A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Edun Muinat Eniola (EME) has sensitized students on menstrual cycle hygiene to alleviate poverty among the less-privileged homes.
Besides, the group also empowered over 200 students during the programme which took place at Ikeja Grammar School and was organized to mark International Day on Menstrual Hygiene.
This year’s Menstrual Hygiene Day had the theme, ‘Reusable Pads: Means of Ending Period Poverty,’ which was designed by the foundation to educate girls and empower them in taking care of their menstrual cycle without financial difficulty.
Speaking at the event, Also speaking, the Convener, Edun Muinat Eniola said the sensitization programme and empowerment came about against the backdrop of “the issue of poverty that surrounds the menstrual cycle.”
She said that based on this, an alternative way of procuring menstrual pads through the use of Ankara with thread and needle becomes desirable.
“With the use of thread and needle, they can also get used Ankara and tailoring materials. All these will go a long way to make use of reusable pads and address poverty,’’ she said.
Also speaking, the resource guest at the event, Aderonke Oyelakin, who expressed delight in celebrating the occasion with the students, said the sensitisation programme had “to do with how our girls take care of their personal hygiene.”
She said it was organized to enable the students to have life skills and core values, adding: “It will help them to achieve that vision you have already set for yourself.
“There are challenges that will come in life but when you stand firm with your core values and you know who you are, you stand firm, you will be able to achieve your goals.
“We have over 200 students here today. It is about the use of reusable pads and getting your life skills right. So they need to also understand that women are being abused here and there and they should be protected,” she stated.