#LightTheWay To Good Health and Dignity for Our Children | Milaap
#LightTheWay To Good Health and Dignity for Our Children
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    niharika sharma
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Paint It Red

    from Kolkata, West Bengal

Tax benefits for INR donations will be issued by Paint It Red Foundation

Thousands of young girls like Vishakha experience fear and anxiety when they first get their period, thinking it's a deadly disease.

Such are the stories of the majority of Indian girls and all who have periods. They're navigating the path to adulthood without the proper knowledge and resources, and it can be a scary journey full of misinformation.

According to ‘Spot On’ a report by Dasra, 85% Indian menstruators lack the resources and adequate knowledge to help manage their periods.
● 60% of Indian women suffer from anaemia, often due to a lack of knowledge about proper nutrition during their menstrual cycle
● 1 in 5 young girls suffer from PCOS, a menstrual health disorder that can lead to infertility if left untreated
● 23 million girls drop out of school annually due to menstruation-related issues and stigmas

At Paint It Red, we're passionate about empowering girls, women and all who have periods through inclusive education about period health management. We believe that empowerment begins at home, and that every growing child deserves access to the knowledge and resources necessary for a healthy life and healthy periods. That's why through education on nutrition, mental health, period tracking and more we're helping them take charge of their health and become confident and empowered young people!

How do we do it?
Launched in 2020, our project Bleed In Peace provides body literacy and period education to young girls and others who have periods across India. We work with schools, communities and
people who have mental or physical disabilities in our education sessions. This year we also plan to take our project to young people who have visual impairments.

Our workshops #LightTheWay for young girls and other students who have periods to learn about their bodies and make informed healthcare decisions. They learn through fun activities and games, and become confident and comfortable with their growing bodies. After our 6 month programme they are able to live their lives to the fullest and are not held back by period shame and misinformation.  

We BREAK THE SILENCE ON PERIODS and help young people understand their growing bodies. We do not stop here! Throughout the 6 months we remain in contact with our learners, conducting revision sessions and enabling community-led peer support groups as well. We also distribute sustainable menstrual care kits which include 3 reusable cloth pads that can cater to period needs for 3 years with proper care. The kids also love our activity book, the Period Pustak, that has illustrations and games to make learning about periods fun!
Your loving donation will help us provide period education to adolescents in schools and women in communities, ensuring that nobody is left behind. Together, we can #LightTheWay for children in India to have happy and healthy periods.

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