NGO trains 700 Kogi schoolgirls on menstrual hygiene
A non-governmental organization, Heal For Africa Initiative (HFAI), yesterday trained over 700 secondary school girls on sexual health and good menstrual hygiene in Kabba, Kogi State.
The founder of the NGO, Dr Kelechi Okoro, told newsmen that the training was organised for students of Saint Monica College, Kabba, to mark the 2018 International Day of Girl-child.
Okoro said that the NGO was committed to creating a society with good health, wellbeing, quality education and advocacy for livelihood through her “Pay Attention To Her (PATH)” project, tagged: “The Empowered Girl Child”.
She said the project was aimed at empowering 3,000 girls in 10 selected schools across Kogi, saying over 600 girls had been trained in two secondary schools in Lokoja.
The principal of the school, Mrs Esther Olowookere, commended the NGO for the initiative and urged it to extend the training to other schools in the state.