World Health Day 2017: Project seeks to reduce depression among teenage girls
As the World Health Organization (WHO) marks the 2017 World Health Day, a team in Nigeria is working hard to raise funds to improve menstrual hygiene among teenage girls. According to Bamisaye Folasade, co-founder of Young Women Arise and a 2017 Nelson Mandela Washington Fellow, lack of access to proper menstrual hygiene is a leading cause of depression among teenage girls. Their period kit helps to solve this problem for young girls by providing them with basic requirements for a safe and healthy menstruation.
They hope to raise enough funds before Menstrual Hygiene Day 2017 on May 28, to give at least 500 period Kits free to in-school and out of school adolescent girls.
According to Folasade, “Many girls struggle to attend school because of the lack of access to sanitary pads and sanitary facilities, we love to provide access To feminine hygiene products. A period kit pack contains the minimum requirements needed for hygienic menstruation (pads, disposable pants, sanitizer and panty liners)”
“To achieve this objective a crowd fundraiser has been created and the direct link to donate to this course is https://impartfund.com/201703181 or https://www.generosity.com/medical-fundraising/free-distribution-menstrual-hygiene-kits”