Lack of access to menstrual products and inadequate knowledge about menstrual health and hygiene are indeed major hindrances to female education and overall wellbeing, especially in many parts of the developing world.
Prayatna is installing sanitary napkin dispensers and incinerators in schools in Government schools of Begusarai in Bihar. By doing this we Prayatna is not only providing girls with access to essential menstrual products but also promoting proper menstrual hygiene practices and breaking down the taboos and stigmas associated with menstruation. This will help girls to manage their periods with dignity and without any interruption to their education.
It is also essential to educate both girls and boys about menstrual health and hygiene to create a more inclusive and supportive environment. This will help to challenge the taboos and stigmas that often surround menstruation and empower girls to feel confident and comfortable managing their periods. Overall, initiatives like this are critical to ensuring that girls have access to the education they need to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their gender or biological functions.