We are providing sanitary napkins to students in India.
The schools that we are currently supporting are located in the rural area around the city of Anand in Gujarat, India’s westernmost state. Here, we identified an urgent need for support.
The Jol Primary School Anand is the first school that Kanya’s Chance began supporting. Since March 2018, Kanya’s Chance has been regularly providing 80 schoolgirls from the 6th to 8th grade with disposable sanitary napkins and menstrual health education.
Our second school is located in the small village of Bakrol. About 50 schoolgirls ranging from the 6th to 8th grade are a part of this project. The school teaches students up to the 8th grade.
Our flagship school is the largest all-girls school in our project with over 500 schoolgirls studying up to the 10th grade. This is the first school, where we began distributing reusable sanitary napkins.
In December 2019, we integrated the MS Mistry Primary School into our project. Since then, we have been providing 100 schoolgirls up to the 8th grade with menstrual health education and further supporting them with monthly distributions of sanitary napkins.
The Bakrol Primary Girls School is a public school financed by the city of Anand. It is also supported by our local partner, Rotary Club Anand Round Town. This project supports a total of 80 schoolgirls up to the 8th grade.
The Bhatiel Primary School is a comparatively small school with only 30 schoolgirls up to the 8th grade. Our partner organization, Tribhuvandas Foundation, recognized their plight and subsequently recommended them to us.
At the Sinhol Primary and Secondary School, we supply 85 schoolgirls up to the 12th grade with sanitary napkins and menstrual health education.
The Pritam School in Sandesar, a suburb of Anand, teaches students up to the 10th grade. We are currently supporting 80 schoolgirls here.
Since January 2020, we also support Kosindra Secondary School, which is located 25 km away from the other schools. We currently supply 60 schoolgirls from the 7th to 12th grade with sanitary napkins and health education.
The newest school in our project is School 15, where we support 30 schoolgirls up to the 8th grade.