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She said they had embarked on educating young school girls on how to take care of themselves during their menstrual periods.

Madam Diaka Koroma furthered if parents failed to talk to their children about their menstrual circle, they would have to find out for themselves and in doing so, they might receive the wrong education from their colleagues, and end up doing the wrong thing which would eventually result to menstrual problems.

 According to her  the organization will  target more than ten secondary schools in Freetown,  as she stated that she had been directly involved  in sensitizing young girls on different issues including, how to prevent themselves from teenage pregnancy and menstrual hygiene among others.

She reiterated that with the presence of her organization in different schools, girls in those schools now know how to take care of themselves during their menstrual period. 

The Founder of Music for Girls Initiative Africa, Esther Michael commented that her organization was pleased to collaborate with the Girlz Empowered in reaching young going school girls, and educating them on how to take care of themselves during their menstruation period.

Esther went on to state that menstruation education was important in the growth and development of young girls,  as it would help them  grow up with good health and added that gone were those days when parent were seeing menstrual education as a taboo.

 She said that parents should now be involved in educating their girl children on how to take care of themselves before, during and after their menstrual periods. 

The link teacher for Girlz Empowered at the Methodist Girls High School Melvin Kargbo maintained that they were pleased to have the organization established at their school.

 He furthered that it had been a cultured for most families that they should not talk to their children about menstruation and sex, as they believed that those were activities of adults only.

 Mr. Kargbo continued that many teenage pregnancies these days were as a result of parents failing to engage their children on sexual education, and that with the presence of the organization at their school, the children had known a lot about sexual education, and what they should do when they were on their menstruation.

He further assured members of the organization that the school authorities would continue to engage pupils, as it would be a fine way of preventing teenage pregnancies.

Mimi Dusu Balama, a pupil of the Methodist Girls High School and President of the Girls Empowered Club at the school, stated that they had benefited a lot from the organization, since it was established at the school.

 She concluded that before the establishment of the club at the school, they had not been the required education and awareness on how school girls should take care of themselves, during and after their menstrual period.

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