W.O.R.K.S Charges Govt To Distribute Free Sanitary Towel To School Girls
The Women Organization of Resources, Knowledge and Skills (W.O.R.K.S) has charged government at all levels and philanthropists to make distribution of sanitary towel an important focus so as to eliminate infections and menstrual poverty among young female school goers.
The founder of WORKS, Mrs Titilayomi Ahmadu said this recently while addressing students of Ikeja Senior Secondary School in Lagos on the occasion of the celebration of International Women’s Day 2022, where she charged the future women to seek a positive purpose in life.
She mentioned that her organization has been going from one place to another, especially schools, so as to instill the needed confidence in young girls to be better prepared for the future roles of society and home control.
“It gives me great joy to have been given the opportunity to come today to speak with you our future Women on this special day when we are celebrating women all over the world.
“This is the best stage of your life to prepare you to be future leaders.
This is the time to build confidence in you for the future. This is the best time to imbibe great values from older women who have gone through this same journey you are on so that you will have a voice in every stage of your lives until you reach your peak.
“Please note that you have been wonderfully created by God for a purpose and each one of you must seek your own purpose from God and work with Him to bring the purpose to reality.
“We need strong women to rule our nation and this is the stage to start building such women, this is why my organisation WORKS has decided to go from place to place to encourage the girl child because you are our tomorrow leaders!
“Parts of the preparation includes eradicating menstrual poverty, releasing knowledge about how you can be confident during your menstrual flow and other days. Confidence is very important as you grow. Confidence to speak out, confidence to act when necessary.
“Our next call to you will be in May when we celebrate the World’s Menstruation Day on the 28th and We are also seizing the opportunity of this IWD to appeal to the government & philanthropists to make sanitary towels available free for the girl child. After all, condoms are distributed free! We believe the sanitary towels are equally important as they ensure that a girl child lives without infection during her menstrual cycle.”
The students were given lectures by experts on how they could avoid menstrual poverty and infections by being hygienic while speakers on leadership spoke on ways to build the society by women.
W.O.R.K.S is a non-governmental organization that is based in Lagos and have contributed to the growth and development of young females towards nation building.