Project – Kale Ka Sarana Mabey, Kathmandu, Nepal

On 26 March 2018 we were able to complete the project in Sarana Mabey. We gave 74 young students a sanitary package and the necessary information about menstruation and hygiene. Also included in the lessons were some boys and teachers, to make sure awareness was spread and a start to lift the taboo for this group was made.

It was nice to see how we were received and how the information was recorded by all the students and they were listening with great attention and interest.

It also became clear how important these projects actually are. When asked if young students were still segregated according to the Chaupadi use, there were 8 of the 74. Shocking and immediately so clear that this old tradition has not yet been eradicated.

On 26 March we were able to help 74 young students. News report

 

For this project we needed an amount of approximately €595,-

 

The costs consist of:

  • The Sanitary Package of ±€8,-
  • Workshop and information á ±€100,-

The Sanitary Package

Foundation Creative Sight and the women of Local Women’s Handicrafts are committed to ban the taboo considering menstruation; the monthly period.
Chaupadi is a very common habit from religious convictions, which forces women to isolate themselves from daily lives during their period. Having to sleep in cold and windy huts in remote villages is still the cause of death, unnecessary illnesses and other serious conditions.
To stop this habit that has already been declared illegal by law, we go by schools in small villages and communities to give information on the monthly period and we hand out a reusable and hygienic Sanitary Package to every girl and young woman.

Help us to make a big difference for these vulnerable girls!

The Sanitary Package

  • Two eco-friendly sanitary pads, made of antibacterial high quality, waterproof cotton
  • Two 100% cotton underwear
  • Six times a panty made of a double-layered cotton that is moisture absorbing and of high quality
  • One pouch of reused silk
  • One bar of soap
  • Once a nail clippers

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