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Founder of Circle of Beautiful Hearts Foundation, Mrs. Ifeoma Okoye in a group photograph with students and staff of Ashaka Mixed Secondary School, Ashaka.
By Faith Madogwe
The Circle of Beautiful Hearts Foundation (CBH), a not-for-profit organization, on Tuesday, has donated about 360 dignity kits to girls of Ashaka Mixed Secondary School, Ashaka in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta state.
The programme was part of activities to commemorate the International Menstrual Hygiene Day celebrated May 28.
The donation included menstrual hygiene products consisting of dry love sanitary pad and customised bags for staff of the school.
The foundation had in attendance several facilitators who mentored the girls for several hours on staying healthy and clean during their menstrual flow.
In an interview with GbaramatuVoice, the Coordinator, Mrs Ifeoma Okoye, lamented the stress and difficulties encountered by young girls who could not afford the high cost of sanitary pads.
This gesture from CBH was to educate more girls on how to manage themselves during their menstrual periods and to restore decency among teenage girls.
“It will also encourage the students on personal hygiene, promote cleanliness and good health.
One of the students, shared excitement and said she was very happy to have benefited.
The non-profit organisation was founded this year and hopes to uplift disadvantaged people in the society.