A Corp member identified as Nwokolo Chibuikem Prince has donated one million sanitary pads to four area councils in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
The are council he donated to are; Kuchibuyi Village in Bwari Area Council: Anguwan Dio Tunga Maje Village in Gwagwalada Area Council: Sheda Galadima Village in Kwali Area Council and Chikuku village in Kuje Area Council.
Nwokolo is a Corp member who came up with a personal project titled, ‘Donate a sanitary pad and save a girl child across FCT Area Councils’ is passionate about educating young girls on the need and necessity to always use a sanitary pad during menstruation to promote a personal hygienes.
With FCT Code: Fc/19c/0637 and Nysc Call Up Number: NYSC/CRU/2019/297763, Batch C Stream 1, a graduate of Cross River University Of Technology Calabar.
He said during the donation, “Sanitary pads should be a right for every female child across FCT Area Councils and Nigeria at large and to a privilege to them. No woman should suffer the indignity of choosing between eating or buying a sanitary pad”.
“Too many young girls out their across FCT Area Council, still finds it so difficult to use a sanitary pad during menstruation at the unhealthy state of the nation in this COVID-19 pandemic, more emphasis effort should be put in place on ensuring that the female child in the rural part of the federal capital territory gain access to sanitary pads during menstruation not just a hand sanitizer and face mask campaign”.
He stated, “Most young girls still practice the use of cloths and papers; some don’t even use any of them during their monthly cycle which is unhealthy to them as an individual and the community at large”.
He affirmed, “A girl child is part of a society and deserves a right to good health and personal hygiene. Donate a pad today a save on girl child across Federal Capital Territory Abuja. Long live Nigeria; long live NYSC, long live to a Girl Child.”