for women and its not a disease while stressing that maintaining an hygiene menstraul period is imperative.

The girls from the schools namely Queen Amina College, Bethel Baptist School, Kaduna State Special Education School, Government Girls Secondary school Barnawa, Maimuna Gwarzo, Independent way and Engraver’s college where all given a pack containing Sanitary pads, cream, pants, soap, body spray, spoonch and deodorant while their schools were given antiseptic liguid and liguid soap for the care of their school’s toilet.

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