It is an open secret that in some advanced countries, some girls at their menstrual age are forced to borrow sanitary products from their school friends or use tissue, as they feel too guilty to ask their parents for money probably knowing that they don’t have much money and also how expensive they might be. Bad as it is, this situation is sometimes carried on through college education.
It even worse in Ghana and the entire African continent as it has proven that, a lot of children are missing school as they are unable to manage their menstrual period simply because they are not privy to the use of sanitary products as those in the remote communities have no idea about the existence of it hence use rug which is not best practice and probably unhealthy. Those who fortunately know are unfortunately unable to afford it.
Due to the circumstance most of female pupils find themselves being absent for a week every month and for almost a month in the entire term of three months. This obviously has an enormous effect on their education and future job prospects.
It is against this background that Youth Potential Van, an NGO duly registered in Ghana deems it fit to organize a project dubbed Menstrual Hygiene Education Project (MEHEP) where health professionals will be sent to the basic and senior high schools in deprived communities in Ghana to educate the female students on menstrual cycle and its management.The project will also see to the sharing of free sanitary pads to the students of every school that will be visited.
Your donations will go a long way to help us implement this project thereby reaching out to the vulnerable girls in this context vis-à-vis promotion of girl child education in Ghana.