Visionary Norman Foundation Empowers Schoolgirls: The Visionary Norman Foundation is making a difference in the lives of schoolgirls in the Lambussie District of the Upper West Region.
By providing sanitary pads and organizing free health screenings, the foundation aims to promote personal hygiene, encourage school attendance during menstrual cycles, and address the issue of teenage pregnancies.
Supporting Schoolgirls’ Hygiene and Education
The foundation distributed sanitary pads to schoolgirls in four Junior High Schools, enabling them to manage their menstrual cycles and stay focused on their education.
Four Junior High Schools—Samoa JHS, Suke JHS, Dindee JHS, and Chum Sakafia JHS—were beneficiaries of this initiative, ensuring that the girls can manage their menstrual cycles with dignity and remain focused on their education.
Teenage Pregnancy and Reproductive Health
During a durbar with traditional leaders and stakeholders in Suke, Dr. Abena Yeboah, Director of the Visionary Norman Foundation, highlighted the concerning prevalence of teenage pregnancy in the Lambussie District.
In response to this public health issue, the foundation initiated educational programs and sensitization efforts to raise awareness about reproductive health among schoolgirls.
By providing education and counseling on reproductive health matters, the foundation seeks to equip the girls with knowledge that will help them make informed decisions and reduce the occurrence of teenage pregnancies.
Free Health Screening & Community Support
Collaborating with the Lambussie District Health Directorate, the foundation organized free health screenings for the Suke community, providing counseling and referrals for further medical care.
Dr. Sussie Anku, the Reproductive Health Counselor for Visionary Norman Foundation, explained that the screenings not only aimed to identify health conditions but also offered counseling and referrals for further medical care.
By addressing the underlying factors contributing to teenage pregnancies, including poverty, early marriage, and elopement, the foundation seeks to empower the community and ensure better outcomes for young girls.
Collaborative Efforts and Future Support
The foundation’s intervention received praise from local authorities and calls for continued support from benevolent agencies to improve menstrual hygiene and support schoolgirls in the Lambussie District.
Mr. Bin-Erana Jerdu Nuhu, the Acting Lambussie District Health Director, acknowledged the significance of the Visionary Norman Foundation’s intervention in addressing teenage pregnancies and promoting reproductive health.
He emphasized that the support provided to schoolgirls would enable them to make informed decisions about their reproductive well-being, thus complementing the efforts of the district health directorate.
Mr. Delle Anthony, a representative of the Lambussie District Education Directorate, commended the foundation for its valuable intervention and called for continued support from benevolent agencies to improve menstrual hygiene among schoolgirls in the district.
The Visionary Norman Foundation’s efforts are empowering schoolgirls and promoting reproductive health in rural communities.
By addressing the challenges faced by young girls, the foundation is fostering a supportive environment that encourages education and responsible decision-making.
Collaborative efforts are crucial for creating lasting change and transforming communities for the better.