The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has said will collaborate with P and G’s ALWAYS brand to empower 110,000 Nigerian girls and women through education by 2019.UNESCO Regional Director, Mr. Benoit Sossou, made this known during gradution ceremony of the first 7,500 Non-formal Education learners who had completed their Basic Literacy program under the UNESCO-Always project.
Mr Sossou on Friday in Abuja stated that the learners were part of the 15,000 non-formal learners targeted in FCT Abuja.
He said the collaboration was aimed at accelerating and underpinning national efforts to achieve Education For All (EFA) goals.
Also, to support a total of 110,000 illiterate girls and women to acquire basic literacy, numeracy and life and vocational skills, he added.
Ms Nada Dugas, Director, Always Communications at P&G said that the collaboration with UNESCO was along the brands mission to empower girls through education.
According to her:
At Always, we believe that education is key and that girls should not miss out school because of menstruation or for any other reason. Always is there for the Nigerian girls for almost 25 years, providing great feminine protection products that help them stay in school during their period and bringing puberty education lessons in schools, to 1 million girls aged 11-13 every year, for the past 5 years. Additional, we have partnered with UNESCO on this initiative to help 110,000 Nigerian girls and women acquire basic literacy, numeracy, life and vocational skills.