Why is this critical?
Sukma is a naxal affected tribal region in Chattisgarh. In this remote, cut off location, girls struggle every month for basic requirements. Access to sanitary napkins is abysmal and most girls have never even seen a sanitary napkin! This forces many girls to miss school during periods and also exposes them to the risk of contracting infections.
We, at Saral Designs, want to do our bit by providing access to sanitary napkins so that menstruation is not a reason for girls to miss days of school.
This week is very special. While we celebrate the joy of giving across the country through Daan Utsav, we also revere the power of Durga. It is the right time to start empowering our little Durgas who are fighting against all odds to attend schools. It is the right time to provide them access to dignity and freedom.
How do we address this?
Saral Designs is working with Shiksharth to solve the problem of access of sanitary napkins to 1000 young girls.With your support, 1000 girls will be educated about hygiene practices and will have access to sanitary napkins for one year.
The cost of 1 pack of Aisha Ultra XL Sanitary Napkins is Rs.30.
One girl will be provided with a supply of 12 packets for a year. Cost of yearly supply per girl is Rs.360.This will be supplemented with training of teachers and girls on key topics like what is the biology behind menstruation, best hygiene practices and myth busting.
The country celebrates the Joy of Giving week from 2nd October to 8th October, by engaging people through "acts of giving" - money, time, resources and skills - spanning the corporate, NGO and government sectors, schools, colleges and the general public. For more details, visit: http://joyofgivingweek.org/