Touching the Lives of Girls Foundation (TLGF), a non-governmental organisation, has organised a day’s workshop on menstrual hygiene for 650 pupils from schools within the Accra Metropolis.
Mr Anthony Kwaku Amoah, Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Guest Speaker at the function, lauded the organisation for the initiative and urged the personnel to continue to work with the GES in providing quality education to every citizen in the country.
According to Mr Amoah, there is no way the GES could do it all alone, hence: “The need for as many organisations as possible to link up with government and the GES to produce the best of professionals and leaders that we are looking for as a nation.
“No one agency, be it GES or whichever, can effectively tackle the rising cases of teenage pregnancy, lesbianism, blood covenant, child marriage and abuse of drugs and social media involving a lot of children in our schools and society.”
Dr Emmanuel Fiawoo, who was the resource person, advised young females to be conscious of their sexuality to facilitate good health and improved performance in school.
“You have to take good care of your body, especially during menstruation; bath well, wash your private parts well and change your pad regularly, at least twice a day.
“Report any abnormal condition that you experience through during menstruation to your teacher, parent or doctor for help,” he said.
Nana Ama Adutwumwaah, the President of TLGF, gave the assurance that her organisation would continue to mobilise the requisite resources and expertise to support girl-child education in the country.
She said: “All we need is the co-operation of parents, teachers and our education authorities.”
Ms Rebecca Acheampong, popularly known as Becca in the creative industry, who was the Guest of Honour and Focal Person on Child Health Education to the organisation, said there was the need for schools and society as a whole to intensify support services to children, including health, for them to live comfortable lives and to perform well in education.