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Pad Gives Wings
of Rs.10,000
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  • RM

    Created by

    Ritu Moni Boro
  • AG

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Adolescent Girls

    from Udalguri, Assam

Hi, I am Ritu, a Gandhi Fellow of Piramal foundation placed in Udalguri District, Assam. In this Fellowship program, I have got the opportunity to work with the community to better understand and solve developmental problems.

An essential part of the Gandhi Fellowship program is a process called community immersion(CI) in which a fellow is required to stay in the community for a period to empathize and gain deeper insights into the needs of the community.
And I am doing my CI in a village named Amjuli Gaon of Udalguri district. In the process of CI, I have identified the lack of awareness on menstrual health and hygiene among women and adolescent girls, which affecting the health in the lives of women and especially adolescents and increases the number of dropouts from schools. And due to poverty and lack of transportation women and girls have no choice but use clothes. Also, many adolescent girls face stigma, harassment and social exclusion during menstruation and hesitate to talk about menstruation.
Gender inequality, discriminatory social norms, cultural taboos, poverty and lack of basic services like toilets and sanitary products can all cause menstrual health and hygiene needs to go unmet.

Therefore, we are planning to organize awareness programs on Menstrual health and hygiene, and Pad donation drives.

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