Boys raise funds to buy sanitary towels for unprivileged girls
A group of boys raising funds to buy sanitary towels for less privileged girls at Somnyamekodur D/A Basic School in the Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira district of the Central Region
boys, aged between 9-13 years, are part of a boy’s only boot camp by Junior Shapers Africa (JSA), a non-governmental focused on grooming and mentoring boys to become responsible men in future.
The boys, who are from various schools across the country, in an interview with Graphic Online, expressed their joy in helping underprivileged girls stay in school during their menstrual period.
13-year old Melorwo Muzzu told Graphic Online that girls at the Somnyamekodur D/A Basic School are unable to afford sanitary towels and have been absenting themselves from school due to this.
“We are doing this because we have sisters who go through menstruation…and so we are doing this to help the girls who cannot go to school because of this [menstruation] and to cancel the concept that for a guy, touching a pad is a taboo,” he said.
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JSA is a male only child personal development in all of Africa focused on grooming and mentoring boys to become responsible men in .
JSA, as part of its programmes this year, is running a boot camp dubbed Future Men Bootcamp from August 26 to September 2, for young boys; aimed at grooming them to be junior change ambassadors in Ghana and across the continent.