But one day she came but without her books. And when I asked her, she told me that her period had started with her periods, and she couldn’t go to school anymore. Thankfully, my mom and I could talk her out of it by explaining and busting myths for both her mother and her.
But not every girl is this lucky.
I am Rashmi Raj, currently doing a Master’s in Economics and Analytics from Christ University. I am working as a volunteer for an NGO named “Hamari Pahchan” for a project called “Sukhad -Helps Underprivileged women to get access to proper menstrual hygiene.”
While all of us are educated and literate, a few are aware that In India, it has been estimated that as many as 1 in 5 girls drop out of school after their periods. In some regions, like Maharashtra, that number is nearer to 4 in 5.
And it is for this reason I am working on this project and asking for your assistance in raising as many funds for this cause.