The Miss Ghana Foundation in collaboration with UNAIDs Ghana commenced its annual youth mentorship program on feminine hygiene, the protect the Goal Campaign, Ebola awareness and wellness at Don Bosco Technical Institute, Tema, St. Peters Anglican Senior High School, Nungua, Preset Pacesetters Senior High School, Accra, Osu Salem High School, Accra amongst other Senior High Schools in the region.
The team led by the Chairwoman of the Miss Ghana Foundation,
Inna M. Patty, and the CEO of EEGL (organisers of the Miss Ghana Pageant) and speaker at the event stated the need, like previous mentorship programs “to empower our youth with knowledge to help them make informed and significant decisions about their health and well-being. This we believe is a significant tool in liberating Ghana from poverty, ignorance and disease there by increasing development and productivity in our dear Nation’’.
Afua Asieduaa Akrofi, Miss Ghana Ambassador also empathized the need for our youth to pledge to “Protect the Goal”. This means ‘’The need for our youth to abstain from sex or if sexually active, to practice safe sex.’ For the Senior High schools visited, she encouraged them to abstain and focus on their studies. She also encouraged them to know their HIV status by getting tested, maintain one sexual partner and ‘practice safe sex’ by always using a condom.
A Pharmacist from Tobinco Pharmaceuticals talked about La Wash Intimate Hygiene and the necessity of using feminine products to keep our intimate areas clean especially as women.
As part of the feminine hygiene campaign, free Lawash intimate hygiene products were distributed to the female students.
Talks on Ebola, a deadly disease that has no cure was also a subject for our youth so they can better protect themselves and thereby mitigate easy transmission.
At the end of the event, thousands of students pledged to “Protect the Goal” by signing the pledge book.
Is your School ready to be the next to host this campaign? Follow the Miss Ghana Mentorship bus on Facebook; MissGhanaworld or Instagram: _missghana for more info on where the bus stops next.
The French Embassy Ghana, UNAIDs Ghana, Ecobank Development Corporation, Special Ice Mineral Water and Hottees Ghana are the benevolent support for this mentorship campaign.