Just an advertisement on coding classes draws million dollars
From parents in terms of fees.
But as soon as parents encounter an ad for sanitary pads,
The channel gets changed in an instant.
Those biology classes in 9th Standard when we were
To be taught about reproduction, will be skipped
By the teachers for no valid reasons. Ssshhh!
Here, we can’t even talk about basic education on menstrual hygiene,
Because that’s still not a part of our curriculum.
Go to a medical shop and buy a sanitary pad, and
You’ll be handed that pack with a nice wrap of polythene
Or newspaper rolled around the pack.
Sounds so Urban. Right?
Don’t even think about these situations in the rural areas of India!
You’ll be stunned to learn that they are yet to enter into mainstream.
By the way, are we just going to talk about this reality or will we ever
Jump right away to help someone in need?
FIRE IN THE BELLY
Small Sparks of New Beginnings
“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”
-Anthony J. D’Angelo (Author)
Unipads India and TGB Charity came together to help young adolescent girls of rural and tribal areas. We took up this initiative to interact with these girls and perform FREE Distribution of 12,000 Reusable Sanitary Pads.
Unipads and all its volunteers also got supported by Saath NGO.
They did more than awareness. They did something even more than that…
EMPATHIZE AND HELP
We feel blessed for undertaking this mission.
And now we’ll share with you our unique approach
Of how Unipads volunteers came up with brilliant ways
To establish trust and empathy.
So, we told them how we can relate with the same thinking process and how we came up with reusable sanitary pads concept. Plus, we also explained openly about the actual scientific reasons behind traditional beliefs & myths followed around the concept of Menstrual Hygiene.
STILL ON DUTY
Even while you are reading this blog, there are 100s of Unipads Volunteers covering the entire length and breadth of Gujarat for performing FREE distribution and awareness sessions in several rural and tribal areas.
FEEL FREE TO TALK J
Please feel free to share your queries and questions on Menstrual Hygiene and periods, with us. If you wish to discuss on a personal level, you may write to us at this mail id given below.
CONTENT WRITER: Akshay Bajaj