Girls Glory - Improve Menstrual Health in India

by Reaching Hand

Summary

In India, many young girls lack the adequate solutions to manage menstruation. 88% of women and girls use extremely unhygienic practices such as; old rags, ashes and husk sand and at least 636 million Indians lack toilets, according to the latest census data, a crisis that contributes to school dropouts disease and childhood malnutrition. Hence "Girls Glory" Project. We want to provide toilets and WASH education to all the little girls in the Government Schools to put an end to this issue.
$150,000
total goal
$119,328
remaining
137
donors
1
monthly donor
1
year active

Challenge

In India, nearly 1.9 lakh schools don't have girls' toilets or their toilets are 'Dysfunctional', according to a DISE report of 2013-14. That's 17 percent of all schools. Then, there are about 1.7 lakh schools that have no boys' toilets or toilets are un-useable. That's 15 percent of schools.The ASER 2013 report based on a survey of nearly 14,000 rural primary schools in about 550 districts revealed that 47 percent of the schools did not have useable girls' toilets.

Solution

Our aim is to build toilets for girls and provide sanitary napkins to girls in partnered schools who are going through puberty and have begun menstruation, by partnerships with local nonprofits and companies. We propose to organize menstrual health education sessions in our adopted government schools. The program will be delivered by a network of community and corporate volunteers with guidance from our staff. We expect to help 25,000 girls within the next 5 year

Long-Term Impact

Girls will learn how to manage puberty and menstruation properly. They will have permanent and private toilet to use. Less adolescent girls will drop out of school, thus increasing their chance of completing education. Raising awareness of women's rights will alleviate the pressure of social taboos of menstruation on maturing girls. Once established we will start providing more facilities like incinerator, Changing room,etc in each school.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

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Organization Information

Reaching Hand

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka - India
Website: http:/​/​www.reachinghand.org
Project Leader:
Akhaya Sagar
Bangalore, Karnataka India
$30,672 raised of $150,000 goal
 
154 donations
$119,328 to go
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