Two NGOs support school girls in Tema region

Two NGOs support school girls in Tema region

• Mr. Derick Mintah (right) presenting the package to Ms Hammond

About 2,000 girls from 25 basic schools in the Greater Accra Region were beneficiaries of a recent sani­tary pad distribution initiative by Non-Governmental Organisa­tions (NGOs), Share Foundation and Rymas International.

Ms. Lilly Mintah one of the founders of the organisation, said risks and challenges of adolescent reproductive health could impact negatively on school attendance and aca­demic performance, hence the move to support the teenage girls.

She expressed worry over hike in prices of the essential product and asked the appro­priate authories to intervene, and make them affordable to the girls.

The girls were selected from schools mainly in Tema, in­cluding Tetteh Ocloo School for the Deaf in Ashaiman and the Seventh Day Adventist School in Nungua.

Ms Mintah, passionate about adolescent reproductive health, said young girls must not “fall prey to unscrupulous men” because they could not afford basic necessities.

At the Tema Metropolitan Assembly ‘One’ Basic school where the exercise was cli­maxed, the Girl Child Coor­dinator of the school, Mavis Hammond, praised the initia­tive saying it would help boost the confidence of girls as they study.

She said constant commu­nication and information on adolescent sexual reproductive health would help allay their “fear and anxiety” among teen­agers.

 From Ken Afedzi, Tema

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