As we talked to the girls in the community and schools, we got to know how that these girls don't talk about periods to their parents or even teachers. We could figure out the misconceptions they carried with themselves.Most of them thought that they were going to die when they got their first periods, some used old damp rags during periods.
They were not comfortable and confident during their periods and even skipped schools which impacted their academics to a great extent.They believed that they are impure when they got their periods and some thought that girls are cursed.
What do we plan to do?
The taboo itself is sensitive and complex but when we try to look back to our own lives, we see the exact problem and the solution as well.
We will reach out to the girls of 6th ,7th and 8th standard.
In order to achieve it:
2.Approached Aditi Gupta , co-founder of Menstrupedia.com. We want to make the menstrupedia comics available in the libraries of schools so that the girls can borrow the books and understand themselves. The girls can help each other understand through these comics which are easily accessible.
3.Aditi has offered to train us online to conduct workshop with the girls and teachers.W e will conduct workshops with the help of Menstrupedia comics and few charts on female reproductive system.
Cost of TLMs and Charts=Rs 3,200
Logistics & Others = Rs 2000
Total = Rs 27,000