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A/R: GES launches initiative to provide sanitary pad to female students

The Ashanti Regional Education Directorate has launched an initiative to provide sanitary pad to female students who are at their puberty age in the region.

The move which is under the auspices of the Regional Girl Education Unit of the Ghana Education Service is to help give out sanitary pads to over hundred thousand students across the region.

The Ashanti Regional Director of Education, Dr William Kwame Amankra Appiah during the launch on Tuesday May 21, 2024 said the pads will be distributed on May 28, 2024 to mark Menstrual Hygiene Day.

Dr William Amankra underscored the importance of this initiative, adding that, Menstrual Hygeine Day is a critical reminder of the need to ensure every girl has access to the resources necessary to manage menstruation with dignity”.

He noted that the Ashanti Regional Education Directorate remains committed to supporting the education and health of girls across the region.

For her part, the Ashanti Regional Girls Education Officer in an interview with OTEC News Reporter Jacob Agyenim Boateng revealed that, Pad bank has been opened the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies MMDAs ahead of the day.

She noted that, the Regional Education Directorate provided hundreds of sanitary pads to the MMDAs during the launch.

He called on all Girl Child Coordinators in the various MMDCAs to use this opportunity to educate both students and Communities about the significance of a menstrual hygiene management.

Source: Ghana/ Agyenim Boateng

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