Kasturba Gadhi Balika Vidyalaya
Sub: Creating awareness about Mensuration in school girls.
Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas started to provide quality education to tribal girls are among the best residential schools. As girls coming to these schools are from economically weaker section and remote tribal areas many of these girls do not have scientific knowledge about menstruation. Other than untouchability and restrictions to enter the kitchen and temples, many superstitions are found in tribal communities over menstruation like Kurmaghar- where girls are kept out of house for seven days and many more such evil practices are being followed even today. Periods is considered as curse of god and a religious thing. Because of these misconceptions after starting periods many girls are being dropped out from school, made to marry at early age.
Being of the first generation in the stream of education, your school girls be aware of the natural process of menstruation scientifically and must develop a scientific approach towards it. Then only they could be change makers in their society acting towards breaking the taboos and misconceptions. The purpose of education will not fulfill unless and until practical usage of their knowledge is not done.
You can run ‘P for Periods’ awareness campaign in your school, where scientific information about periods will be given to girls through series of lectures, short films, games and activities. To unlearn the traditional knowledge about MC and to learn scientific knowledge will be the motto of this campaign.
I kindly request you for the permission to run this awareness campaign in your school.. It’s a need of time for MEN to act on women issues, only then we can call ourself a human.
Hoping for a positive response.
Sachin Asha Subhash