In collaboration with Ghana Youth Guide, Sedarvp Ghana marked this year’s celebration of Menstrual Hygiene Day in Kpanvo, a rural community in Northern Ghana. As part of the occasion, sanitary pads were donated to school girls who are currently staying at home due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Madam Beidau(MIKASHINI) and Miss. Hibatullah Wunpini represented Sedarvp Ghana. Miss Beidau (MIKASHINI) used the opportunity to educate the beneficiaries on menstrual cycle and menstrual hygiene and Miss. Hibbatullah Wunpini, also took her turn to educate them on general personal hygiene and its importance to their growth and development. The event, which was very informative created space for more interaction through a question-and-answer session to give the girls a great opportunity to ask questions and contribute ideas to how menstrual education can be improved in communities like Kpanvo and many others.
Sedarvp Ghana considers menstrual education and personal hygiene as essential needs for the growth and development of the girl-child in every part of Ghana, Africa and the world as a whole. Sedarvp Ghana to this end appeals to government to invest in providing education on these essentials. Government can as such provide support in a form of free distribution of sanitary products to girls in basic schools and/or give tax waivers to entities that produce and sell these products, in order to make them significantly affordable.
Sedarvp Ghana also appeals to Civil Societies and NGOs to continue to provide support for girls in this respect, as an improvement in the personal hygiene of girls will significantly improve their wellbeing and future.
Our organization further encourages all stakeholders in the growth and development of the girl-child to continue to take advantage of days and occasions like this to educate girls on their menstrual cycle, and, on their need for personal hygiene.