Menstrual Hygiene Education sessions, Collaborations, and Events by region
That is section is dedicated to our work in various regions in several states of India. Please scroll down to see our work in more states and refer to the slideshow to see our menstrual hygiene education sessions, distribution events, and other collaborations in a particular state.
KAMGAR SADAN MUNICIPAL SCHOOL
Mumbai, 8th August 2019
We began Samaan 2019 by hosting a menstrual hygiene education session in collaboration with The Shanti Patel Memorial Trust at the Kamgar Sadan Municipal School in Mazgaon which primarily caters to students from low-income communities. Girls from grades 9-12 were invited to the session with their mothers. A team member from Enactus H.R. College, our partner, conducted a session explaining the menstrual cycle with the help of diagrams. We also screened a short film on menstruation in Hindi and Marathi. The session ended with the distribution of menstrual hygiene kits manufactured by Enactus under their "Project Inaayat" which employs rural women to stitch the pads to provide them with a source of livelihood.
We have begun our extensive work in the state of Gujarat in collaboration with the Vanita Shishu Vihar, Palanpur which started a chapter of The Period Society to ameliorate the menstrual health of local tribal and underprivileged communities as well as improve access to menstrual hygiene products in low-income communities and by hosting a session with Rahul Filaments in Surat. Please refer to the slideshow for information about projects which have benefited hundreds of women and girls in Gujarat and stay tuned to follow our work as we expand to other areas such as Latur and Ahmedabad.
NUTAN SCHOOL, PALANPUR
January 18, 2020
We hosted our first session in collaboration with the Vanita Shishu Vihar Palanpur and local corporate Ms.Ruchikaben Gami at the Nutan school in Palanpur. Ms.Niranjanaben Patel, the head of the Vanita Shishu Vihar facilitated the session along with a gynecologist who graciously volunteered to speak to the girls about periods. Following the screening of a short film in Gujarati and a demonstration of the reusable 'Inaayat kit' which we distributed, the girls took a pledge to break the taboo surrounding periods in their communities and promote menstrual health.
Smash the stigma
We began our work in West Bengal with our chapter at South City International School, Kolkata. We look forward to working more extensively in the state of West Bengal and city of Kolkata so if you would like to collaborate with us or begin another chapter of The Period Society, please reach out to us at email@example.com so that we can together smash the stigma surrounding menstrual health.
AASHAR ALO GIRL'S HOME, KOLKATA
October 24, 2019
We're extremely proud of our team at South City International School, Kolkata led by Sasha Agarwal and Anshika Dasgupta which conducted a menstrual hygiene education session at the Aashar Alo Girl's home, a relief home in Kolkata. The girls engaged in an interactive conversation about periods and thoroughly enjoyed learning more about menstruation during their interaction with the team. At the end of the session, sanitary napkins were distributed amongst the audience.
Let's Talk Periods
We collaborated with Girl's Play Global, a youth run non-profit to begin our work in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu and host a menstrual hygiene education session for underprivileged athletes. We intend to expand to other parts of the state as well so if you would like to host a menstrual hygiene education session with us or even begin a chapter of The Period Society at your school or locality, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
COLLABORATION WITH GIRLS PLAY GLOBAL IN COIMBATORE
December 29, 2019
Girls Play Global is an organization which equips underprivileged athletes in India with sports training and equipment free of cost while educating them about sustainability. Seeing the intersection between sports and menstruation in India where a lot of athletes skip practice sessions or discontinue playing sports because of a lack of menstrual hygiene education compounded by a lack of period products, we organized a menstrual hygiene session for athletes at Girl's Play Global's Kicks for Climate Action tournament where we distributed menstrual hygiene products to 25 athletes.