Hi there. Can I tell you what I dream of doing?
I want to ensure that girls in developing countries, particularly those in IDP camps and villages in Nigeria have access to sustainable menstrual products.
It's all part of making a better world.
I hope to achieve 3 major things:
1. Make sure more girls menstruate in a healthy way;
2. Encourage the use of and distribute environmentally sustainable and affordable menstrual products e.g. biodegradable pads, menstrual cups, etc.
3. Ensure as much as possible that menstruation is not a reason for girls to miss out on their education or other activities that they might want to be part of
This is really going to help people.
The impact of my vision will be mainly felt by people of the female gender in Nigeria.
It's not just about having an idea though - here are the things I know I can achieve:
Increased use of environmentally friendly menstrual products
Hygienic and affordable menstrual products for girls
Increased rate of the female-child education
I'm going to make this happen, and this is how I know it'll make a difference.
The timeline for this vision is indeterminate but I'll know that the vision is progressing when the government and products manufacturers gives more attention to menstrual wastes management and to menstruation as a real hindrance to girls' education, and they do something about it.
Thanks for listening to me. Will you help me build a better world?