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Nigeria girls get menstrual hygiene, financial training

A non-governmental organisation, Connected Hands for Family Health and Empowerment Initiative, has organised a four-day training session or 60 adolescent girls in Sokoto State on menstrual hygiene.

The girls who were drawn from Sokoto South and Sokoto North Local Government Areas of the state were also trained on reproductive health, financial literacy, and communication skills.

Among the participants were people living with disability.

Speaking on the training on Saturday, the Team Lead, Amina Muhammad, explained that the training would help the participants to maintain personal hygiene during their menstruation period.

“And also to express themselves better and know how to save for the raining day,” she said

On reproductive health, she informed media that it was meant to prepare the girls for their marital life.

Nusaiba Sani, one of the participants from the Gagi Community, who spoke with our correspondent, commended the organisation for the training, which she described as educative.

The state Programme Manager, Laila Abubakar, noted that the team planned on extending the training to other local government areas of the state.

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