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Period Poverty Eradication: Charity Golf Tournament Raises Almost 400,000 Cedis

Speaking on the sideline with the founder, Khadija revealed that the project began in 2023, where she was motivated by a quest for an eco-friendly alternative to disposable menstrual pads.

The Khadija Cares Foundation founded by Khadija Duker Adam hosted a successful Charity Invitational Golf Tournament at the Achimota Golf Club, bringing together over 70 golfers and invited guests to support a noble cause.

The event aimed to raise funds to end menstrual poverty among women and children in rural communities in Ghana.

The charity golf tournament raised almost GHS 400,000, which will be used to support women and children in rural areas, providing them with essential menstrual hygiene products and education.

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Speaking on the sideline with the founder, Khadija revealed that the project began in 2023, where she was motivated by a quest for an eco-friendly alternative to disposable menstrual pads. During her research, she explored options like reusable pads and menstrual underwear, which she has been using for about three years.

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“Our first donation was actually a year ago, May 2023. I have always been looking for an alternative to the normal disposal pad, so per my research I found menstrual caps, reusable pads and the period underwear which I have been using them for about three years and at the time I switched to these products, the normal pad cost 30 cedis and I felt that these were very expensive even for the rural children and women,” she said

The tournament saw golfers competing in various categories, with the Accra Times sponsoring the “Beating the Professional” category. Among the eight winners was Mr. Felix Biga, who impressed with his skills alongside professional golfers.

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The event also featured exciting stage performances by Cina Soul and a dance group from Nigeria, keeping the audience entertained as well. 

The Khadija Cares Foundation has been empowering young girls who are beneficiaries from various schools, including Afi Julienne Amezado from St.Johns Grammer Senior High School (SHS), Rejoice Jagor, from Solid Rock foundation Junior High School, Ellen Abena Amezado, Harriet Dorlagbenu, and Sunniva. These beneficiaries, aged between 11 and 16, have been supported by the foundation to develop their golfing skills.

Some of the beneficiaries expressed their excitement and appreciation with The Accra Times. 

“I am happy and thanks to Khadija Cares Foundation for helping me with this reusable menstrual products! I can now focus on my studies without worrying about my period getting in the way,” Amezado said.

Rejoice Jagor also said “I heard Khadija has been taking care of orphans as well, may God continue to bless her to do more.”

“I never expected something like this especially finding myself in a village for someone to travel from Accra to distribute pads we can use for ten years!” Dorlagbenu concluded. 

The Khadija Cares Foundation is a community dedicated to ending period poverty and contributing to environmental sustainability, promoting better health and hygiene and helping ensure that everyone has access to basic menstrual care.

Their mission is to donate sustainable menstrual products to women across the country, demanding a community where girls and women have access to sanitary and sustainable menstrual products.

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