By Fatmata Jengbe
The menstrual education and donation spree of Orange Mobile Company and its partners has continued to reach more schools in the Western Area. Three more schools have benefitted from the package and these are Government Municipal Secondary School; Laura Dove Secondary School and Ansarul Islamic Secondary School. The items were being donated by Orange Sierra Leone as a commitment made during the launching of the Free Quality Education in support of the Government of Sierra Leone with USD 1.5.million material support.
The programme is one of the five projects designed by Orange Sierra Leone and the Ministry of Education to distribute 2,000 hygiene packs to twenty schools and the remaining four years will also lead to the distribution of the remaining 8,000 packs to other eighty schools in the country. Earlier next year Orange Sierra Leone will roll out the other four projects across the country which is all geared towards improving the innovative abilities of the children, provision of rural electrification to rural schools and education of teachers online.
Authorities at Municipal, Laura Dove and Ansarul Islamic Secondary Schools in Freetown lauded the efforts of Orange Sierra Leone for venturing to help them with sanitary pads for girls. They acknowledged that the girls need the hygiene pads to be able to stay in school. Vice Principal of the Government Municipal Secondary School, Mr. Martin Musa, while thanking Orange Sierra Leone appealed for WASH facilities for the girls which according to him are non-existent in most schools.