MENSTRUAL HYGIENE MANAGEMENT WITH PAD-UP CREATIONS AT GOVERNMENT GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL OLD AIRPORT ROAD MINNA NIGER STATE NIGERIA


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25th of September 2017 was a memorable day as Pad-up creations conducted a menstrual hygiene management program at the Government Day Secondary School (GDSS) Old Airport road Minna, Niger state, Nigeria. The program was intended as one of the event to mark the world’s Menstrual hygiene day and as an opportunity to reach out to young girls about Good menstrual hygiene practices.
The program started at exactly 12:00pm, it was an interactive section as the jss3 students were particularly involved. The CEO pad-up creations Mrs. Olivia Onyeamobi was the guest speaker of the day, also present at the occasion are Miss Duru Chioma, Mrs. Gloria and Miss Sulaiman Khadijah all staffs of pad-up creations. The principal, vice principal and some teachers of the above named institution were also present.
Mrs. Olivia spoke to the students about practicing good menstrual hygiene, the does and don’t of menstruation, how to manage menstrual cramps and many more. She also made it known to the young girls and student there present that menstruation is a normal biological process that every girls and women should experience and it’s noting to panic about. She made them understand the fact that good menstrual hygiene practices during menstruation reduces the risk of exposure to infection.
 She also advised girls to stop the habit of washing their vagina with soap because chemicals in the soap kills the microorganisms present in the vagina thereby exposing them to infection, she added that they should be mindful of materials they use to care for their menstrual flow as most disposable pads and tampons contains chemicals which are harmful to the reproductive health.
Moreover, she said that most girls use unhygienic materials such as dry grass, rags, feathers e.t.c to manage their monthly flow because they could not for one reason or the other afford the menstrual care materials. She however introduced to them a sustainable solution to the monthly sanitary pad expense, A washable and reusable sanitary pad. PAD-UP Menstrual kit is a 100% chemical free washable and reusable sanitary pad with a minimum reusable period of one year. She concluded by explaining to them how to use and maintain the pad.
Thereafter, she welcomed and answered questions from students after which free PAD-UP Menstrual kits was distributed to the students. The program ended by 2:00pm and students were dismissed back to there classes.
Sulaiman Khadijah

PAD-UP Creations

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