By Ruth Oketunde
Lola Cater for the Needy Basis, Each Little one is a Star Basis, and WaterWide, non-Governmental Organisations have skilled no fewer than 150 girls and younger ladies on the manufacturing of reusable sanitary pads in Sabon Wuse neighborhood of Tafa Native Authorities Space of Niger.
Miss Ololade Ogunnubi, Founder, Lola Cater for the Needy Basis introduced this on Saturday at a workshop organised by the organisations to advertise menstrual hygiene among the many girls and ladies in the neighborhood.
She added that the initiative was born out of preliminary analysis earlier carried out to establish the wants of the neighborhood.
Ogunnubi added that findings from the analysis revealed that a lot of girls and ladies lacked ample data on water, sanitation, and hygiene practices.
“We discovered that they don’t have ample information on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) practices in addition to methods to deal with themselves throughout menstruation.
“We determined to return to the neighborhood to place them by and allow them to know that unsafe hygiene practices can put them susceptible to contracting all types of illnesses.
“We’re going to be speaking with them on gender-based violence and methods to report such instances when they’re violated,” she mentioned.
Mr Wilson Atumeyi, Chief Government Officer, Water with Improvement (WaterWide), famous that “it’s essential to enlighten girls and younger ladies in rural communities on methods to purify their water and methods to keep menstrual hygiene.
“We wish them to grasp what greatest WASH practices imply, as it’s according to the present coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
“As everyone knows that washing ones fingers with water and cleaning soap is the primary line of defence to combating the unfold of the pandemic”.
He nevertheless referred to as on the native and state governments to offer practical boreholes in rural communities within the state.
“If we carry on preaching WASH practices and the individuals don’t get entry to wash water, our campaigns will simply be in vein,”he mentioned.
The Neighborhood Head, Mr Hashimu Lawal, appreciated the organisation for his or her sort gesture, which he mentioned, would go a good distance in bettering the well being of girls and ladies in the neighborhood.
A beneficiary, Miss Zainab Yusuf, mentioned the coaching on reusable pads had uncovered her to issues she didn’t learn about menstrual hygiene.
“I now know methods to deal with myself when I’m having my intervals,” she mentioned.
The occasion featured pep talks on gender-based violence and in addition the distribution of reusable sanitary pads to the ladies and younger ladies in the neighborhood.
The theme for the workshop is “Rural Ladies and Ladies constructing resilience”.