- A shocking 84 per cent of women had restricted or no access to sanitary napkins.
- More than 40 per cent of students in India resort to missing school while menstruating because of social stigma, isolation, embarrassment, and inaccessibility of products and sanitation facilities.
- It has been estimated that 1 out of 5 girls drop out of school after they start experiencing the menstrual cycle.
We are looking to raise funds for this initiative, which aims to provide 5000 young girls reusable sanitary pads in different rural regions in India that have no access to safe menstrual support due to COVID-19 lockdown and financial strain on families. These girls are forced to use unsafe alternatives during their periods.
The list of statistics is endless. Hence, ART started with government schools in Pandharpur & Sanghli (Maharashtra) for girls, blind girls, and completely renovated them, installed mensuration hygiene equipment to bring them to a level of star rated toilets with all basic facilities following the guidelines of the World Toilet Organization after the first lockdown ended in India. In continuation to this, ART is now launching a fundraising campaign to supply sustainable menstrual hygiene sanitary equipment amongst 5000 teenage girls associated with these government schools and their female family members.
I’m writing to ask you for your support & guidance without which our initiative cannot survive. Just a small donation can help us to reach our goal of raising INR 15,00,000 that will be used to deliver reusable organic sanitary pads that can be used for 2 years of the time period. Your donation will also go towards conducting virtual training programs for these users for reproductive, sexual, and menstrual health.
Thank you in advance for your contribution.