Ashanti region: Girls snub school due to lack of sanitary pads at Bedomase

Ashanti region

Many young girls at Bedomase in the Afigya Sekyere South District of the Ashanti Region have had to continuously ignore school owing to poverty.

The girls who are mostly from deprived families struggle to afford sanitary materials hence preventing them from attending school for fear of being shamed.

Some are left with no option than to rely on men for the material which sometimes leads to teenage pregnancy.

The Sekyere South District Director of girl child education Madam Dorcas Anane says many girls across the district snub school due to the problem.

She therefore calls for support from government and other Philanthropic organizations to stem the tide.

As part of efforts to reduce the situation, the Afoa Impact Foundation in collaboration with the NLA good causes foundation have donated sanitary pads worth thousands of cedis to three basic schools in the community in the Ashanti region.

According to the Founder of the Afoa Impact Foundation Nana Ama Afoa, the measure will help to keep girls in school as well as reduce teenage pregnancy in the area.

The young Girls at Bedomase couldn’t help after receiving the materials than to appreciate the two foundations for their commitment towards their education…..

In August, 2020, the Vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, disclosed that the governing New Patriotic Party was going to ensure that the 20 percent tax on sanitary products is removed when re-elected into office.

But After nearly two years of the promise, girls still have to spend huge sums of money on sanitary products every month.


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