School Menstrual Hygiene Program (SMHP)
Girls in low-income settings miss or struggle at school during menstruation if they are unable to manage their menstrual hygiene effectively.
At least 1 in 5 Indian girl drop out of school due to Menstruation. But, this dropout rate decreased up to 90% in a community where we worked.
That’s why we are giving more emphasis on School programs.
- Amid the initial three days of monthly cycle girls need to change their Sanitary napkins each four to six-hour else they will be effectively getting influenced by UTERUS Cancer and TSS.
- TSS remains for Toxic Shock Syndrome. It is conceivable unsafe disease. TSS can influence any individual who utilizes the sanitary napkins for a long time.
Let’s Talk about Periods Initiative
In schools, we organize sessions and workshops under our Let’s Talk about Periods initiative, educating girls about menstruation helps increase their self-esteem and bust myths and cultural superstitions. It allows girls to be prepared for their first period. Proper menstrual hygiene keeps girls in school. Many girls typically miss five days of school each month due to inadequate menstrual protection. Access to menstrual hygiene products keeps girls on the same track as their male peers. We also train Teachers and staff so that they also get sensitized on this issue.