By Simon Asare, GNA
Diaso (C/R), June
30, GNA – Madam Mabel Baidoo, a teacher and a Girl Child Coordinator of the
Jameso Nkwanta Cluster of Schools says the introduction of reusable pads has
boosted the attendance of female students.
According to her,
most female students often miss out on attending class during the menstrual
periods as they were unable to afford sanitary pads.
She said the
invention of the hand-made ”Ahotor pads” by World Vision Ghana had help
salvaged the situation and menstrual hygiene had improved since its inception
at the start of the year.
Speaking in an
interview with the Ghana News Agency at Diaso in the Central Region, Madam
Baidoo said, teachers through the support of World Vision Ghana had received
training on the sowing and usage.
“We have enlightened
our students on the best practices during menstruation periods and this is
yielding impressive results,” she said.
Miss Abigail Ackah,
a student of the school mentioned how helpful the pad had been especially as
her parents were unable to afford pads adding that she feels comfortable in
class during her menstrual days.
introduction of the Ahortor pads, we used toilet rolls, which left us stained
most at times and unable to attend classes, but the ”Ahotor Pads” have
improved our menstrual hygiene and I am grateful to WVG for this timely
intervention,” she said.
Mr Irvine Aboakye,
Area Programme Manager at WVG Office in Diaso, told the GNA that the invention
of reused pads have been largely successful with no side effect recorded so
He said the
invention of the reused passed had been deemed safe by many NGO across the
globe and had been successful in most regions in Africa.
The WVG office in
Diaso has so far spent Gh¢ 20,150 since the programme begun early in the year
with over 3000 girls being beneficiaries.
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