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International Youth Day: 200 packs of sanitary pads, exercise books given to girls in Nabdam

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As part of activities to climax the International Youth Day celebration, Safe Menstruation Movement (SAMMO) has donated over 200 packs of sanitary pads and exercise books to the Nabdam Model Girls Junior High School and Kong-Daborin Junior High School both in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region.

The sanitary pads are to ensure proper menstrual hygiene among girls within the area. SAMMO was supported by Blessing Basket Ghana and their partners; Ten by Three in U.S.A.

Speaking at a short ceremony at the Nabdam Model Girls Junior High School, the President of SAMMO, Paul Nsobuno noted that the mission of the organization is to make sure adolescent girls have access to sanitary pads during their menstruation period.

“SAMMO has been educating young girls on menstrual health and seeking to break the stigma around menstruation in the region. As Ghana joins the whole world to celebrate International Youth Day which is set aside by the U.N to bring out the challenges facing young people, it is refreshing to celebrate a special day like this with students of Nabdam Model Girls JHS and Kong-Daborin JHS in the Nabdam District.”

The girls were excited after receiving packs of sanitary pads and learning materials. They were educated about menstrual hygiene by Madam Lydia Ayine, a midwife and member of SAMMO.

SAMMO has been able to reach out to about 34 Schools in the Upper East Region.

Meanwhile, SAMMO has reinstated their long-standing call for the scrapping of the 20% luxury tax on sanitary products so they can be accessible to all young girls.

On her part, Mrs. Kapoti Cynthia, Headmistress of the Nabdam Model Girls Junior High School who received the items on behalf of the school’s management and the students, praised SAMMO for choosing the Nabdam Model Girls JHS to celebrate International Youth Day out of many schools in the region.

Source:A1Radioonline.Com|10.1MHZ|David Azure|Nabdam|Ghana

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