International Day of the Girl Child: ASHH Foundation Shares Sanitary Pads to Female Students in Bauchi

By Bashir Hassan Abubakar

Groups and organizations have continue to identify with the girl child as the World marks international day of the girl child. It in this light that a Bauchi based non Governmental Organisation , Attah Sisters helping hands (ASSH) Foundation shared sanitary pads to female students in the state.

Speaking at the Government Secondary School Shadawanka Barracks, Mrs. Celina Lyop Jakawa of ASHH Foundation said the donation of sanitary part to females students was part of 2021 the international day of girl child celebration with the theme “Digital Generation, Our Generation”.

A news item in an online news site, Sahelreporters monitored by our correspondent said that Jakawa also stressed on the need for the students to always pay attention to their personal hygiene, especially during their monthly cycle in order to avoid infections.

She appreciates the Peace Club and Women Peace Mediators for giving the Foundation the opportunity to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child in the school successfully.

Also speaking Mr Joseph Sule Onuche of the Foundation encourages the students to always use technology in a positive way.

He noted that technology can be used to improve skills in every area of their life, saying technology can be used in carrying out research for and other academic activities.

“Technology can be used in many ways to better one life citing an example of the use of their phones to make money via digital marketing.

“Better to deploy technology for positive things than using it for unproductive vocations like listening to music, chatting with friends or watching movies ,” said Onuche

On her part Mrs. MaryAnn Emmanuel, of the women Mediator, charged the students to use their digital skills to record violence against Girl child in order to get justice for the survivor.

She also explained the implications of physical, mental and emotional violence which girls go through in life

On her part, Mrs Esther Patrick, Director in the state Ministry of Women affairs and child Development urged the female students to speak out on any violence against them.

“Don’t hesitate to report and speak out against any form of violence you witness or any attempt of violence or abuse to the authorities, ” she said.

Mrs Patrick appreciated the principal for giving them the opportunity to talk to the students on issues that would be beneficial to them.

Speaking on the behalf of the students, Mrs Bright Aniagbose appreciated ASHH foundation and their team for re-sensitizing the school community.

She pledged to put all that they have learned into practice and make good use of the sanitary pads distributed.

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