I am a first year law student, pursuing my degree from NUSRL, Ranchi. This is actually my first time as a volunteer at an NGO and I am glad that I got this opportunity through 'Hamari Pahchan'. There were a number of causes we were asked to choose from to work for and one of the causes named 'SUKHAD' grabbed my attention. SUKHAD revolves around the importance of menstrual hygiene and how we as an individual can contribute towards maintaing it. Under this initiative, we will help women, especially the underprivileged ones, in spending their periods comfortably with proper means, guidance and information. The initiative will not be limited to just distributing of sanitary pads to those in need but will also included raising awareness among the society regarding the misconceptions that prevail around periods. Each and everyone of us can do their part in eradicating these misconceptions. We all know that periods is just a biological process and not something that gives a person the right to label a women as 'Dirty' or stop her from doing certain activities while she is on her periods. The word 'Periods' shouldn't be a taboo, but should be something that needs to be talked about openly.
In the distribution drives, we will be distributing 'Sukhad Kit' which will include pads, soap, paper envelopes for disposal and other essential items.
WE ARE PLANNING TO DISTRIBUTE AROUND 50K SUKHAD KITS throughout the year.
Per kit price:
Sukhad kit for 1 woman = Rs. 1,400/-
Sukhad kits for 5 women = Rs 7,000/-
KIT INCLUDES 24 packets of the sanitary pad 6 packets of soap and Disposable paper envelopes. I would request each one of you to donate for this cause, and even if you can't, still you can do your part among your circle by spreading awareness regarding this issue.
You can donate through the website as well www.hamaripahchan.org
You can contact me for more details on 8000785824
You can read more about this NGO on www.hamaripahchan.org