TP Women International, a non-governmental orgnaisation (NGO), has donated 140 sanitary pads and panties to students of the Adasewase Methodist and District Authority (D/A) Junior Secondary School (JHS) in the Atiwa District of the Eastern Region.
Ms Marian Cudjoe, Chief Executive Officer of the NGO, said the donation was part of activities aimed at educating and empowering adolescent girls in the Atiwa District.
She said more than 68 girls benefited from the gesture, which was to help promote menstrual hygiene among girls and prevent teenage pregnancy.
Ms Cudjoe in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, explained that in one of the schools, there were no female teachers to support these adolescents when the need arose, and the girls reported that they “feel uncomfortable to attend classes during their menstrual cycle periods”.
She expressed concern about the plight of girls in such basic schools across the country, where there were no female teachers.
Ms Cudjoe said complaints had been made to officials of Ghana Education Service District directorate to assign female teachers to school to assist girls anytime the need arose.
She urged parents to educate their adolescent children on sex, and create a good parent-child-relationship.
Ms Cudjoe said the focus of TP Women International included health education, female empowerment, support for the needy and reducing negative social vices.
Mr Collins Sarpong, Head Teacher of Adasewase D/A JHS, expressed gratitude to NGO for supporting the girls and encouraged other NGOs as well as civil society organisations to assist the school.