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$30,164.92 Given Back to Schools

Reusable Sanitary Pads Workshop

Help me empower female students to make their own reusable sanitary pads!

Sushil Singh

Teach For Nepal Fellow, 2021
Supporting Teach for Nepal fellows: Pasang Sherpa, Purushottam Koirala
Shree Deep Narayan Adarsha Secondary School & Shree Nepal Rastriya Madhyamik Bidhyalaya, Nepal

Updated on: 18 July, 2022

This project will potentially benefit 260 students.

Reusable Sanitary Pads Workshop

Together with my Teach for Nepal fellows Pasang and Purushottam, we need your help to solve one of the recurring problems at Shree Nepal Rastriya Madhyamik Bidhyalaya. Here, most of the female students face problems with the lack of sanitary pads during their menstruation, which greatly affects their studies.

To elaborate, most of our female students are not able to afford sanitary pads. To better aid them in their education journey, the local government, Patterwa Sugauli Rural Municipality, gives sanitary pads to our school, providing each female student with 2-3 packets of pads.

However, it is common for us not to receive the pads in time or at regular intervals. The quantity provided is also insufficient to provide every girl with the amount of pads they need.

Currently, we are already out of sanitary pads. From the conversations we had with some of our students, when we asked them what they do once they stop getting the sanitary pads from the school, almost everyone's answer was same – they use cloth as pads again.

As a result, they face many difficulties during their menstruation every month, which thus affects their studies.

We believe that every student, regardless of gender, should have equal access to education

Hence, to overcome this problem, we wish to conduct workshops to equip our female students with the skills and knowledge to make reusable sanitary pads.

With these workshops, female students can be self-reliant and resolve this issue proactively

As most female students are not able to afford buying sanitary pads, teaching them to make reusable pads allows them to overcome issues with the supplies of sanitary pads independently, which are likely to reoccur in the near future.

We hope to raise money so that we can fund these workshops and ensure that every female student has equal access to education. Thank you for helping to empower our female students in their education journey!

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