Assistant Minister Johnson display a banner and also view materials made by the Graduates of Dignity Project

Fifty-eight girls and young women on Tuesday, January 15, ended a six-month girl’s dignity project in Sinje, Grand Cape Mount County.

The Assistant Minister for Youth Development at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mr. Emmanuel M. Johnson, lauded the Program Director of PPSDPH, Madam Queenie Nah, and the Ministry of Youth Sports’ Adolescent for the knowledge provided.

Assistant Minister Johnson described the six-month-long project as a great success, and further noted that, if you have not seen a successful project in your life, this is a successful project. 

Assistant Minister Emmanuel M. Johnson also said if programs of such are aired, more girls, women and other persons will learn a lot which clearly defined portion of the government’s Pro-Poor Agenda.

The program, Promoting Public and Social Development Programs in Health (PPSDPH), is designed to improve access to sanitary products, menstrual health and hygiene amongst adolescent girls in rural communities.

The graduates, who also acquired skills training, presented and dramatized a topic: The prevention and control of teenage pregnancy; Menstrual Hygiene Management and menstrual Circle and facts on HIV and AIDS and the importance of Reusable pads.  

He challenged journalists and talk show hosts to slow down on politics and invite some of these girls so that these topics can be discussed.

In remarks, he Country Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Philderald Pratt, also joined Assistant Minister Johnson to thank Madam Nah and MYS for successfully implementing the program.

He quickly pointed out that youth issue is one of the most difficult aspects of the agenda of the government.

The UN official stated that while the program received low funding, the desired results were impressive.

In furtherance, the Executive-Director of the PPSDPH program Madam Queenie Nah, acknowledged the kind reception of the of Garwalar District of Grand Cape Mount County for allowing them to work with the adolescent girls and women group in that area for the six-month period.

Nah, in special recognition of UNFPA’s effort, thanked the UN agency for its immense contribution towards youth development.