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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been driven by their mission for philanthropy and humanitarian work since they bonded to each other.
By collaborating with a myriad of global organizations, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have for years now advocated for various, wide-ranging efforts and their latest is no less touching.
In a new update via their own foundation, The Archewell Foundation, the couple detailed how they supported young students in Nigeria making their return to school.
A statement on Archewell’s website announced: “As students around the world returned to school this month, The Archewell Foundation supported girls’ education and health by sending school supplies and menstrual products to young scholars in Nigeria with The GEANCO Foundation. “
It detailed: “GEANCO provides critical health care and education services in Nigeria,” and added: “Its David Oyelowo Leadership Scholarship provides full tuition, medical care, and social and emotional support to young female victims of terrorism and gender inequality in Nigeria.”
“Afam Onyema, CEO of GEANCO, joined the Archewell staff to help fill backpacks with supplies and menstrual products.”
“AWF’s support will also provide menstrual health education for 2,500 girls in the region GEANCO serves, supporting the health and well-being of girls pursuing their education,” the statement concluded.
The details were accompanied by a slew of photos of young girls posing with their new backpacks stocked with friendship bracelets, pencil pouches, and water bottles among other back-to-school goodies.
Meghan and Harry, through Archewell, have also in the past partnered with Global Citizen to provide millions of COVID-19 vaccines, have contributed to the resettlement of 174,497 refugees through their work with Operations Allies Welcome, partnered with José Andrés’ NGO World Central Kitchen, among other initiatives, per Vanity Fair. The two also have long had ties to varying countries across Africa, via both their philanthropic efforts and personal travels, and Harry has previously referred to the continent as a “second home” to him.