By Smith Nwokocha
Annually, 11th October is marked as a day to celebrate the Girl Child all over the World. This year, Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Rivers State Chapter (MWAN) collaborated with Partners to support, senstize the Girl Child and 11th October,2021 will remain memorable in the minds of the beneficiaries.
The International Day of the Girl child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.
This year we joined the world to marked the day with the theme:”Digital Generation, Our Generation” in collaboration with some NGOs and girls’ forums, which was celebrated across 3 Local government areas in Rivers state.
-Press release in collaboration with the Girl child promotion committee of Nigerian Medical Association ,Rivers State
-Support to Mother of good counsel initiative towards the building of a Shelter”Girl centre” project.
- Health education talks on menstrual cycle and hygiene, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases were given and 200 female students were gifted sanitary pads, this was in collaboration with Kalabari girl child foundation at Asari Toru LGA.
-Health education talk give to the students and sanitary pads were given to over 400 female secondary students drawn from Abua/Odual, Ahoada West &East and Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government areas, this held at ONELGA this was done in collaboration with Orashi girls forum.
-Distribution of sanitary pads to 200 female students of the Rivers State University in collaboration with Aluta Conscious Females