In celebration of World Menstrual Hygiene Day, the Lands Commission Ladies Association (LACOLAS) of Sekondi organized an educational and donation drive at Essikado Roman Catholic Basic School. This initiative is in line with the goals of World Menstrual Hygiene Day, focusing on raising awareness, breaking the silence around menstruation, and promoting menstrual health for young girls and women.

LACOLAS donated essential sanitary products, including sanitary pads, hand sanitizers, and toilet rolls, to the students. The event featured a health professional who provided education on proper menstrual hygiene, addressing significant aspects of menstrual hygiene management and dispelling common myths about menstruation.

The donation exercise was attended by notable officials, including the Regional Lands Officer, Dr. Pius Basoah Asumadu, and divisional heads for PVLMD, Surveyor Innocent Achina, and LVD Surveyor Vincent Ansoah, alongside LACOLAS executives and members. Their presence underscored the importance of the event and demonstrated a collective commitment to improving the health and well-being of young girls.

Speaking to the media, Dr. Asumadu emphasized that LACOLAS’s initiative is part of its social responsibility and reflects its dedication to community support and empowerment. Surv. Mrs. Linda Gaisie, president of LACOLAS Sekondi, added that the event not only addresses an immediate health issue but also fosters a supportive environment where students can attend school with confidence and dignity, free from the disruptions caused by inadequate menstrual hygiene resources.

The school administration and students expressed their heartfelt gratitude for the support, acknowledging the positive impact on their personal growth and educational journey.

COMM DESK- Western Region.

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