Safe periods for 1000 girls in tribal areas of Sukma,Chattisgarh


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.

While the situation is grim, but there are NGOs like Shiksharth, who are encouraging girls to attend school and have access to quality education despite all odds.

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.

Why now?
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.

How does this work?
To provide yearly supply of sanitary napkins to 1000 girls, we are looking to raise a total of Rs.3,60,000.

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.


Who are we?
Saral Designs
Founded by a team of alumni from IIT Bombay and IIT Madras, Saral Designs is a team of young, enthusiastic and passionate engineers who believe that they can bring difference in lives of people through technology and are committed to create and deliver solutions that would impact millions of people. For more details, visit: http://saraldesigns.in/about.php

Shiksharth
Shiksharth is started in Sukma, an adivasi dominant area, in 2015 to bridge the gap in education in tribal areas and bring community and its elements inside the classroom. We believe that all the languages that our children speak must be valued and included equally in the classroom rather than just emphasizing on state languages only. We believe it is a pressing need to include the local knowledge, culture and the way of life in school curriculum and teaching methodology. For more details, visit: https://shiksharth.in/

Daan Utsav
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/


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8th October 2016
Hello friends,

The response for this campaign has been overwhelming. Some of you have made birthday donations, while some have contributed for the cause of girl education and some for bringing hygiene and equality to these girls.

We have raised funds for 500 girls already. But, we are only half way through. We would love if you go ahead and share about the contribution you just made to encourage your friends to participate as well.

Thank you for being a believer. The world is surely a better place because of people like you!

Thank you!
Team Saral & Siksharth

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