Faithflows extend Love In Action to schools as it marks the International Day of the Girl Child

Faithflows extend Love In Action to schools as it marks the international day of the girl child in Calabar, Nigeria

This year, Faithflows marked the international day of the girl child in a pomp and colorful event attended by hundreds of school girls to reimagine menstrual hygiene and discuss issues that matter to them. Most young girls have little or no knowledge about basic hygiene practices, and this opportunity provided the best platform to have their voices heard. Showing them that wrapped with confidence, they are capable of achieving their dreams, with their strength, and resilience binding them.

While every girl aims to revitalize reading as a norm in their classes, the reality of period poverty continues to deny them the opportunity to shine, making it one of the biggest impediments to achieving their full potential. Mariatu G. Kanu, a Faithflows volunteer in Sierra Leone and a reproductive champion working relentlessly to create awareness about menstruation and menstrual hygiene, says it’s already a pandemic. Most girls in communities use plain cloth for pads while others seek refuge in double pants to manage their menstrual.

“Not being able to go to school because of their menstrual period is real, and it is a big challenge facing many girls. Most of them use plain cloth as a substitute for Pads, this causes discomfort among them,” says Mariatu G. Kanu.

In its effort to end period poverty, Faithflows International has learned that a staggering amount of teens continue to miss their classes because they are unable to access pads. The event held on Tuesday October 11th, 2022 saw Federal Government Girls College, and Calabar Sacred heart international girls secondary school, both in Calabar, benefit from free sanitary towels donated by Faithflows in its effort to end period poverty.

“I am very glad that Faithflows chose to visit our school. We have been empowered. May God bless Faithflows,” said one of them.

She added that through Faithflows, they are now more enlightened about their rights, and will continue to advocate for their space to bring positive change in society.

There is a need to educate girls about reproductive health, the right to education, and available opportunities. The group of Faithflows volunteers termed the day a big success with one of them, Miriam Sylvanus, describing the event as mind-blowing.

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  1. Big bravo to team Faithflows in Calabar; and congratulations to our young girls as we all celebrate their own special day thus yearly.
    I want to deeply extend thanks and appreciation to our various sponsors and/or funders for making the above very achievable with the girls.
    May God provide for the global family (Faithflows) inorder for us to touch more lives through Christ Jesus our Lord 🙏.

    Thank you Volunteers at Calabar for making such activity with the girls very memorable.

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