Project RED initiative trains 100 young girls on menstrual health management
A university Don, Prof. Gaji Dantata has reiterated the need for women to take the hygiene of their monthly menstrual cycle serious so as to avoid infections
Prof. Dantata, of Special Education Department , Bayero University, Kano (BUK) gave the advice on Thursday at a two day workshop on basic hand sewing of reusable sanitary pads organized by Project RED initiative in collaboration with Nana Asmau Initiative for Human Development and Global Grassroot Initiative Nigeria held in Kano.
She emphasized the importance of menstrual health management urging the participants to make better use of the knowledge acquired on the reusable sanitary pad in the face of economic challenges and encouraging independence of young women by ensuring menstrual care can be handle without financial strain.
Speaking earlier, Project RED Initiative Leader , Khadijah Shehu Jebu said the aim of the workshop was to train the participants on making reusable sanitary pads and also to educate them on menstrual health management.
Jebu said 10 young girls between the ages of 16-20 were selected from ten schools across Kano as participants at the workshop.
She said the project was borne out of Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program that afforded her opportunity of travelling to the United States for a year to improve on her educational study.
‘’You see part of the training we had in the US is for you to think about how you can give back to your society for a better development, Kadijah Jebu said.
She appreciated YES Program, American Councils and US Department of States for funding the project.
On her part, Executive Director, Nana Asmau Initiative for Human Development ( NAIHD), Hajia Nana Asmau Gwadabe made a presentation on “Fighting period stigma and poverty”.
Also, the Director, Global Grassroot Initiative Nigeria, (GGI Nigeria), Haj. Ummahani Aliyu dwell on menstrual hygiene and how hygienic is the adolescent girl.
Solacebase reports that highlights of the program was presentation of certificates and start-up kits to the participants.