The Custodians of African Literature COAL is an organisation known for its humanitarian drive, the promotion of creative writing and the performing aspects of it. COAL has embarked on different laudable projects, from events such as; A Date with Poetry, Spoken Rhythm, Jos Meets a Field of Echoes, numerous Open Mics and community development projects such as Echoes Within and Jos Hike It for Charity, the organization continues to strive to reach out to the society especially those in need.
COAL’s commitment in pioneering and supporting great initiatives recently entered into a partnership with Caprecon Development Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to Poverty Alleviation, Conflict Management & Transformation, Peace building, Community and Youth Development, Education and Training, Humanitarian Assistance, Research Advocacy & Consulting. Our partnership with Caprecon led to a Sanitary Outreach programme at Stefanos Foundation IDP Camp in Jos Plateau State Nigeria to commemorate International Women’s Day on the 8th of March 2017.
There were health talks with the Women and teenage girls on the importance of Hygiene to their health, how to use Sanitary pads during menstruation and how to dispose them after menstruation. We had demonstrations from the nurses on how women should rightly wear their pads and the number of hours they should per day. These talks were handled by two amazing female nurses Vera and Saraya. After the health talks, two packs of pads were given to all the women and teenage girls at the IDP camp.
Ms Blessing Patrick founder of the 3rd Estate gave out some cloths to the women at the camp.
We also had other supporting organizations as ‘The Biha Project’ an organization into social accountability and Anti-human Trafficking, GMC Photography, The 3rd Estate and Bliss Graphics.
It was a great morning for all participants and volunteers of this project. COAL and Caprecon appreciates everyone who made this sanitary outreach a success especially Manji of the Biha Project, Tracey, Vera, Saraya, Mfon Abigail, Emmanuel Kwapyil, Corp members from the Biha project, GMC Photography, Bliss Grapics, Dennis Gbinde, Dogara, COAL ambassadors, Farida Adamu, Jennifer Dafwat and Daisy Odey. May your acts of kindness never go unrewarded.