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The Foundation trains women in reusable sanitary napkins



The Foundation trains women in reusable sanitary napkins

By Amina AhmedIkra The Foundation for Youth and Women’s Initiatives says it has trained 583 adolescent girls and women in entrepreneurship, trade finance and the production of reusable sanitary napkins.

Its executive director, Ms. Amina Garuba, told the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in Bauchi on Monday that the trainings had been conducted in some local government areas in Bauchi state.

She said the trainings, which also included cash flow management and trade finance, were designed to help beneficiaries grow economically and understand administrative and marketing strategies.

“The three-day trainings were conducted using a community and school approach to reach women of reproductive age.

“We trained them in the production of reusable sanitary napkins and provided them with all the materials for future production.

“The training focused on the community and school approach in which 283 adolescent girls and 300 women, including some people with physical disabilities, participated.

“The exercises took place between March and April in the local government areas of Itas Gadau, Ningi, Tafawa Balewa, Gamawa and Kirfi of Bauchi state,” she said.

Garuba said some of the beneficiaries made and sold reusable sanitary napkins in their communities after the training.

She commended the United Nations Population Fund and the Government of Canada for their support for the exercise. (NAN)

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