Karo Omu is the founder of Sanitary Aid For Nigerian Girls, (SANG), an NGO that aims to provide free sanitary pads and other sanitary products including soaps, wipes, toilet bags, disinfectant and clean underwear to girls from low-income families across public schools in Nigeria and girls in Internally Displaced Persons Camps across the country.
Sanitary Aid For Nigerian Girls was birthed by a tweet that went viral in January 2017. This tweet birthed a movement which evolved into SANG.
Karo is not just giving out free sanitary pads to girls from low-income families. She and her team are also teaching them about menstrual hygiene, and campaigning to make sanitary pads free or come at a discount.
S.A.N.G also organizes a monthly Sanitary Drive across various cities where donors can drop-off sanitary pads, tampons, wipes, soap, towels, toilet bags, clothes, undergarments to support girls from low-income families and IDP camps across Nigeria.
The monthly Sanitary Drive is also to help spread the word about S.A.N.G’s work and impact. Over 5,000 girls have been supported through S.A.N.G’s work since its inception.
Well done to Karo and the SANG team.