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Taraba First Lady Celebrates World Menstrual Hygiene Day with Female Students In Lau



In a heartfelt celebration of World Menstrual Hygiene Day, Her Excellency, Mrs. Agyin Kefas, First Lady of Taraba State, visited the Government Day Secondary School in AppawaGada, Lau Local Government Area. The event was marked by a series of educational and interactive activities aimed at promoting menstrual hygiene and breaking the stigma surrounding menstruation.


The occasion saw the First Lady engaging with the students, emphasizing the importance of menstrual hygiene and mental well-being. In her address, Mrs. Kefas highlighted the significance of maintaining proper menstrual hygiene, which is crucial for the health and empowerment of young girls.


"It is essential for young girls to have accurate information and the necessary resources to manage their menstrual health effectively. Education and open discussions about menstrual hygiene can significantly reduce the stigma and improve the quality of life for our girls," said Mrs. Kefas.


The students were educated on various aspects of menstrual hygiene management, including the proper use and disposal of sanitary products, the importance of cleanliness during menstruation, and the need to dispel myths and misconceptions about menstruation. The session aimed to empower the girls with knowledge, helping them to approach menstruation with confidence and dignity.


A significant highlight of the event was the distribution of free menstrual pads to the students, a gesture that was warmly received. Mrs. Kefas personally handed out the sanitary pads, ensuring that each student had access to the necessary supplies for maintaining menstrual hygiene.


The students expressed their gratitude for the First Lady's visit and the invaluable knowledge shared during the event. Many of them spoke about how the session had positively changed their perception of menstruation and provided them with practical tips for better hygiene practices.


The commemoration of World Menstrual Hygiene Day in Lau LGA is part of Mrs. Kefas's broader initiative to promote health and education among the youth in Taraba State. By addressing menstrual hygiene, the First Lady continues to advocate for the health and well-being of young girls, ensuring they have the support and resources needed to thrive.


The event concluded with a commitment from Mrs. Kefas to continue supporting educational and health initiatives across the state, focusing on the empowerment and well-being of Taraba's youth.

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