Sierra Leone News: Orange starts distribution of sanitary pads to female schools

As part of their Corporate Social Responsibility and also part of their $1.5 million pledge to the Free and Quality Education, Orange yesterday Wednesday started distribution of sanitary pads to secondary schools in Western Area. Making the presentation at the Government Technical Secondary School, the General Secretary of Orange SL Afie Haffner said they pledged to spend $1.5 million over five years in the Free Quality Education in various areas, and one such area is to distribute hygiene pads to 20 schools annually. “Today we are starting with two schools in the Western Area – Government Secondary Technical School and Vine Memorial and we are giving them 100 packages each for those that cannot afford and all of them would be registered so that the school would be getting feedback from them so that they can be monitored to get better results.” She said each package has three pads, a medicated soap, a facial towel and a calendar card that will help the girls know when their menstrual time is due. Afie Haffner averred that Orange is bent on making the Free and Quality Education becomes a success and they want to help the government on that. She said during their menstrual period most of them don’t go to school, which she says affect them in their studies, but with them receiving this kit, they would be able to go to school regardless of that. She called on them to think big and copy the footsteps of women that have achieved in life rather than allowing themselves to be deflowered by the boys as well as not keeping themselves clean and decent.

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