The US medical outreach, which embarked on a free medical health screening for thousands of residents of Bole and beyond had donated sixty sanitary pads to students of Bole Senior High School in the Savannah Region.
The donation was done on behalf of the team by the Bole District Chief Executive, madam Veronica Alele Heming.
She told Yagbon News in an interview that folic acid were also given to the beneficiary students including students from Bole Girls Model school.
The DCE said that she seized the opportunity to sensitised them to adopt proper menstrual hygiene practices to manage their menstrual cycle healthily.
She urged the girls to see menstruation as a natural characteristic of every woman instead of a curse.
Madam Alele maintained that menstruation and the lack of proper management of same should not be the reason why a girl’s education should be truncated.
She advised them to stay away from early sex and report men that made advances at them to the authorities for prompt action.
Nkilgiwurche, who was present at the time of the donation also educated the students on the need to have proper personal hygiene during menstruation.
She said it was critical that adolescent girls kept their period hygienic to ward off infections and boost their confidence in public.
She taught them basic Reproductive and Sexual Health issues to help them know the implication of early sex and not to be afraid reporting such acts on them to the appropriate authorities.
The students expressed gratitude to the US medical outreach, the DCE and Nkilgiwurche for the insightful education on menstrual hygiene management at a global level.