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60 girls trained on menstrual hygiene, reproductive health in Sokoto

A non-governmental organisation, Connected Hands for Family Health and Empowerment Initiative (CHAFHEIN), has organised a four-day training programme for 60 adolescent girls in Sokoto state.…

A non-governmental organisation, Connected Hands for Family Health and Empowerment Initiative (CHAFHEIN), has organised a four-day training programme for 60 adolescent girls in Sokoto state.

The girls were trained on menstrual hygiene, reproductive health, financial literacy and communication skills.

The girls were drawn from the two most populous local government areas of Sokoto-South and Sokoto-North.

Among the participants were people living with disabilities.

Speaking on the training programme, the Team Lead, Amina Muhammad, explained that the training would help the participants to maintain personal hygiene during their menstruation period.

“And also to express themselves better and know how to save for the rainy day,” she said

On reproductive health, she said it was meant to prepare the girls for their marital life.

One of the participants who spoke to our reporter, Nusaiba Sani from Gagi area, commended the organisation for the training which she described as educative.

The State Programme Manager, Laila Abubakar, noted that they were hoping to extend the training to other local government areas of the state.

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