Orange Sierra Leone Donates Menstrual Packs to scores of Secondary Schools

This week, starting on the 28th October 2019 to 31st October 2019, a total of twelve schools have so far benefited from donations of menstrual sanitary pads by Orange Sierra Leone.


On Monday Ahmadiyya, Independence and St. Helena Schools received pads. On Tuesday 29th October 2019 pupils of the Government Municipal, Laura Dove and Ansarul Secondary School got theirs; and on Wednesday 30th October 2019 Orange SL reached Government Model, Rokel and UMC Secondary Schools and supplied them too.


While on Thursday, 31st October, 2019 the Company donated menstrual hygiene packs to the Murray Town Municipal Junior, Constance Cummings John and King Fahad Secondary Schools in Freetown.


This is close to distributing almost 2,000 menstrual hygiene packs in twenty different schools in Freetown by ORANGE which is targeting 10, 000 packs within a five year period to one hundred schools in the country.


The menstrual hygiene packs are designed to be eco-freindly provided by manufactured in Makeni. They are not harmful to the environment as the other disposable ones are and have proven to be very safe and good.


Abibatu Kamara of the Girl Child Network Sierra Leone talked to the girls how to use the packs and encouraged them to open up the discussions around their menstrual periods as it is no longer a taboo.


According to her, girls should celebrate themselves hence they started seeing their menstruation as it is the start of their womanhood. The authorities from various schools visited lauded Orange Sierra Leone for the brilliant initiative which, according to them, has been greatly affecting the retention rate of girls in schools.