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Val Charity Foundation CEO Donates Sanitary Pads To Basic School Pupils

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Val Charity Foundation, has distributed free sanitary pads to school girls in the Brim central Municipal Assembly and Asene Manso Akroso District in the Eastern region.

The beneficiary schools were; Aboabo Presbyterian Primary and JHS, Aboabo Salvation Army, Asene Presbyterian and Akyem Esem.

The donation forms part of the social responsibility of the Val Charity Foundation as an non-governmental organization (NGO) working to better the lives of children in the country.

 

 

 

 

 

Presenting the items, the founder of Val charity foundation, Madam Janet Assibi aka Ama Val (The Sawing Teacher) noted that many school-going girls do not go to school when they are having their periods if they do not have proper sanitary towels for fear of embarrassment, should they accidentally soil their skirts.

 

 

She also hinted that, because young girls are unable to buy the sanitary pads, parents forced them to early marriage and were exposed to early sex.

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Noting that in some cultures some people regard girls having their menstrual periods as a sign of sexual maturity and said this has resulted in many children getting married before they were physically and mentally prepared for marriage.

Additionally, Ama Val (The Sawing Teacher) explained that early pregnancy disturbs girls’ formal education, making it almost impossible for them to acquire a sound education that can enable them to land good-paying jobs.

she stressed the fact that education was the gateway to a good life and encouraged school girls and boys to remain in school and to work hard.

Ama Val (The Sawing Teacher) took the students through how to calculate their menstrual period and how to use the sanitary pads correctly.

 

 

 

Calls for removal of taxes on sanitary pads

‘As today 14th February 2023, marks my birthday, I am sharing sanitary pads to student because of the high price of sanitary pads in the market’, Ama Val said.

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Ama Val (The Sawing Teacher) said the government should have a look at the tax on the sanitary pads to make it a bit easier for the less privileged.

“It would be much easier if government considers a reduction of the tax on sanitary pads so that the less privileged ones especially those in the remote communities can be able to purchase them instead of using unhygienic materials or even hiding themselves in that special time of the month ” Ama Val (The Sawing Teacher) said.

She noted that menstrual insecurity psychologically affects women and girls, a situation which is very worrying and must be looked at critically by all stakeholders.

She said there is the urgent need for the physically challenged girls and women to be well educated on menstrual hygiene and given the necessary help during that special time.

 

 

 

 

Appeal for support

The founder of Val charity foundation, Madam Janet Cassidy aka Ama Val (The Sawing Teacher) therefore urge stakeholders and NGO to support her so she can put smile on the faces of poor school children.

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She advise her fellow teachers to also make sure they support school children who needs help.

Some of the school children who received some of the sanitary pads showed their gratitude to Madam Janet.

 

The founder of Val charity foundation, Madam Janet Assibi aka Ama Val (The Sawing Teacher) in the studio of Ahenkan Fm

 

 

 

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