CSR : Kent’s menstrual hygiene education program aims to benefit 1.20 lakh women

NEW DELHI: Kent Foundation, a not for profit organization and CSR arm of kent RO group and Rotary International District 3011 work together to implement menstrual hygiene education and run awareness program Kadam Sapno Ki Our specially for rural women and adolsent girls. The drive is likely to benefit over 1.20 lakhs women and girls in a year.

Sunita Gupta, Co-Founder, Kent Foundation informed that they adopted a multipronged approach to educate and provide them sanitary napkins which are being made by Foundation.

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.

Vinay Bhatia, Governor, Rotary International District 3011 said that the drive 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.

Kent Foundation is focusing on three critical pathways to make women aware of menstrual Hygiene, first: social mobilization, education & awareness; second creating in house infrastructure to fulfill the demand of sanitary napkins and finally supplying these sanitary napkins free of cost to those section of society who have not any access and means to buy the sanitary napkins.

(Reported by India CSR Network)