It was a fun-filled afternoon, with education and enlightenmen, when a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Impact Her Initiative (IHI), hosted students and other young women to a special Valentine treat, with the theme: “Pad A Girl (PAG) this Valentine".
The event held at Mabchris Comprehensive College, Surulere in Lagos State.
The girls had the opportunity to ask questions about sex and other matters arising in that line. They went home with sanitary pads, among other gifts. The afternoon also featured talk on feminine hygiene.
The founder of Impact Her Initiative, Chioma Uwando, said the event was aimed at educating the girls on sex and to prevent them from teenage pregnancies as well as other societal influences.
She urged female youths to pursue their dreams, beautify themselves and be confident in what they do; noting that unprotected sex among youths is a bitter occurrence that is prevalent and should be prevented
The guest speaker, Lydia John, an actress, urged the girls not to be carried away by what they see, but rather that they should focus on how they want to be seen. She added that they should beware of everyone around them and never let themselves be lured into sexual abuse.
Another speaker, Brenda Nwafor, told the girls how to take care of themselves. She said IHI also enlightens people on self-employment, skills empowerment, how to take good care of their bodies and become responsible in the society.