Girls Glory - Improve Menstrual Health in India

by Reaching Hand
Girls Glory - Improve Menstrual Health in India
Girls Glory - Improve Menstrual Health in India
Girls Glory - Improve Menstrual Health in India
Girls Glory - Improve Menstrual Health in India

Project Report | Jul 31, 2023
Periods is a pain, but menstrual hygiene is a gain

By Nishain Lobo | Content Editor

Menstrual Hygiene Workshop
Menstrual Hygiene Workshop

After their summer break, students at government schools have returned to class. We are more than eager to begin our work as change agents at this time of year. We are very appreciative of donors like you who give us the confidence to encourage girls to continue their education, which in turn lowers absenteeism in schools.

During this quarter, we collaborated with 4 government schools in urban and rural areas of Bangalore. Through the Girls Glory Project, workshops on WaSH & MHM for girls were held. The WaSH awareness program was presented to 653 pupils this time. The significance of maintaining toilet cleanliness and keeping oneself clean was stressed to beneficiaries.

Important lessons for pupils...

The need of maintaining personal hygiene, taking regular showers, and the fact that brushing one's teeth is just as crucial as dressing in clean clothes was taught to all students. "Be a Boss, always brush & floss" was the rhyme we taught them to rhythm. Additionally, we instructed them on how to maintain proper hydration, by consuming a good amount of water in order to remove any toxins from their bodies. The students were thrilled to discover all of this in an enjoyable way.

All of the children were given a brief introduction to the basic handwashing practices. Wash, Wash, Wash—especially after using the restroom and before eating. The proper way to sneeze and cough was also discussed with the students.

The need of eating a balanced diet full of fresh produce, whole grains, and lean meats to energize the body and strengthen the immune system was stressed to the children. We talked about getting enough sleep and cutting back on screen time because our bodies need time to recover and regenerate.

As the saying goes, "Cleanliness is next to godliness," thus keeping surfaces that are touched frequently clean and germ-free can also be a healthy habit to develop.


 A step toward advancement...

 Four schools had menstrual hygiene awareness programs. Nearly 653 girls were able to receive our message. The significance of period hygiene, proper disposal of sanitary napkins, and the misconceptions and taboos surrounding menstruation were explained to the students. The workshop is conducted in a simple to understand manner for an adolescent age group because of the way Reaching Hand has developed it.

Before we began discussing a sensitive and uncommon issue, we conducted an icebreaker to help these young girls feel at ease. Then we instructed them on how to use a sanitary pad and discussed puberty, premenstrual symptoms, misconceptions and taboos, hormones, the menstrual cycle, Etc.,

All pupils receive a period hygiene kit and a comic book about menstrual hygiene. We have noticed that this book is empowering all the girls to be confident and get over the timidity that comes with being a girl in their neighborhood.

The workshop was finished with a lesson on understanding one's body.


In the making…

In Bangalore's rural area, 19 new toilet units are being built. They will be accessible to 1269 beneficiaries in all.


Future Plans

To make it easier for pupils to attend school without difficulty, we intend to construct many more restrooms and educate many more children.

Once again, we want to express our gratitude to all our supporters without them are effort would not be possible. Their kindness has benefited us and impacted our project. 

WaSH & MHM Workshop
WaSH & MHM Workshop
Students with toothbrush & toothpaste
Students with toothbrush & toothpaste
Students with comic book
Students with comic book
Wash Program conducted
Wash Program conducted
School students at MHM workshop
School students at MHM workshop
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

About Project Reports

Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.

Sign up for updates

Organization Information

Reaching Hand

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka - India
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ReachingHandBlr
Project Leader:
Akshay Sagar
Chief Operating Officer
Bangalore , Karnataka India
$65,928 raised of $150,000 goal
616 donations
$84,072 to go
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Reaching Hand has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Get incredible stories, promotions, and matching offers in your inbox

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.