Home Health Queenmother Educates Pupils on Menstrual Hygiene, Donates to School

Queenmother Educates Pupils on Menstrual Hygiene, Donates to School

Ho Social Hygiene Day Donation
Hygiene Day Donation

Mama Seteakpe ll, the Queen mother of Live-Bedzokope has donated sanitary pads to menstruating girls at Live RC Basic School in the Akatsi South Municipality of the Volta Region.


The gesture also saw the collaboration of ‘Young and Smart Ghana’ a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) which focuses on Adolescent, Sexual, and Reproductive Health took the pupils through Menstrual Hygiene Education.


Mama Seteakpe, in an address during the engagement, explained that she desired to expose the pupils to some important hygiene practices and the need to pay attention to their menstrual issues.


She said the exercise, being her maiden initiative, would propel the safe and healthy development of the young ones and prepare them for a better future.


Mama Seteakpe told the Ghana News Agency on Monday after the exercise that it remained her dream to champion more educational series and donations to pupils on essential topics such as breast cancer and others.


Togbui Ahiamadorwu Godome lll, the ‘Dufia’ of Live who witnessed the event, commended the donor and her team for the gesture.


He said the move would build a future for the young ones as well as positioning them for healthy living.


Togbui Tali Gafatsi III, Chief of Agbedrafor and a member of the Avenor Traditional Council who accompanied the donor, urged the pupils to embrace the opportunity by helping each other.


“This should be a good example for other traditional leaders within Avenor to emulate,” he said.


Mr Emmanuel Hotor, the Headteacher of the school, on behalf of Management and staff, expressed gratitude to Mama Seteakpe and her team for the education and love shown to them.


Practical displays such as how to fix, remove, and hygienically dispose of a sanitary pad were experienced.


May 28 every year is International Menstrual Hygiene Day.


The purpose of the day among others was to break the taboos as we as creating the awareness that menstruation is normal and should be stigma-free.


This year’s ‘Menstrual Hygiene Day’ is on the theme “Together For a #PeriodFriendlyWorld.”

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