Initiative aims to reach over 5000 school girls in Delhi-NCR under employee volunteerism
NEW DELHI: InterGlobe employees volunteered to generate awareness around menstrual hygiene by imparting knowledge sessions and supporting school girls with sanitary pads, the company informed.
This is an unique example of employee volunteerism initiative.
The employees across InterGlobe Businesses came together to raise funds to support procurement of sanitary napkins for supporting one period cycle per girl. Through this initiative, the employees are aiming to reach out to over 5000 girls in schools across Delhi-NCR.
The first round of distribution will cover about 900 girls in over 4 schools in Delhi-NCR. Female volunteers from InterGlobe will conduct a knowledge session for the girls on maintaining good menstrual hygiene followed by distribution of sanitary napkins.
This initiative will address the grave lack of awareness and stigma around discussing the subject of maintaining proper menstrual hygiene.
Commenting on the initiative, Rohini Bhatia, Chairperson, InterGlobe Foundation, said, “Menstrual hygiene is still less spoken about and hence there is a big need for generating awareness on the issue. We are pleased to contribute for such initiatives through our employee volunteerism activities. InterGlobe Foundation is committed to creating a meaningful and transformative impact in the society”.
Employee contribution in this direction has been valued by the young girls from Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Moti Bagh, which was the first school of this initiative to be covered earlier today. These girls were not only benefited by receiving sanitary pads but also learnt about safe hygiene practices.
Every year InterGlobe Businesses conduct a diverse range of activities encouraging employee volunteers in terms of their time, skills and resources. From material donation to reaching out to differently abled children and women for help with candle/diya making just ahead of the Diwali festival, the ‘giving’ was celebrated in various forms by different business groups.
InterGlobe Foundation (IGF) is the CSR arm of the InterGlobe Group – a leader in Aviation, Hospitality and Travel related services. IGF is committed to building a society that is just, equitable, inclusive and utilizes resources in a sustainable manner. It nurtures partnerships and supports initiatives that bring together resources, expertise and vision in the areas of heritage & culture, environment and livelihood.