Groups donate sanitary towels to indigent pupils
Two groups, Being a Muslim Black Girl (BMBG) and Feed The Vulnerable Families Foundation (FTVF) have donated sanitary towels to indigent students of Ansar-ud-deen Nursery and Primary School, Ebute-Meta, Lagos.
Speaking at a menstrual awareness campaign in Lagos, Founder, BMBG, Khadijah Kuku, said girls should be educated on the need to maintain proper hygiene during and after their menstrual period.
She said the fact that a lot of girls miss school due to their inability to afford sanitary pads calls for concern, as this is not obtainable in other developed parts of the world.
“The fact that women miss school because of something that is not their fault is a driving force for me. I don’t think girls should be deprived of going to school because of something that God has given us and that is beyond our control.,” Kuku said.
She stressed the role of education in exposing the girl-child to sustainable alternatives to sanitary towels and how to maintain hygiene.
The foundation, which also partnered with Molped, producers of sanitary towels, aimed to provide opportunity for females in Africa, especially Muslim black girls.
Team Lead, FTVF, Lagos Chapter, Zainab Adebesin, identified lack of funds as major challenge to reach out to these indigent girls.