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  • Writer's pictureMohit Modi

PERIOD FRIENDY SCHOOLS AT GWALIOR


ISCI Foundation is working to make girls' schools of Gwalior district period friendly so that personal hygiene can be promoted among girls and the hesitation of girls can be reduced while buying sanitary napkins from the market. Under this program, machines have been installed in various educational institutions of the district with the aim of promoting the use of sanitary napkins and today, under this program, work was done to make Mama's Bazaar Girls School period friendly. ISCI Foundation organizes this program through its CSR. Collaborating with Essar TMT


Shweta ji, Director, of ISCI Foundation, said that due to periods, many girls do not come to school for those 5 days every month, which means missing two months of education in a year. To solve this problem, this program is being run and under this program, work is being done to make girls' schools period friendly. Under the initiative, 10 sanitary pad vending machines have been installed in various educational institutions of the district with the aim of promoting menstrual hygiene and the use of sanitary napkins. He said that personal hygiene among women is the first step toward a healthy life.


Medical members of GOGS and the Indian Medical Association, Gwalior participated in the program to increase awareness among girls about menstrual hygiene. Dr. Kirti Dhonde, President of the Women's Unit, Dr. Sasmita Mungi, Dr. Veena Pradhan, and Dr. Nisha Thakur, attended the event. They fielded questions from girls about menstrual health problems and provided on-the-spot solutions and consultations. She explained the importance of menstrual hygiene and sanitary napkins and talked with the girls about various taboos related to menstruation. Principal Mr. MK Saxena said that this is a crucial topic to talk about and he is glad that ISCI Foundation is taking steps to address such problems.

Volunteers Pranjali, Aditi, and Shivani did a great job managing the entire event and making it a success. She motivated the girls to raise questions related to menstrual hygiene with the doctors and also acted as a link between the doctors and the girls.


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