New Delhi: Kent Foundation, a not for profit organization and CSR arm of kent RO group and Rotary International District 3011, have joined hands for implementation of Menstrual Hygiene education, & awareness program -KADAM SAPNO KI OUR especially for women and adolsent girls of rural india. The drive is likely to benefit over 1.20 lakhs women and girls in a year.
An MoU for the same was signed bewteen Kent Foundation, and Rotary international District 3011.
Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Sunita Gupta, Co-Founder, Kent Foundation said, “In India, there is lack of menstrual hygiene primarily due to lack of knowledge and access to amenities to ensure proper health and hygiene. Many women suffer from infections due to lack of proper menstrual hygiene, resulting in poor health, and adding to healthcare burden. We believe it’s time to change this. And we are at forefront to bring this change. In an endeavour to educate and make women and adolescent girls aware about importance of menstrual hygiene, Kent Foundation has adopted a multipronged approach to educate and provide them sanitary napkins which are being made by Kent Foundation. Kent Foundation is focusing on three critical pathways to make women aware of menstrual Hygiene, (a) social mobilization, education & awareness; (b) creating in house infrastructure to fulfill the demand of sanitary napkins and (c) supplying these sanitary napkins free of cost to those section of society who have not any access and means to buy the sanitary napkins.
By providing washable sanitary napkins which are being made by Kent Foundation to various Rotary Clubs through Rotary District 3011 is our effort for a healthy, hygienic life which we believe is the right of every girl and woman.”
Also commenting on this development Mr. Vinay Bhatia, Governor, Rotary International District 3011 said “This program will be implemented especially for those women and adolescent girls who are being deprived of or having no access and means to have sanitary napkins. Rotary District through its committee and rotary clubs will ensure the distribution of the sanitary napkins made by Kent foundation in various urban & rural localities to the needful women and girls.