Project Chhori is an empowering journey towards embracing womanhood aiming to encourage girls and women to talk about periods by raising awareness on "Menstruation being a natural process" leading to reduce school dropouts of girls due to existing social stigma and embarrassment. Women will be trained in the production of low cost biodegradable sanitary pads and given business training in order to encourage women entrepreneurship within the community benefiting 250 girls and women.
Menstruation has been a subject of taboo in the community as it is regarded as something unclean and impure, resulting in unhealthy and unhygienic menstrual practices in the school and community. Which, effects girls in their education due to lack of proper sanitation facilities in the school leading to school dropouts, irregular attendance and severe reproductive health issue in women.The project will benefit 250 girls and community members in breaking the menstrual taboo.
Project Chhori aims to increase school attendance of girls and encourage hygienic practices in the community by launching a school entrepreneurship project and raise awareness on menstrual and reproductive health. Girls and women will be trained in the production of low-cost biodegradable sanitary pads and provide a business training to encourage adolescent girls and women to entrepreneurship business within the community by starting a new market of producing non-chemical low-cost sanitary pads.
The project will train and educate 250 girls and women within the community in raising menstrual health awareness and train in creating a sustainable business model where the school can generate income for further development and benefit the schools directly as well as their communities by introducing entrepreneurship business platform for women and girls by opening a new market of producing non-chemical and low cost bio-degradable sanitary pads.