FAP, FCFAGLOBAL, SWAG, Anchor Minds, unveil initiative to curb Menstrual Poverty, Stigma in Nigeria - EazyFeeds

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Tuesday 9 November 2021

FAP, FCFAGLOBAL, SWAG, Anchor Minds, unveil initiative to curb Menstrual Poverty, Stigma in Nigeria


In a bid to stem up proactive response to the ravaging effect of menstrual poverty and stigma in our society, the team at Fund A PAD initiative have strategically bonded with an approach to clear eradicate the carnage already done and create a platform that address the issues associated with menstrual poverty and management head on.

The Convener of FAP Initiative, Ms Salome Okoribe didn't hide her feelings while acknowledging partners who have come on board to give the initiative the required support, in her words "We are indeed elated to partner with various organizations who have shown interest in our approach to tackle the menace of menstrual poverty and stigmatization" 

She also went ahead to show appreciation to Food and Care for All (fcfaglobal) and strengthing woman affirmation and gifts (SWAG) who are sponsors of the sanitary kits and learning materials which will be handed to 200 girls at the Durumi IDP camp in Abuja. She added "We are also appreciative of Meals for kidz initiative who will be handling the feeding of these girls at the event which will be coming up on the 13th of November, 2021"

The Co-convener and project coordinator, Ikokwu Chidozie, the Chief Operations Officer, Diatoms Solution while speaking on this auspicious occasion when our girls will be 
given the rights to properly take responsibility for their basic hygiene and take tabs of what is needed during their monthly menstruation.

Highlighting more on the initiative, He said, Fund a PAD Menstrual Initiative was created to enable us to help young girls and women in need, by supplying menstrual pad kits. He added "This is a 100% volunteer run initiative which is 
funded by donations. FAP initiative donate menstrual pads kits to contacts and organizations in Nigeria and West Africa ensuring they reach those that need them the most". 

While also speaking with the convener, Ms Salome, she shared her personal experience which was one of the inspirations behind this initiative. In her words "Menstruators around the world, especially in low-income communities, often face a lack of access to menstrual products. Without proper sanitary supplies, they may resort to using newspapers, dirty rags, and even leaves to manage their periods".

"For this reason, we are introducing this relief initiative “Fund a PAD Initiative”, a project that sort to reduce the menstrual poverty amongst young Nigerian girls and women especially the vulnerable young girls". 

The Flagg-off for this maiden edition is scheduled to hold on the 13th of November, 2021 at the Internally Displaces Persons’ camp Durumi, FIRS Training School Road, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria.

Mr Ikemba later revealed that recently, in other to sustain the initiative and build a lasting operational impact, Fund A PAD initiative signed a long term MoU with Anchor Minds Movement Worldwide in partnership for mobilization and facilitation of subsequent outreach. Other supporting partners which are in collaboration with FAP where also mentioned; Kijani TV, Mc I go laugh, CESSF.

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