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First Lady, “Championing” in Port Loko

Updated: Mar 11, 2023

First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone has visited PortLoko district, in continuation of the second phase of the sanitary pads distribution to girls, her second passion project. The visit was done yesterday 23rd February, 2023.

The first lady was accompanied by her friend Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden who has been supporting her ventures towards promoting hygiene for girls, towards promoting girl’s education, for which they have both expressed a deep seated sentiment.

Speaking, First Lady explained that girls using Sanitary pads are better protected against infections, making it possible to spend more time in school, free from reproductive system related ailments.

Speaking, First Lady explained that girls using Sanitary pads are better protected against infections, making it possible to spend more time in school, free from reproductive system related ailments.

She furthered that the other part of her work with girls is the “Hands Off Our Girls” project which inform girls of their right to say no and be protected against unfair treatment as a result of their decision to protect their future. She reminded that these two projects coexist and one shouldn’t be neglected for the other.

Dr. Sylvia .O. Blyden commended the First Lady whose work has ensured women and girls are protected and empowered, without fear of intimidation.

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