Bays Planet Foundation started the year commemorating United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s #EducationDay with a Menstrual Hygiene Symposium with 217 girls of the Junior Secondary School Dutse, Abuja. Bays Planet Foundation partnered with Rural Eye Africa & Water With Development Nigeria.
It was discovered that many girls lack access to adequate menstrual hygiene care. It’s worse that they’re ignorant about the need for menstrual hygiene. We realised that the failure to address their menstrual hygiene needs poses far-reaching consequences for basic hygiene, health & wellbeing. This will ultimately affect the progress of the Sustainable Development Goal 5, Gender Equality & Dignity for all, including girls within or outside the school environment.
We mobilized 217 school-age girls to teach them Menstrual Hygiene Management. We encouraged the girls to stay wary & be on the lookout for their menstrual period so as to protect & maintain a healthy body.