…AND DECORATED HER AS WEST AFRICA YOUTH AMBASSADOR
Yesterday, 27th April, 2023, Nelson Mandela Leadership Award of Excellence and Integrity was presented to Ms. Olafare Comfort Oladunni by West Africa Youth Council, the youth arm of the ECOWAS Commission; and she was decorated as WEST AFRICA YOUTH AMBASSADOR.
The award was presented to her in lieu of her great efforts as a prominent female personality, with distinction, a leader with passion for youth and societal development with outstanding commendations of the United Nations.
In her acceptance speech, she appreciated the West Africa Youth Council for the recognition bestowed upon her which came as a surprise but a call for more work knowing fully well that the reward for hard work is more work. She also appreciated her principal, Distinguished Senator Adetokunbo Abiru, Senator Representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Dr. Ibikunle Ibikunle, Mr. Lade Farabiyi, Mr. Enitan Olukotun, Mrs. Patience Ishaya and other members of the TACT Family.
In attendance were Amb. Olaleru Folorunsho, the Nigerian Representative for West Africa Youth Council, Mr. Lade Farabiyi, The Personal Assistant to Distinguished Senator Adetokunbo Abiru, Mr. Enitan Olukotun, The Media Aide to Distinguished Senator Adetokunbo Abiru, and Mrs. Patience Ishaya, The Legislative Aide to Distinguished Senator Adetokunbo Abiru.
Save A Girl Initiative holds sexual and reproductive health awareness campaign for secondary school girls in Ijede
A non-governmental organization, Save A Girl Initiative, on Tuesday, organized an awareness talk on sexual and reproductive health for female students of Luwasa Junior Secondary School in Ijede, Ikorodu, Lagos.
The project themed: “Pad A Girl: Cultivating a Healthy Lifestyle” was held in partnership with Ijede Local Council Development Area.
The Executive Chairman of Ijede LCDA, Hon. Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba who was also the host, while addressing the students, urged them to prioritize their personal hygiene especially during menstruation.
Gbadebo-Alogba implore the students to shun improper and unhealthy use of sanitary pads, citing the possibility of contracting deadly diseases through such harmful acts.
The program also featured distribution of 100 sanitary pads to the female students by the council boss and the school’s vice principal.
The group’s Executive Director, Comfort Olafare noted that the intervention was prompted by the need to educate young girls on their sexual and reproductive health.
“We understand the importance of health especially for young girls. That’s why we put together this project in line with the mission of Save A Girl Initiative to nurture girls for self actualization. Most of them are misinformed on the use of sanitary pads which ideally shouldn’t last more than 8 hours,” she said.