Period: Autumn, 2019
Though society is aware of the biological changes within a girl during puberty, they prefer not to talk about it. The worst part of it is that even girls are shy enough to discuss the changes with others. With time, because of little knowledge about health and hygiene, the girls face problems like infections in the urinary and reproductive tract which is difficult to cure in latter stages.
UBA team decided to be the change, thus by starting the Sanitary Pads initiative, they not only ensured the well-being of the women in Chandpur but also encourage discussion about the health changes within girls during puberty.
While talking with the girls of the school about the usage of sanitary pads, the team came to know that about 20% of the girls use sanitary pads. For the benefit of those who do not use pads, the team supplied pads at the subsidized rate to Anganwadi Kendra of Chandpur.