LET’S MAKE TALKING ABOUT PERIODS NORMAL!
Girls & Community Members
“Chhori”: An empowering journey of a daughter towards embracing womanhood.
Project Chhori focuses on raising the voice of girls and woman, so they can talk about menstruation and its challenges openly. It educates the community on “Menstruation being a natural process” and the need for better menstrual hygiene (not only among girls and women in the community but also among male members as well). This project aspires on increasing attendance/regularity of girls by encouraging hygienic practice in school and community.
The project involves installation of sanitary pad making machines in the selected schools where the machine will be operated by four recruited women (per school) from the community. This will not only support adolescent girls and women in getting access to low cost biodegradable sanitary pad but will also be a practical based learning for the students in understanding the finance and economic subject, which is part of their school curriculum. Furthermore, the project will provide a platform for women to explore the new opportunity in entrepreneurship. As a result, they become independent and self-determinate to claim their own rights as well as venture towards becoming a businesswoman, it will reduce school dropouts, increase male support in this movement and be a change maker in their own community.
For communities to accept menstruation as a natural process by increment of female regularity in schools, creating job opportunity for women and changing the traditional menstrual practice to a more sanitary practice establishing a healthy and happy community.
- Launch of Project Chhori in “Girls Education Summit”.
- Installation of sanitary pad making machine for production of bio-degradable sanitary pads as school enterprise scheme at Chilaune Secondary School, SIndhupalchowk.
- Menstrual awareness programme conducted at Roshi Seconary School.
- Celebrated “World Menstrual hygiene Day” at Ganesh Secondary School, Bhaktapur.
Districts and VDCs:
Thangpalkot VDCs of Sindhupalchok district.