The Beautopia…Teen Girl Project was organised by the Vertopia Network (the project arm of the Vertopia Publize Publications). The event took place at the Makoko community in Lagos state on the 29th October 2017.
The event started at about 2pm with the opening prayer led by Nneka Elege (Project Coordinator, Vertopia Network). The anchor of the event was Toyin. The vsioneer/team lead of Vertopia Network (Nwaekpe Stella) welcomed the teenage girls with a brief speech on what they were to expect in the course of the program.
The general/personal hygiene session was handled by Dr Reha Abu, Dental hygiene session by Dr Unyime Bassey, while the Menstrual hygiene session was handled by both Drs. Reha and Unyime.
The girls were also asked to demonstrate what they had learnt at the end of each session and gifts were distributed to the girls who volunteered. There was also a Question & Answer session where the girls were allowed to ask any question with respect to personal or menstrual hygiene, while the Doctors in charge responded. The program ended at about 4:30pm with the vote of thanks by Adebimpe Aminat (Project Coordinator/Financial Secretary).
Beautopia packs containing sanitary pads (16pieces), tooth brush, tooth paste, shaving stick, and toilet soap wee distributed to at least 100 girls in attendance.
We would like to specially the following organizations for their support:
– Shunamite foundation
– Solution media and Infotech Ltd.
– Kindle Africa Initiative
We also appreciate every individual donation, thank you so much. We did it!
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