Project – Purano Guheshwori, Kathmandu, Nepal
As of 26 February we are on path to a medium-sized municipality school in one of the suburbs of Kathmandu, in order to explain to 153 female students over the monthly period and the corresponding hygiene and care. With not only the girls, but also boys and parents we can make a difference in consciousness. We can show that menstruation is a natural process of which everyone should be aware of. Women, but just as important, also men. This goes with the necessary back pressure from the community, mainly in men.
We do this in two sessions, so as to better distribute the attention and to ensure that all questions are answered.
On 26 February is the first session with 74 young female students. News report
On 5 March, the second session with 79 young female students. News report
For this project we needed an amount of approximately €1325,-
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