A foremost and leading non-profit Organization, Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ) in partnership with Shammar Education Foundation, have concluded arrangements to sensitize female Students in Government Secondary Schools across the 25 Local Government Areas of Delta State on the use of Sanitary Pad during Menstruation to mark the World Health Day scheduled for April 7, 2020.
The programme Manager CEPEJ, Mr Samuel Ideh, who led a team of delegation during a meeting with the Founder/CEO of Shammar Education Foundation, Mrs. Onyi Ikemefuna in Delta State on Monday February 17, 2020, said the program is aimed at preventing all forms infectious diseases that may result from the use of non medically approved materials during their menstrual period.
According to him, "The girls will be taught and trained on the best way to use the pad, how long can a pad last, good personal hygiene during the period and how to produce United Nations (UN) approved sustainable pad that can last for years.
Mrs Ikemefuna while lauding CEPEJ for initiating the program, said it will encourage and assist the female children in the State have good health growing up and a safe environment for younger generation.
On the aspect of collaboration with CEPEJ for the proposed training on the production of UN sustainable Sanitary Pads and education during the campaign she said; " I am in, as long as it is for the Girl-child, count me in, you have my full support and Collaboration just let me know my role".
The high point of the Collaboration visit was the presentation of CEPEJ newsletters, calenders and letter of Collaboration with the foundation by Mr Samuel Ideh who was accompanied by Mr. Daniel Tonfawei - Communication & Networking Officer and Mr. Doubra Patrick Boidifigha Programme officer on Environment.