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Group Empowers 312 Young Girls With Disabilities With Free Menstrual Pads

.. Launches Pad-A-Girl-With-Disabilities Project

by Inclusive News Network

As part of commemorating World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2024, The Alone not Lonely Women with Disabilities Initiatives (ANLWWDI) has empowered at least 312 young girls with disabilities with free menstrual pads in the FCT.

The Initiative, Pad-A-Girl-with-Disabilities was launched in a collaborative effort to combat pad poverty among young girls with disabilities. Its targeted areas in the Federal Capital Territory for empowerment include, FCT School of the Blind, Jabi, the Special Needs school Kuje, and FCT School for the Deaf, a collaboration with the Deaf Women Aloud Initiative (DWAI), who was also running a similar Initiative by launching their Pad bank in the FCT School of the Deaf Kuje.

INN reports that the initiative is a year-long effort to empower young girls with disabilities with free menstrual pads.

During ANLWWDI’s interaction with the staff of special needs schools, Mrs Ndidi Rita Okonta, a staff was filled with heartfelt gratitude.

Okonta noted “this is the first time in the history of the school to have a special organization like ANLWWDI come to donate such pads. It was necessary for the special needs students. We pray more NGOs will emulate ANLWWDI and extend their benevolence.”

One of the volunteers of ANLWWDI, Miss Blessing Igwe, stated, “I have never known such special needs students are here; I am happy ANLWWDI gives me such a privilege to give back to my community. I am even happier seeing how those special needs students cheer the pad, which means a lot to them.”

Founded in 2022 and fully registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Nigeria, ANLWWDI, whose mission is to provide a safe space for single mothers and young girls with disabilities by empowering and connecting them to global opportunities also recently launched several initiatives in lieu with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as “Kicking Out Hunger” by empowering struggling single mothers with disabilities with food and relief materials among other initiatives.

Speaking on behalf of ANLWWDI, Oluwasola Oladeji, the Executive Director of the organisation who was represented by a board member, Nelson Umezurike assured that the organisation will continue to promote inclusion and support in her little way by creating and providing social and psychological support to increase the self-esteem of singles, widows, and young girls with disabilities in Nigeria and Africa.

“We urge you to join us in this mission by supporting our initiatives or similar causes in your communities.” He said.

1 comment

PERETU July 12, 2024 - 7:30 pm

Good morning am deaf


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