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Gift 300 young girls a happy period

Nearly half of India’s population grows up believing they are “less than” – less than capable, less than powerful, and less than equal. 164 million girls in our country are internalizing taboos of all kinds about their place in society. Right now. As you are reading this.

But perhaps the most damaging to their self-esteem and health are taboos around menstruation. 1 in 2 girls are not educated about periods before they attain puberty, and only 1 in 5 know about the science behind periods. Only 12% of menstruating girls in India use sanitary napkins. In fact, inadequate use of napkins amongst adolescent girls is one of the primary reasons for absenteeism at school. Girls from low-income families will often miss upto 50 school days a year.

Taboo talks is an initiative
by the Hyderabad Hub of the Global Shapers Community to change this reality. Through this project, we are working with 300 girls from government schools to help them become confident in their identities as young people by breaking menstrual taboos. But we need your help to go beyond this. Nearly 80% of the girls in the schools we work with do not use scientifically-recommended menstrual products. Many have health issues related to poor diets. It is not enough for them to mentally reject period taboos – they also need the right tools to do this. We’re asking for your help to provide these tools.
With a contribution of Rs. 1000 you can help a girl access:
- a year’s supply of menstrual hygiene products
- a year’s supply of folic acid and iron supplements
- monthly visits from a doctor
- monthly workshops on health and well-being as well as identity and confidence

For a cost of a couple of coffees, you can start a young girl on a path towards a healthier and happier tomorrow. Join us in doing your part to breaking society's most widespread taboo. Let’s be the change we want to see!
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22nd April 2019
Dear Supporters,

We're withdrawing our final US dollar amount to pay for the last trench of sanitary pads to our vendor-Sham Technologies.

So far we've conducted workshops in 3 schools, providing education on menstrual health, doctors for a medical checkup and have disbursed sanitary pads to students.

Thanks for all your support as we deepen our work in menstrual health and education. All of you have been a big part of our journey.

Thanks
Dear Supporters,

We're withdrawing our final US dollar amount to pay for the last trench of sanitary pads to our vendor-Sham Technologies.

So far we've conducted workshops in 3 schools, providing education on menstrual health, doctors for a medical checkup and have disbursed sanitary pads to students.

Thanks for all your support as we deepen our work in menstrual health and education. All of you have been a big part of our journey.

Thanks
17th February 2019
Hello! Donors,

Taboo talks is an initiative by the Hyderabad Hub of the Global Shapers Community to change this reality. Through this project, we are working with 300 girls from government schools to help them become confident in their identities as young people by breaking menstrual taboos. Nearly 80% of the girls in the schools we work with do not use scientifically-recommended menstrual products. Many have health issues related to poor diets. It is not enough for them to mentally reject period taboos – they also need the right tools to do this.

Along with economic challenges, cultural stigmas prevent many women from easily accessing safe sanitary protection, especially in most Indian communities. More alarmingly, many of these women resort to using less hygienic alternatives such as rags to meet their need for sanitary protection, risking infection. Rudimentary forms of sanitary protection can lead to serious infections. This problem is not limited to India but is a global problem that affects women in many parts of the world. Neither parents nor does teachers talk about these things with the children leaving them to grow as ignorant mothers. Educating girls and women about menstruation, seeking to end taboos around the topic and providing infrastructure for maintaining hygiene will go a long way in improving the conditions of those in need

Adverse Effect of Ignorance  23% of girls in India leave school when they start menstruating  The rest miss an average of five days during each monthly menstrual period between the ages of 12 and 18  Unsafe disposals of used sanitary napkins often contain remnants of bodily fluids and infectious pathogens that can lead to serious health and environment risks if not managed properly. So, bringing awareness is important and should happen NOW.

Taboo Talks was initiated with the idea to start conversations on key topics that people shy away from addressing. Through this project, we have been facilitating a safe and friendly space in classrooms for kids to share thoughts/concerns, answer difficult questions and bust myths and taboos.    


By means of workshops and doctor-student interaction sessions, GSC has been enabling over 570 girls in Hyderabad's government schools to become more confident in their identities as young women. Furthermore, Global Shapers Community Hyderabad has also raised funds of approximately 4 lakhs to provide eco-friendly sanitary pads to these girls and help them experience a happy period.
 
The team is currently also exploring workshops to address sexual abuse and adolescence among children and bringing confidence among the children. Please check folder here for more information and pictures about the project:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1w4H6h_kC9DM7RbhJDP8p4nvm26VCq4Gc

Thank you for all the support!


Hello! Donors,

Taboo talks is an initiative by the Hyderabad Hub of the Global Shapers Community to change this reality. Through this project, we are working with 300 girls from government schools to help them become confident in their identities as young people by breaking menstrual taboos. Nearly 80% of the girls in the schools we work with do not use scientifically-recommended menstrual products. Many have health issues related to poor diets. It is not enough for them to mentally reject period taboos – they also need the right tools to do this.

Along with economic challenges, cultural stigmas prevent many women from easily accessing safe sanitary protection, especially in most Indian communities. More alarmingly, many of these women resort to using less hygienic alternatives such as rags to meet their need for sanitary protection, risking infection. Rudimentary forms of sanitary protection can lead to serious infections. This problem is not limited to India but is a global problem that affects women in many parts of the world. Neither parents nor does teachers talk about these things with the children leaving them to grow as ignorant mothers. Educating girls and women about menstruation, seeking to end taboos around the topic and providing infrastructure for maintaining hygiene will go a long way in improving the conditions of those in need

Adverse Effect of Ignorance  23% of girls in India leave school when they start menstruating  The rest miss an average of five days during each monthly menstrual period between the ages of 12 and 18  Unsafe disposals of used sanitary napkins often contain remnants of bodily fluids and infectious pathogens that can lead to serious health and environment risks if not managed properly. So, bringing awareness is important and should happen NOW.

Taboo Talks was initiated with the idea to start conversations on key topics that people shy away from addressing. Through this project, we have been facilitating a safe and friendly space in classrooms for kids to share thoughts/concerns, answer difficult questions and bust myths and taboos.    


By means of workshops and doctor-student interaction sessions, GSC has been enabling over 570 girls in Hyderabad's government schools to become more confident in their identities as young women. Furthermore, Global Shapers Community Hyderabad has also raised funds of approximately 4 lakhs to provide eco-friendly sanitary pads to these girls and help them experience a happy period.
 
The team is currently also exploring workshops to address sexual abuse and adolescence among children and bringing confidence among the children. Please check folder here for more information and pictures about the project:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1w4H6h_kC9DM7RbhJDP8p4nvm26VCq4Gc

Thank you for all the support!


27th November 2017
Dear Supporters,

Here is a quick update on the progress of the campaign.
The team is planning to provide sanitary napkins for 300 girls across various government schools in Hyderabad by January 2018.  The girls will be taken for regular checkups with the doctor. Iron tablets will be provided to improve the blood count.

Thank you for your love and support for our venture.
Regards,
Varun Pawar
Dear Supporters,

Here is a quick update on the progress of the campaign.
The team is planning to provide sanitary napkins for 300 girls across various government schools in Hyderabad by January 2018.  The girls will be taken for regular checkups with the doctor. Iron tablets will be provided to improve the blood count.

Thank you for your love and support for our venture.
Regards,
Varun Pawar
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Rs.321,500 raised

Goal: Rs.300,000

Beneficiary: Global Shapers ... info_outline
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