v Visit schools in Owerri
A non governmental organization in Imo State, “Aka ji Ikukoma Foundation” through its health unit recently launched a health education seminar in secondary schools in the state to mark this year’s “world day of menstrual hygiene”.
The program, with the girl-child as the primary and sole recipient, had the Director General of the Foundation Julius Nnaji make some opening remarks, highlighting the importance of Girl-Child education, general human capacity building and development. The Health Department of the Humanitarian Foundation educated and tutored the young female students on how to take care of their menstrual issues and manage their menstrual cycle.
The duo of Pearl Ihuoma, Head of the Health Unit and her assistant, Linda Obasi, while lecturing in turns, using graphics, vocal and written methods, cautioned the girls against handling their menstruation process with carelessness and to accept it as a natural occurrence that introduces them to womanhood, hence, the need to handle it with care through the best hygienic methods.
Some other female members of staff also shared one two words of advice with the girls.
The team, led by the Foundation’s Director General, Comrade Julius Nnaji, later distributed hundreds of sanitary pads to the students and teachers of the different schools, who received same with elation and excitement.
The teachers and students expressed gratitude for the gesture while soliciting and imploring the Foundation to always create programs that will benefit the youths just as the one that was done today.
Some of the schools visited are Cassita Secondary School, Emekuku, in Owerri North LGA and Afor Oru Secondary School in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA.
It will also be recalled that Akaji Ikukuoma Foundation held a similar youth-targeted Symposium on the Dangers of Drug Abuse for Students about a fortnight ago.