Taking a big step toward promoting menstrual hygiene among girls and reducing the hesitation of girls while buying sanitary napkins from the market, ISCI Foundation is running a program on Menstrual Hygiene. Under this program, sanitary napkin vending machines have been installed in various educational institutions in the district with the aim of promoting the use of sanitary napkins. This program is organized by ISCI Foundation with its CSR partner Essar TMT and through GOGS, girls are being educated about menstrual hygiene.
ISCI Foundation's Director Shweta Ji said that under the initiative 10 sanitary pad vending machines will be installed in various educational institutions in the district with the aim of promoting menstrual hygiene and the use of sanitary napkins. She said that personal hygiene among women is the first step toward a healthy life.
To raise awareness among girls about menstrual hygiene, Dr. Shashibala Bhonsle, President, GOGS, Dr. Veena Pradhan, Dr. Barnali Srivastava, and Dr. Shilpi Sharma, attended the event. They questioned the girls about their menstrual health problems and provided on-the-spot solutions and counseling. They explained the importance of menstrual hygiene and sanitary napkins and talked about various taboos related to menstruation with the girls. Principal Shri Rajiv Ji said that this is a very important topic to talk about and he is glad that ISCI Foundation is taking steps to address such problems.
Volunteers Aditi, Priya, Pranjali, and Karan did a great job in managing the entire event and making it a success. They inspired girls to raise questions related to menstrual hygiene with doctors and also acted as a link between doctors and girls.
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