A notable student-run organization, Impact Leaders Club (ILC), has organized a sensitization programme for the teenage and adolescent girls in the Oba Akoko today.
The event, tagged ‘Pad a Girl’, was held at the Oludaye Grammar School, Oba Akoko. In attendance were the organization’s president, Oluwagbamila Damilola; vice president, Balogun Abisola; director of programmes and event, Bello Florence along with other ambassadors who represented the organization.
Also present was the school’s Vice Principal, Mrs Odedeyi along with two female teachers.
While giving a lecture on the issues of menstruation, the club’s Vice President, Miss Abisola enlightened participants on likely symptoms to experience on periods.
“You may observe mood swings, headaches, stomach cramps, pimples and other occurrences. Take along your pad when your period is close by.”
Also, she urged the ladies to maintain a healthy lifestyle and have a normal menstrual span, cycle and normal flow.
She said, “Irregular changes in the menstrual cycle can be caused by lack of balanced diet, lack of rest, dirtiness e.t.c. When you take care of yourself and maintain hygienic life, it will be easy to have a normal and free flow of menstruation.”
Speaking with AAUA INSIDER, Oluwagbamila Damilola -The organization’s President- disclosed the motivation behind the initiative. He said that the conclusion was reached during the executives meeting where the societal challenge was identified.
He also revealed that the team, particularly the VP (Amb Abisola) and director of programmes (Miss Florence), played cogent roles in the execution of the initiative.
He said, “Initially, we aimed at reaching just 50 girls in this menstrual hygiene orientation cum Pad-giveaway. The host community through the Queen, Olori Adegoroye insisted we spread our tentacles.”
“Although we couldn’t cover two schools at a time like it was proposed due to logistics issues, we were, however, able to reach close to 200 female students.”
The expected aim is to indulge the girl child in a sophisticated thinking process of being able to make the right decision when faced with seductions from their male counterparts and more importantly to learn and know more about menstruation.
He also revealed that the expected aim is to “indulge the girl child in a sophisticated thinking process of being able to make the right decision when faced with seductions” from their male counterparts and more importantly, “to learn and know more about menstruation.”
He praised Access bank and the club members for combining efforts to sponsor the event which he described as “borderline orgasmic and captivating”
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