NGO trains 700 Kogi school­girls on men­strual hy­giene

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Itodo Daniel, Lokoja

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.

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