Since its launch on May 26th, 2023, MYO Global’s “Pad the Girl” initiative has achieved remarkable success. The program was inaugurated at Dodowa Basic A School, where MYO Global, in collaboration with Hajia Nazifa, a health officer from Ga East Municipal Hospital, took the initiative to educate young girls on the importance of menstrual hygiene and self-care during their menstrual cycles.
The core objective of MYO’s “Pad the Girl” initiative is to combat period poverty in Ghana. In the early stages of the project, preliminary investigations revealed a concerning reality: many young girls at Dodowa Presby A Basic School were resorting to unorthodox methods to manage their menstrual cycles. Some used socks, while others made do with tissues, rags, and other improvised solutions. This revelation deeply troubled Prof. Douglas Boateng, the Founding Chairman of MYO Global Foundation. Prof. Boateng’s passion for issues affecting youth, women, and children prompted him to take action. He decided to adopt the school, ensuring that these young girls received sanitary pads every month, given that the menstrual cycle is a monthly occurrence.
MYO Global Foundation, in its commitment to addressing this pressing issue, actively sought sponsors and received generous contributions from individuals like Madam Rosetta Asmah and Mr. Boateng, as well as esteemed companies such as Goldridge Holdings and Strategic Mobilisation Limited.
While MYO Global has faced some challenges in fulfilling its monthly donation promise due to financial constraints and limited donations since May, they successfully provided support in July, September, and most recently, in October. The heartfelt reception from the young girls every time they receive these essential supplies is deeply moving. They never fail to express their gratitude towards MYO Global, its Founding Chairman, and the other benevolent donors who have dedicated themselves to eradicating period poverty. The school’s headmistress and teachers consistently convey their appreciation to the foundation for the significant work accomplished.
MYO Global continues to extend an open invitation to individuals who share their passion for menstrual hygiene, the fight against period poverty, and the well-being of the girl child. Support for MYO Global’s “Pad the Girl” initiative, whether in the form of cash or in-kind donations (specifically, sanitary pads), remains a crucial step towards reducing period poverty and improving the lives of these young girls.
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