We, at Techfest, IIT Bombay believe that it is every citizen's responsibility to ensure that every girl/woman gets equal opportunities everywhere including politics, education and career. Lack of knowledge about menstruation is still a major issue in the Indian society.

1 in 5 girls in India drop out of school when they hit puberty because of menstrual cycle.

We are taking the first few steps to emancipate the society from the taboos of menstruation.

About Sanitary Health & Education (SHE)

Menstrual cycle is considered a taboo in the Indian society. It is considered as a sign of impurity. Women of our society are taught to keep it a secret, moreover, traditional practices during menstruation and narrow-minded beliefs have been passed on from generation to generation.

Under the banner of SHE, Techfest, IIT Bombay will be educating girl students on menstrual hygiene management and sanitary napkins will be distributed in 120+ BMC schools in Mumbai. The Volunteer bus will stop in 25+ villages from Mumbai to Nagpur and will be conducting these sessions.

Launch

SHE initiative witnessed its inauguration at IIT Bombay in the presence of some eminent personalities including

  • Ms. Taapsee Pannu, bollywood actress
  • Ms. Sonnalli Seygall, bollywood actress and model
  • Prof. Soumyo Mukherjee, Dean of Student Affairs
  • Mr. Praful, District Governor, Rotary 3141
  • Mr. Nitin Wadhwani, Founder of CACR
  • Caption Ravi Jaswani, Rotary 3141 PR Head
  • Prof. Ahona Roy, Dept. of HSS, IIT Bombay
  • Rt. Aria Ohri, National Community Head, Eureka

BMC Schools

The aim is to educate children and break down the myths that revlove around menstruation. Trained by UNICEF, female volunteers will conduct a 3 hour long interactive session in BMC schools to educate them about menstrual cycle and hygienic practices.

Drive for Hygiene

Hygiene truck will be driving from mumbai to nagpur, stopping in 25+ villages on the route. Trained representatives will conduct the sessions and will distribute more than 2 lakh sanitary napkins. The bus will cover a distance of 1700 kms.

Mumbai
Shahapur
Nashik
Vada

PARTNERS

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SHE
Sanitation & Health Education

We, at Techfest, IIT Bombay believe that it is every citizen's responsibility to ensure that every girl/woman gets equal opportunities everywhere including politics, education and career. Lack of knowledge about menstruation is still a major issue in the Indian society.

1 in 5 girls in India drop out of school when they hit puberty because of menstrual cycle.

We are taking the first few steps to emancipate the society from the taboos of menstruation.

About Sanitation & Health Education (SHE)

Menstrual cycle is considered a taboo in the Indian society. It is considered as a sign of impurity. Women of our society are taught to keep it a secret, moreover, traditional practices during menstruation and narrow-minded beliefs have been passed on from generation to generation.

Under the banner of SHE, Techfest, IIT Bombay will be educating girl students on menstrual hygiene management and sanitary napkins will be distributed in 120+ BMC schools in Mumbai. The Volunteer bus will stop in 25+ villages from Mumbai to Nagpur and will be conducting these sessions.

Launch

SHE initiative witnessed its inauguration at IIT Bombay in the presence of some eminent personalities including

  • Ms. Taapsee Pannu, bollywood actress
  • Ms. Sonnalli Seygall, bollywood actress and model
  • Prof. Soumyo Mukherjee, Dean of Student Affairs
  • Mr. Praful, District Governor, Rotary 3141
  • Mr. Nitin Wadhwani, Founder of CACR
  • Caption Ravi Jaswani, Rotary 3141 PR Head
  • Prof. Ahona Roy, Dept. of HSS, IIT Bombay
  • Rt. Aria Ohri, National Community Head, Eureka

BMC Schools

The aim is to educate children and break down the myths that revlove around menstruation. Trained by UNICEF, female volunteers will conduct a 3 hour long interactive session in BMC schools to educate them about menstrual cycle and hygienic practices.

Drive for Hygiene

Hygiene truck will be driving from mumbai to nagpur, stopping in 25+ villages on the route. Trained representatives will conduct the sessions and will distribute more than 2 lakh sanitary napkins. The bus will cover a distance of 1700 kms.

Mumbai
Shahapur
Nashik
Vada

PARTNERS