Access Bank ‘W’, GES Touch Lives Of 100,000 Girls

Pearl Nkrumah, Executive Director of Retail & Digital Banking speaking at the Touching the Lives of Girls Foundation event held at Calvary Charismatic Centre Auditorium (CCC), Ayigya, Kumasi


Over 100,000 schoolgirls in 19 districts across five regions of the country have received menstrual hygiene sensitization through Access Bank’s ‘W’ Initiative.

This was in partnership with selected district coordinators under the Ghana Education Service (GES) and Touching the Lives of Girls Foundation International.

The exercise organised in commemoration of World Menstrual Hygiene Day put the spotlight on the importance of menstrual hygiene as the complete physical, mental, and social well-being of women and girls.

The schoolgirls, as part of the awareness drive received packs of absorbent sanitary pads.

Executive Director of Retail & Digital Banking Pearl Nkrumah, said “our believe in women being the driving force for a healthy economy cannot be over emphasized. This sensitization drive is important to us because the management of menstruation in a hygienic manner and with dignity is paramount.

Most importantly, menstrual issues should not keep girls away from school. As a leading retail bank and as part of our women banking initiative, we make anything that concerns women and girls our concern.

“As a bank passionate about women and girls, we seek to inspire you to stand tall, connect you with mentors, opportunities and prospects and empower you to continuously contribute meaningfully to the society as women and girls should.

You can achieve all these if you’re informed about financial literacy which will help you make sound financial decisions like spending wisely,” Pearl said while speaking to girls at the Calvary Charismatic Centre Auditorium (CCC), Ayigya, Kumasi.


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