Manganese Ladies Association has organized Menstrual Hygiene Campaign and distributed 1200 sanitary pads and medicated soap to school children within the host communities.
The program which was fully funded by Ghana Manganese Company Ltd forms part of the Ghana Chamber of Mines initiative to support Menstrual Hygiene within the mining communities.
Madam Korkor Addy, the Head of Human Capital of GMC, said: “We embarked on this program as part of our corporate social responsibility programs and the idea behind it was to educate the girl-child within the menstrual age on good personal hygiene”.
She indicated that ” these young ladies are going to be our future leaders and we need to ensure they take good care of themselves by observing good personal hygiene, so they get the foundation right”.
In addition, Madam Addy said the girls were taken through steps on how to fix their sanitary pads and educated on menstrual hygiene management.
She appealed to parents to assist the girl-child to practice personal hygiene, especially during their menstruation so they do not contract infections that could pose serious health risks.
Ms. Cynthia Quaidoo, Manganese Ladies Association Secretary, called on other organizations to help make menstrual products available to girls in their respective communities and intensify education on menstruation to break the stigma and taboos around it.