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NGO Seeks Support Of Nigerian’s For Humanitarian Services

A Non-governmental Organization, Gracious Foundation has distributed sanitary pads to 96 teenagers in Ndi Uduma Awoke Community of Abia State.

The Founder of the NGO, Miss
Amarachi Smart Ukonu, during the distribution, appealed to Government at all levels, international donors and well meaning Nigerians to support Organizations that are into humanitarian services towards making the world a better place.

She hinted that research conducted by her team and other Organizations showed that about 80 percent of adolescent girls in rural and semi-urban areas use rags and tissue papers during menstruation, due to the high cost of sanitary pads and ignorance of the health implications.

According to Miss Ukonu, ” this finding is to say the least, most pathetic and unacceptable in this age”.

The Foundation also lectures the teenagers on health talks as it relates to menstrual hygiene, menstrual cycle, personal hygiene among others.

Participants were equally exposed to the consequences of having unprotected sex and the need to maintain sexual purity to avoid unwanted pregnancy as well as sexually transmitted diseases.

Miss Ukonu stated that the vision of the NGO is to reach out to vulnerable children and youths in rural and semi-urban areas with the Gospel of Christ, health awareness and needs, educational empowerment, food provision, poverty alleviation and skill acquisitions.

Some of the beneficiaries, Miss Miracle Agwu Ochu, Miss Anyaorie and Joy Olaka Awa unanimously expressed gratitude to the Organization for the gift and exposure, describing the lecture as an eye opener and also prayed for God’s blessings for the Foundation.

PR Remi Johnson,Edited by Grace Namiji

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