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World Menstrual Day: Foundation sensitises 200 students on personal hygiene

Ayodele Olalere
A Non-Governmental Organisation, the Edun Muinat Eniola (EME), on Friday, educated over 200 students on the importance of personal hygiene during their menstrual cycle 
The sensitisation programme with the theme ‘ Reusable Pads: Means of Ending Period Poverty,’ took place at Ikeja Grammar School, Oshodi, Lagos, and was organised to mark international day on Menstrual Hygiene.
One of the resource guests at the event, Aderonke Oyelakin, urged the girls ‘ to have life skills and  core values’ which will help them to achieve their set goals in life.
She reminded them of challenges they will face in life but urged them to ‘stand firm with your core values and know who you are.’
“They need to also understand that women are being abused here and there and they should be protected,” she added.
The convener, Edun Muinat Eniola said because of poverty, many girls are not able to maintain personal hygiene during their cycle.
She noted that the organization hoped to partner with the government and office of the  Sustainable Development Goals, SDG, office to get the message across to the young ones.
The project coordinator, Titilayo Ojulari noted that without menstruation, there won’t be procreation, adding that a lot of women have no children because of menstrual failure.
She therefore stated that the menstrual cycle is a biological right that the young girls should not be ashamed of.
A female student of Ikeja Grammar School, Okeyemi Sunmisola expressed delight over the programme.
 “I have learnt that I don’t have to be ashamed of my menstrual cycle. I’m ready to go out there and teach others what I have learnt here today,” she said.