Miss Igala Nigeria 2020 Queen Makolo Favour Achenyo through AID FOR HER INITIATIVE has Commissioned the first ever Pad bank in Ogane-Uge Community in Dekina Local Governments Area of Kogi state Nigeria.
PAD BANK is an initiative tailored at estbalishing Sanitary Banks in rural communities where every girl child can have access to free pads on a monthly basis.
According to UNESCO, 1 out of 10 girls in Africa miss school during their menstrual period and eventually drop out.
In Nigeria, the high cost of sanitary pads have made them inaccessible for poor girls. In some situations, girls face sexual abuse in their quest for money to buy sanitary pads.
According to Makolo Favour The Pad Bank Initiative is aims at curbing the ugly trend, sensitizing as well as reinforcing the confidence of girls, especially at the community level, to be proud of their menstrual cycle.
She said the first face if the project which is a trial face will run for one year in some selected communities in the state for efficiency sake and that the initiative is opened for partnership and sponsorship especially for all those who desire the Pad Bank to be situated in their Community.
She enjoins the government, well meaning organizations and individuals to key into the project as it is a sustainable one if partnered with.
Queen Makolo Favour emerged Miss Igala Nigeria 2019/2020 in a kinly contested pageant Organized by Grace Jedie the CEO Confluence Concept Production a platform aimed promoting the rich cultural heritage of the Igala Kingdom and provide opportunities for young individuals to strive in the society.
The Pad bank is one of the numerus projects that has been embarked on by Makolo Favour and she hopes to achieve her biggest project of all which is Rebuilding a School Project in Igala Kingdom before the end of her rain as Miss Igala Nigeria.
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