A call has been made for concerted efforts to be made in assisting vulnerable young women with the provision of safe and hygienic sanitation to eliminate sexual reproductive health challenges affecting them.

The call was made at the hand-over ceremony of hygienic sanitary bins to students at Harare Institute of Technology, HIT, in Harare.

The facilitators for the programme to support the girl child on sexual reproductive health issues said young women need to be assisted so that they do not engage in risky sexual behaviour due to poverty.

Harare Institute of Technology Acting Vice Chancellor, Dr Terkins Muredzi welcomed the assistance which he said will assist female students’ access hygienic and safe sanitary facilities.

The students from the college received 30 sanitary bins and a variety of sanitary ware.

The two local NGO’s are on a drive to reach out to all institutions of higher learning to assist the vulnerable young women access hygienic sanitary ware.