Sterling Bank’s ‘One Woman’ provide period kits to 2,000 girls
As part of measures to keep the girl-child in hygienic condition, Sterling Bank Plc, through its One Woman platform, in partnership with Sanitary Aid Nigeria Initiative has donated period kits to 2,000 girls in secondary schools across the country.
Speaking during the distribution of kits to students in Lagos, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of the bank, Temi Dalley said Sterling Bank is, through the donation, helping to provide young girls with the products they could use and reuse during their menstrual cycle periods for up to two years.
She identified lack of access to affordable menstrual products as one of the problems that keep girls in the hinterland out of school.
According to her, without access to these products, many female students would miss school lessons during their periods or drop out entirely for the same reason. She said records show that one in 10 female students in sub-Saharan Africa miss school during their periods.
Representative of Sanitary Aid Initiative, Karo Omu said One Woman partnering with their organisation has given 2,000 girls a sustainable solution to the problem of accessing menstrual hygiene products that those from low income homes and IDP camps often face.
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