Around 5900 sanitary pads distributed to girl students in Assam's Baksa district
The Rotaract and Rotary Club of Guwahati Luit, in association with Baksa District BTAD Journalist Association, marked the International Women’s Day month by organising an educational seminar on menstrual hygiene under the #WeForHer4.0 initiative at Subankhata School in Baksa district of Assam recently.
The team also distributed around 5900 sanitary pads to the students of the school.
All important topics ranging from hygiene, sanitary pads, usage & disposal to menstruation cycle were discussed.
Rotaract District Head (North-East India) Tushar Jalan applauded the club’s efforts and encouraged the girls to adopt modern and safe methods of hygiene during menstruation.
He also informed that in the last three years, the project, which was founded by Rotaract Club of Guwahati Luit, has been executed globally in more than 15 countries including the US, Australia, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Uganda, South Africa, Pakistan, etc.
“11000 underprivileged rural girls have benefitted from the educational seminar with 1 lakh 50 thousand sanitary pads being distributed,” he said.
The #WeForHer4.0 is an International level project by Rotaract District 3240 & Rotaract South Asia MDIO, which is being held in nine countries and 75 cities this year.
Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal, Senior Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Past Rotary International Presidents Barry Rassin and Ian Riseley have applauded the project.