Foundation empowers refugees, IDPs in Niger
REFUGE Foundation, in collaboration with Pad-up Creation, has empowered women and youth refugees in Gunu, Shiroro Local Council of Niger State, under its ‘I Work Skills Acquisition and Empowerment Opportunity Programme’ to alleviate their suffering.
The not-for-profit organisation, which caters for IDPs, including refugees, asylum seekers and other less-privileged persons in the society, deemed it fit to identify with refugees in Gunu as part of its intervention.
While lecturing the women and youths through an interpreter, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pad-up Creation, Mrs. Olivia Onyemaobi, said her company was collaborating with the foundation to train youths and women on the use of the machines for producing sanitary pads while in school.
She explained that the re-usable sanitary pad produced by the company could be used for one to three years, adding that after use, the pad could be washed with any detergent and put sun-dried.
While encouraging the refugees to key into the tailoring and pad business, she said the company had created numerous jobs and trained many girls on menstrual hygiene.
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