ANNMENDS Foundation holds second edition of PAD-UP a girl campaign in Cape Coast
ANNMENDS Foundation, a non-profit organization has held its second edition of pad-up a girl campaign at the Apewosika/Kokoado Village, Cape Coast in the Central Region.
The PAD-UP a girl campaign was aimed at educating young girls of the benefits and usage of sanitary pads during their menstrual cycle.
Speaking at the event, nursing officer, Unit Head of the Mental Health Department of Elmina Polyclinic, Cecilia Ama Sam said "It is very important for every girl to be able to use a sanitary pad during her monthly flow"
She added that approved sanitary pads are not only well equipped and but also prevents leakage and as well bad odours.
She charged young girls to desist from falling victims to guys or men who use sanitary pads to deceive girls and sleep with them.
Nurse Cecilia Sam who doubles as a Girls Brigade of the Methodist Church Ghana and a volunteer appealed to parents to support their wards by buy them sanitary pads whenever it is the time of the month.
Madam Cecilia Sam also demonstrated to the young girls how sanitary pads were fixed on pants and worn.
In an exclusive interview with Thinknewsonline.com, Founder of ANNMENDS Foundation, Anthonitta Ekua Mensah was grateful to God for a successful program.
She was optimistic that through the PAD-UP a girl campaign, many young girls and parents will get to know and understand the need for sanitary pad.
She appealed to government to scrap taxes on sanitary pads.
Miss. Mensah assured that the third edition of PAD-UP a girl campaign will be mega.
Present at the event were; Rev. Chief Inspector Felix Kwegir- Mensah of Ghana police Church and Madam Sophia Baidoo - Mensah, Retired Metro Fire Officer, Cape Coast, Ghana National Fire Service.
Founded in ANNMENDS Foundation, a non-profit organization has dedicated itself to positively impacting the lives of underprivileged individuals.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith