The Wuni Zaligu Development Association (WUZDA-Ghana) has urged government and the Ghana Education Service to step up efforts to ensure that basic schools across the country have decent sanitary facilities. It says the absence of latrines and wash rooms posed health threats to school children and also leads to absenteeism especially among female school children.
The Programmes Manager for WUZDA-Ghana, Mr. Ziblim Abdul Karim who spoke to Zaa News said while providing toilets in schools, care must also be taken to ensure that consideration is given to issues of gender and disability so that no child is left behind.
Mr. Karim was speaking on the sidelines of a facilitation programme on menstrual hygiene for about 100 female students of the Prison School Complex in Tamale.
The event is part of the ‘after 24 years before marriage’ project. The Programme Office for the ‘after 24 years before marriage’ project, Mrs. Edwani Lydia said the project prepares female students to be responsible enough to excel in their educational endeavor before venturing into marriage.
Some of the students who spoke to Zaa News commended WUZDA-Ghana for supporting them through their adolescent lives.
By: Saani Lukman