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Over 1000 girls receive sanitary towels, equipment

Office of Women Representative Mandera County through NGAAF has distributed sanitary towels and other personal items to over 1, 000 girls in all girl schools in the county.

Speaking at Moi Girls’ Secondary School, Mandera Women Representative, Amina Gedoh Hassan confirmed that her office has also focused on supporting Girl Child Education and empowering women.

The women representative though NGAAF has also procured library equipment for Moi Girls’ Secondary School.

“My focus has always been on Girl Child Education and it’s for this reason my office has procured library equipment for this new library in Moi Girls’. It’s my hope that this small gesture will go a long way in helping our girls in their education journey,” said Hassan.

Among the equipment procured for the school library are reading tables, book trolley, shelves, drawers and magazine stands.

Hassan pleaded with the girls to focus on their education because educating a girl is educating the whole community and it’s important to this society.

“I want to plead with you, despite the challenges brought about covid-19, you must focus on your education in order to transform our society,” added Hassan.

The Women Representative emphasised against practices such as FGM and early marriages which were rampart in the area. She asked the girls to report parents and guardians forcing them into these illegal acts to relevant authorities.

According to the Women Rep, NGAAF used over Sh1.2M to equip the library and supply sanitary towels to over 1000 girls across all girl schools in Mandera County.

By Charles Matacho

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