School Girls Get Sanitary Pads From NGO - WHIA and Keystone Bank

The objective of the distribution of the materials according to representative of WHIA, Sha'awanatu Isiaka Habu was to distribute sanitary pads to at least Five Hundred (500) girls of menstrual age and to educate them on menstrual hygiene management.
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School Girls Get Sanitary Pads From NGO - WHIA and Keystone Bank

Keystone Bank PLC in partnership with a non governmental organization - Whispering Hope Initiative for Africa (WHIA) donate five hundred sanitary pads to girl students in some selected schools in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital. The beneficiaries are those whose parents can't afford to buy the items.

Items distributed are;  Molped Sanitary Pad, Paloma paper napkins, Premier Soap, Carrier Pack (waterproof), etc. They are material resources to absorb or collect menstrual blood, facilitate personal hygiene and dispose of waste, ideally with adequate privacy.

Schools selected for distribution of the materials are; Government Day Secondary School, Nyamusala and GRA Community College.

Research indicates that women and girls in low income settings have low awareness on hygienic practices and lack culturally appropriate materials for menstrual hygiene management (MHM) practices. Menstruation and associated activities are surrounded by silence, shame and social taboos that are further manifested in social practices that restrict mobility, freedom and access to normal activities.

The objective of the distribution of the materials according to representative of WHIA, Sha'awanatu Isiaka Habu was to distribute sanitary pads to at least Five Hundred (500) girls of menstrual age and to educate them on menstrual hygiene management.

Sha'awanatu  Isiaka Habu commended the participating schools for conducting themselves peacefully during the event and asked to utilize the knowledge gained especially on menstrual hygiene management stressing that parents should monitor the menstrual period of the children in order to guide them for their good health.

The Senior Head Teacher of ....... Mrs. Keith Jimmy who expressed gratitude to the Bank and the WHIA, initiators of the project for living up to their corporate social responsibility and advised other non governmental organizations and financial institutions to emulate them.

Some of the benefitting students who spoke with our correspondent expressed joy and happiness and commended Whispering Hope for Africa Initiative (WHAI) and Keystone bank for identifying with them and  putting smiles on their faces.

They further pleaded that the projet should be extended to other schools so that more girls would benefit from the Bank’s kind gesture as they seek to execute their corporate social responsibility in the community they serve.

Officials of Keystone Bank PLC, staff of the benefitting schools and community leaders attended the event.

See photos from event below;

School Girls Get Sanitary Pads From NGO - WHIA and Keystone Bank
School Girls Get Sanitary Pads From NGO - WHIA and Keystone Bank