Over 5,000 Senior High School (SHS) students from schools in the Greater Accra Region have benefited from Lexta Ghana Limited’s ‘Teen Care Campaign.’
The nationwide campaign by producers and suppliers of Yazz products and Hooch Foods was launched in February 2017 with the aim of visiting SHSs across the country to educate students on how to properly meet their hygiene needs.
In the Greater Accra Region, they visited schools such as St Mary’s SHS, City Business Secondary School (CIBUSCO), Armed Forces Secondary Technical School, Presbyterian Boys’ SHS (PRESEC, Legon) and Wesley Grammar School.
The students were educated on cervical cancer, feminine hygiene and oral care. There were also clean-up exercises in some of the schools.
Authorities from the beneficiary schools commended Lexta Ghana Limited for the initiative and called for more future collaborations.
Assistant Headmaster of the Armed Forces Secondary Technical School, Mr. Adama said: “We are glad we opened our doors for this campaign to take place here, because both staff and students have been exposed to new knowledge on cervical cancer and menstrual hygiene. With these adolescents in our care during their stay in school, we need all the help we can get to mould them to become responsible in every aspect of their lives and so thank you to Lexta and the Medical Women Association of Ghana for this initiative.”
Commenting on his contribution towards the campaign, a dentist at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Philip Bayitse said: “The number of students who have never been to a dentist was not encouraging. Some had cavities but they were either scared to go and see a dentist or they did not know if anything could be done about it. That worries me because the implications can be very troubling.”
On his part, Head of Sales and Marketing at Lexta Ghana Limited, Seth Ntiamoah-Asare, said that more schools will be roped in to spread the impact of the campaign far and wide.
Lexta ‘Teen Care Campaign,’ the company’s flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), is being organized in partnership with the Medical Women Association of Ghana (MWAG), led by President Dr Naa Sodzi-Tettey and Dr Sandra Crabbe, who are championing cervical cancer education and screening across the country.
The Lexta Teen Care Campaign’s next stop is the Central Region, which begins in the second quarter of this year.
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