IBI Foundation Distributes Pads to Girls, Raises Awareness on Menstrual Hygiene

sanitary pads should be provided free of charge to girls and women
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IBI Foundation Distributes Pads to Girls and Raises Awareness on Menstrual Hygiene

An NGO, IBI Foundation in partnership with Adija Memorial Foundation, has donated sanitary pads to girls in Song Local Government Area of Adamawa State as part of its efforts to promote menstruation hygiene among girls and women in Nigeria via its 'A Pad, A Girl Initiatives' (APAGI).

The APAGI Is a Girl Child Initiative of the IBI Foundation provides educational programs on menstrual hygiene and sanitary pad distribution with the goal of educating and supporting young women in the community, particularly those living in rural areas.

The IBI Foundation emphasized that sanitary pads should be provided free of charge to girls and women throughout the country in order to promote and enhance menstruation hygiene.

IBI Foundation Distributes Pads to Girls and Raises Awareness on Menstrual Hygiene

About 100 menstruation pads were distributed to 100 schoolgirls in the singing villages as a first step toward the organization's goal of providing over 1000 pads to disadvantaged young girls who cannot afford to buy them every month.

Maimuna Salishu, Team Leader of the IBI Foundation's APAGI, emphasized that sanitary pads should be provided free of charge to girls and women in order to promote and enhance menstruation hygiene throughout the country.

According to her, a girl who does not have access to sanitary pads or menstrual hygiene products would not be able to reach her full potential, and "we cannot have a balanced society until girls and boys are given equal opportunities".



IBI Foundation Distributes Pads to Girls and Raises Awareness on Menstrual Hygiene

Miss Salishu said in her sensitization lecture that menstruation implies the female body produces eggs every month and the uterine lining thickens. The eggs subsequently break down and are expelled from the body in the form of blood if they are not fertilized.

"You should know how to preserve excellent hygiene during menstruation; you should wash as often as possible and replace your pad on a regular basis."
Going by their scale of preferences, feeding is always at the top while getting a sanitary pad looks like a luxury to them. I want to challenge you, the reader - if you are in a position to help a girl/lady today with one pad a month, do it...it will go a long way.

A pack of sanitary pads is not up to 500 nNaira ($1). Please do not wait until you see an NGO requesting to donate 1 Pad for 1 girl or wait till WORLD MENSURATION DAY before you donate one Pad to a girl.

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IBI Foundation Distributes Pads to Girls and Raises Awareness on Menstrual Hygiene
IBI Foundation Distributes Pads to Girls and Raises Awareness on Menstrual Hygiene
IBI Foundation Distributes Pads to Girls and Raises Awareness on Menstrual Hygiene
IBI Foundation Distributes Pads to Girls and Raises Awareness on Menstrual Hygiene
IBI Foundation Distributes Pads to Girls and Raises Awareness on Menstrual Hygiene
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