7th June, 2018
Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Gombe State chapter, donated seven cartons of sanitary pads to the Special Education Centre, Gombe on Thursday.
The centre is home to the blind, deaf, dumb and mentally unstable children.
Mrs Comfort Mukkolo, the NAWOJ Chairperson in Gombe, while donating the items on Thursday, said the aim was to commemorate World Menstrual Hygiene Day, marked annually on May 28.
She said, “we are donating sanitary pad to these children because we want to promote personal hygiene among them and to give them a sense of belonging following their vulnerability.”
The chairperson called on the students to concentrate on their studies and not to be discouraged by their condition.
Responding on behalf of the students, Miss Zulaihatu Sama’il, promised that they would utilise the pads for the purpose it was meant for.
She urged other organisations and public-spirited individuals to emulate NAWOJ.
Mrs Deborah Tuduks, the Principal of the centre, commended NAWOJ for identifying with the centre.
She said the gesture was not the first by NAWOJ, adding that the association recently donated exercise books to the school.