Nigeria; Eagle Lead Development Initiative Schools Women and Girls On Menstrual Hygiene

Some women and girls in Nigeria have received in depth knowledge on Menstrual Hygiene after attending a sensitisation program on the topic. The program that was organised by Eagle Lead Development Initiative (ELDI) an NGO based in Kaduna State, Nigeria, brought together a total of twenty five women and girls.

Underprivileged Women/Girls receive menstrual kits after sensitisation program

Peter Ezekiel, the Executive Director of ELDI said this education is very important mostly in this era of COVID-19.

“Menstrual Hygiene Education is very important in this COVID-19 Dispensation. Parents owe their children this knowledge and where they know less, they have to research and bring them the right information to save them from future genital complications.”

Peter Ezekiel, the Executive Director, ELDI

Facilitating the program, Divine Ezekiel emphasized on the need for the women to take extra care of themselves and different ways they could maintain good menstrual hygiene as well as disposing the wastes.

“Using soap and other detergents on the private part is very wrong and could lead to other genital complications”. Ezekiel said.

One of the participants, Jessica Bitrus expressed her satisfaction after the training.

“This programme is very timely because of the fact that I just started menstruating not more than 3months. This knowledge is a strong guide for me. I was initially afraid and clueless about some certain changes in my cycle. I am more aware now. I appreciate ELDI for the knowledge”.

Another participant, Vivian Stephen equally shared her view about the training.

“For the first time I now know that using soap or any form of Detergent can cause me genital problem. So grateful to know this and how to dispose used pads”.

participants receiving lessons

At the end of the sensitisation program, Dignity/Sanitary Kits were distributed to 15 participants (beneficiaries) selected careful because of the hardship they are facing caused by COVID-19 leading to inability to acquire such kits. The kits were provided by UNFPA through Education as a Vaccine to support vulnerable women and girls.

The snsitization programme for Adolescent Girls and Young Women held in U/Yelwa Community of Chikun LGA.

ELDI is a Nongovernmental organisation promoting Health and Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria. They raise awareness on SGBV, SRHR, HIV/AIDs, TB COVID-19 and other health programmes. They also intervene in formal and informal educational system in Nigeria such as provision of community Adult education opportunities for the elderlies and people out of school as well as skills acquisition programmes to scale up economic activities in Nigeria among other programmes.

By Sandrine M.

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