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Campaign, Community Service, Gifting, Girls in Need, Health, Increase Access, Menstrual Hygiene, Menstruation, MHDay2019, Period, Period Positive, Period Poverty -

In the last week of May, we started a campaign called 'Gift a Pack of Pads!' Our aim with this campaign is to enable those less privileged than us with access to hygienic means of managing their period. Our goal is also to raise awareness about menstrual health through a series of talks for young girls in the menstruating age. This month, we engaged ourselves with 3 gifting drives, with the beneficiary count touching triple digits! We invited Dr. Sangita Soman to speak to young girls about the biology behind their period. She also spoke to them about coping with the pain and...

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Campaign, Community Service, Gifting, Girls in Need, Health, Increase Access, Menstrual Hygiene, Menstruation, MHDay2019, Period, Period Positive, Period Poverty -

In continuation of our efforts to make hygienic sanitary essentials accessible to those less privileged than us, as part of our Gift a Pack of Pads! campaign, we conducted Round 4 of our Gifting Drive on Friday, 12th July. This campaign was initiated to celebrate World Menstrual Hygiene Day, which falls on 28th May of every year. The objective of this campaign is to enable girls in need with clean and sanitary means of managing their period. We aim to do this by weaning them off old rags and cloth, which they currently use as absorbents, and introduce them to sanitary pads....

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Water conservation has been an issue since the early 2010s. With the recent drought in Chennai, the urgency of the situation is only highlighted! But we often wonder, what can we do as private citizens? How can small actions we take help in making a big impact? Here is a list of small lifestyle changes we can make to use water judiciously - 1. Bucket Baths - Showers can use anything between 6 and 45 litres per minute. Switching to bucket baths can not only reduce the volume of water consumed, but also the time taken to shower. Besides, you...

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Campaign, Community Service, Gifting, Girls in Need, Health, Increase Access, Menstrual Hygiene, Menstruation, MHDay2019, Period, Period Positive, Period Poverty -

28th May of every year is regarded as World Menstrual Hygiene Day. To celebrate MH Day this year, we ran a campaign to gift sanitary pads to young girls who are less privileged than us. The objective of this campaign is to enable these kids with clean and sanitary means of managing their period. We aim to do this by weaning them off old rags and cloth, which they currently use as absorbents, and introduce them to sanitary pads. We conducted Round 2 and Round 3 of our gifting drive on Monday, 1st July, at a BMC Medical Outpost and...

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It is a known fact that even in this day and age, menstruation is a big hush hush among society. To add to that, menstrual hygiene is a big problem among women in both urban and rural areas. This causes a lot of problems to women at schools and colleges, and even at their workplaces! Ever wondered what could be the reason behind the taboo? It is, primarily, ignorance and lack of knowledge. Here are a few things we could do to ensure more awareness about menstruation, menstrual hygiene, and effective disposal of menstrual waste – Education – Girls must...

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