BrandArena: P&G, WWW Educate School Girls on Hygiene and Healthy Living

Saturday 5 July 2014

P&G, WWW Educate School Girls on Hygiene and Healthy Living

Leading consumer packaged goods Company, Procter & Gamble Nigeria (P&G) and Women Who Win (WWW) joined hands to inspire and educate Nigerian school girls on good hygiene, healthy living and hard work on the way to womanhood.

WWW is a not-for-profit organization established to inspire girls and women through mentoring sessions and by providing intellectual, emotional, psychological and recreational support.

The team visited the Wesley Girls Senior Secondary School Yaba, where they mentored the teenage school girls, speaking on important topics varying from maintaining good hygiene to what it takes to be successful as a woman.

On hand to receive the P&G/WWW team is the school principal, Mrs. Y. T. Ogunsulire and several teachers. Mrs. Ogunsulire commented on the visit saying that, “we are particularly happy to welcome WWW and P&G to our school premises. She admonished the children asking them to pay attention to what the team had come to share. “They are here to inspire us to become women we can all be proud of tomorrow” she said.

Mrs. Ogunsulire hailed P&G Nigeria Limited for what she described as the company’s “strong commitment” to growth and well being of Nigerian children. “They (P&G Nigeria Limited) have been contributing a lot in uplifting children. What P&G and WWW are doing here today will, in no doubt, have a positive influence in the lives of the students. It will help them to grow up as the future leaders that they really should be”.

Nurse Adebayo Blessing Omolola, P&G’s Always Hygiene Tutor took the students through a puberty and menstrual hygiene talk. Her enlightening tutorial was well received by the students who enthusiastically participated and followed up with pertinent questions.

Responding, P&G’s Company Communications Manager, Olatomiwa Akande thanked the school and the students for the opportunity to reach the girls. “She said P&G is happy to partner with Women Who Win (WWW) in their drive to educate the over 600 female students of this school on the importance of hygiene. “This partnership is in furtherance of our CSR platform hinged on programs that address the following two focus areas for people around the world: Comforts of Home and Health and Hygiene,” she stated.

The girls were also given a pep talk on "Growing into a Winning Woman" by Tobi Martins from the Winning Women, just as the founder of WWW, Ella Chuku, buttressed her call to social responsibility by well meaning Nigerians and corporate citizens to contribute to nation building. Ella also encouraged the girls to begin to think of how they could contribute to nation building.

At the end of the session, each school girl was presented with gift bags containing P&G personal hygiene products including Oral B, Always, Safeguard and Ariel.

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