Access Bank provides Hygiene Sensitization to 1 Lakh Girls in Ghana

By: GWL Team | Friday, 7 June 2024

Access Bank has launched a ‘W’ initiative via which more than 100,000 schoolgirls has got menstrual hygiene sensitization in 19 districts from 5 regions of the country. It was in a collaboration with Ghana Education Service’s (GES) selected District coordinators along with Touching the Lives of Girls Foundation International.

The event took place on May 28, 2024 in order to observe World Menstrual Hygiene Day while accentuating the menstrual hygiene significance as the complete physical, mental, and social well-being of women and girls. As a part of the drive, packs of absorbent sanitary pads have been provided to schoolgirls.

Retail & Digital Banking’s Executive Director, Pearl Nkrumah stated, “Our belief in women being the driving force for a healthy economy cannot be over-emphasized. This sensitization drive is important to us because the management of menstruation in a hygienic manner and with dignity is paramount. Most importantly, menstrual issues should not keep girls away from school. As a leading retail bank and as part of our women’s banking initiative, we make anything that concerns women and girls our concern.”

During the interaction with the girls at Touching the Lives of Girls Foundation event, she added, “As a bank passionate about women and girls, we seek to inspire you to stand tall, connect you with mentors, opportunities and prospects and empower you to continuously contribute meaningfully to society as women and girls should. You can achieve all these if you’re informed about financial literacy which will help you make sound financial decisions like spending wisely.”