A nongovernmental organization, BridgeConnect Africa has led an intervention on how young women can manage their personal hygiene during this pandemic.
The NGO trained 42 adolescents and women of Marke Village, Dambatta Local Government of Kano state on how to manage their menstrual health and produce dignity kits within a week.
The intervention was aimed at teaching young women to monetize the skills they learn while boosting their self-esteem during this period of Coronavirus pandemic.
Sani Muhammad, the executive director of BridgeConnect Africa said that many girls and women during the training admitted to not knowing what a menstrual pad is, what it is used for and how they can even use it.
“Our team were able to make provision for packs of menstrual pads for all the participating women and girls, and how they can use it to stay healthy.
“They were also taught the need for maintaining personal hygiene during this pandemic periods, and taken through the NCDC guidelines for prevention of Coronavirus as well,” said Muhammad.
He also said that at the end of the training, the girls were able to produce 80 containers of petroleum jelly, 80 bottles of liquid soap, 80 containers of menthol, 80 containers of hair cream, 80 containers of powder toothpaste and 80 bottles of deodorant.
As part of BridgeConnect intervention, they are also launching a Community Emergency Transport System owned and led by women in the community and its surrounding environs which will increase the access to maternal health cares services.