NGO Distributes Sanitary Pads To Schools, Admonishes Students on Hygiene
By Sampson Uhuegbu, Owerri
In its efforts towards ensuring the world is made a better place to live in, a humanitarian organization that had been impacting positively on lives, Ikon Health Foundation (IKON), recently, visited some schools in Nigeria and offered sanitary pads to the girls.
The Chief Executive Officer and founder of the IKON Health Foundation, Pharmacist Ikenna Ogwuegbu, was ably represented by Dr. Chioma Ihekoronye, who spoke extensively on “Personal Menstrual Hygiene”.
At the Comprehensive Secondary School, Ehunachi in Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria, Principal of the School, Mrs. Agness Nwachukwu, lauded founder of the Ikon Health Foundation, Pharm. Ikenna Ogwuegbu for visiting her school.
In her reaction, a 15- year-old Junior Secondary School (JSS) student of the College who gave her name as Miss Florence Nwosu, thanked the organizer for teaching them on personal menstrual hygiene, of which she said, would help help her meaningfully.
The organization visited Government Girls’ Secondary School Dutse, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, during which it distributed sanitary pads and educated the girls on sexual health and menstrual hygiene to commemorate the International Day of the Girl Child 2022.
The IKON Health Foundation, an internationally- recognized private charity organization owned by Pharmacist Ikenna Ogwuegbu, an Imo State- born US-based Pharmacist, is committed towards bringing about a better healthcare services to people in the United States (US), Nigeria and other parts other countries of the world.
IKON believes that girl child is an integral part of the society who enjoys the fundamental human rights which is unalienable. They ought to be nurtured, respected, protected and properly taken care of.