GroomDatGirl, Lovemak Ventures donate items to Volta Regional Football Association

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GroomDatGirl, a girl-empowerment group with support from Lovemak Ventures, a distributor of fast-moving consumer goods in the Volta Region, have donated sanitary pads to Women's Division One League teams participating in the ongoing Volta Regional Women's Football League.

The donation was made to the Secretariat of the Volta Regional Football Association (VRFA) in Ho for onward distribution to the teams towards the advancement of Women's football in the region.

The gesture which is in commemoration of the Global Menstrual Hygiene Day which fell on May, 25, is expected to motivate the female footballers and boost their confidence on the field at all times.

The General Manager of Lovemak Ventures, Mawuli Asigbee Addae said the company is glad to be associated with the development of Women’s football in the volta region.

“Lovemak ventures is glad to support women's football, We believe that these products will go a long way to support our women footballers and to develop the game in the region. I thank you all very much” Mr. Asigbee said.

The Volta Regional Football Association Chairman, Daniel Agbogah thanked Lovemak ventures for their kind gesture in supporting the development of women's football in the region.

“We are excited about this, it's something that is happening for the first time as far as the development of football in our region is concerned” Chairman Agbogah said.

“I must use this opportunity to thank GroomDatGirl, I understand they are the people who championed this. On behalf of the Executive Council and the entire football family in the Volta region, I want to express our gratitude for this amazing work you have done for us.”

“We are aware that some girls are not participating in the game of football because they feel intimidated during their menstrual  period. "we all know naturally menstruation is a normal thing, but some of them become shy when playing football during their periods, using the pad will definitely make them feel much confident and that will make a young girl who is a footballer become the Adjoa Bayor of the future”.

“ I thank the media group who are also supporting this program. Once this is the beginning a lot more will come and our arms are wide open to receive such a thing that will motivate our female footballers in the region” Mr. Agbogah said.

The Team Lead of GroomDatGirl, Tilda Acorlor said supporting Women’s footballers in the region will develop their skills to become better players for the region.

“We at GroomDatGirl realized that female footballers are always left behind and sometimes totally forgotten when it comes to celebrations like the World Menstrual Hygiene Day and other celebrations involving women” she said.

“This time around GroomDatGirl is focusing on them, we want to appreciate their skills and show them love by helping to get this sanitary product from Lovemak Ventures. We are doing this to enhance and support the skills of our girls who play football in the region, so that some day nothing will hinder them from becoming good players for our region’’ she added.

Madam Joyce Kugblenu of Women Now Ghana, also supported the female footballers with some pieces of reusable pads.

The Secretary of the Regional FA, Promise Micheal Ahiagba, Members of the Volta Chapter of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA), Mr. Kafui Gati, Dr. Harrison Belley, and MacLiberty Misroda, Mrs. Yvonne Harlley- Kanyi, and Mrs. Shallom Lumor of GroomDatGirl were present.