Ghana Girls Use Wings to Fly
The NGO Pen to Paper (P2P) Ghana held a very successful menstrual hygiene and empowerment workshop to address female student absences—often due to the inability to afford basic sanitary pads. The co-founder of P2P encouraged girls to not feel ashamed about menstrual hygiene matters, and a Ghana YouTube star made an appearance as well. Assist Africa sponsored the event, and donated over 400 packs of sanitary pads.
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