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GAYO raises menstrual hygiene awareness in Kandiga & environs

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The Green Africa Youth Organisation (GAYO), a youth-led not-for-profit organization based in the Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region, is working to increase awareness of the need for proper menstrual hygiene.

GAYO, working to reduce period poverty as one of its main pillars, “is focused on helping school children to know about their menstrual health.”

The Community Engagement Coordinator of GAYO, Khadijah Azumah Braimah, made these comments when she spoke to Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today.

Ms. Braimah added that through their partner schools, GAYO has been giving young people tips on the dos and don’ts surrounding menstruation.

“We have menstrual health education in our partner schools: Anesore Junior High School, Kandiga Senior High School, and the Kurugu Junior High School,” she said.

To help deal with period poverty comprehensively, GAYO has been training women in the area on soap production. The organization hopes that the women who have been trained would be able to use proceeds from the sale of the soap to help them purchase sanitary materials for their girls.

Twenty-four school girls are also being trained in the production of reusable sanitary pads, Ms. Braimah said.

“We have a resource centre called on the Adaptation Resource Centre to help these girls. After training them on how to use these pads, we do not stop there. We further train them to gain skills in fashion design,” she said.

Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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