On Thursday, 14th November 2019, an outreach was made to two communities in the Ningo-Prampram area. The team visited the basic schools in Ahwiam and New Ningo in the Greater Accra Region to donate sanitary pads for use by female students in these communities.
Period poverty has been described as the lack of access to sanitary products, menstrual hygiene education, toilets, hand washing facilities, and, or, waste management.
With UNESCO projecting that 1 in 10 female students in Africa miss school because of period poverty, this outreach was a step in the right direction.
In all the schools visited, the pupils were happy they have been given these pads noting that a lack of access to these materials was a factor that contributed significantly to female absenteeism.
By undertaking this outreach MPA aims to not only keep the girl child in school but also help achieve SDG Goals 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing) and 4(Quality Education).
MPA believes that ending period poverty by 2030 is possible, period!”