A gender based non-governmental organisation has distributed sanitary pads to young girls and sweaters to children and babies in Kawaye village, Dutse local government area of the state.
Chairperson of the foundation, Ms Rahma Ahmad, made this known in an interview on the sideline of the presentation of the materials in Dutse.
Ahmad said the gesture was part of the foundation’s humanitarian services to assist the less privileged, particularly in rural areas.
She stated that three cartons of the sanitary pads containing 12 each, were distributed to the beneficiaries, who could not afford to buy sanitary pads during their menstrual period.
“I was motivated to provide the pads to the beneficiaries by one report that my mother did about women in rural areas; using rags as sanitary pads.
“Being a journalist, I once accompanied my mother to Gandu village, where she did a report about women using rags as pad.
“Since then I began to think of a way I can assist girls in rural areas. So, after giving them the pads, we demonstrated to them on how to use the pads,” she said. (NAN)No tags for this post.