To support community women and adolescent girls to manage their menstruation with dignity, the Rotary Club of Kathmandu with the support of Rotary Club of Corrimal, Rotary Club of Liverpool West, and cooperating partner organization Connection Nepal is organizing Menstrual Hygiene Management Project at the different part of Nepal.
On 24 November 2020, the Rotary Club of Kathmandu organized MHM project at Tistung, Thaha Municipality-11, Makwanpu where a reusable sanitary pad kit set (MHM Kit) was provided to 319 girls students of class 6-11 studying at Shree Bageshwori Secondary School, Tistung, and orientation on MHM was provided to all the students. Similarly, orientation on MHM to create MHM friendly school was provided to the members of the School Management Committee (SMC) and Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of Shree Bageshwori Secondary School.
To make menstrual products available in the local area at a more affordable cost and uplift the livelihood of local women through reusable sanitary pad production, training on reusable menstrual pad making was provided to 23 enthusiast women of Tistung and periphery area. All the programs were organized with the support of the Rotary Club of Corrimal, Australia, Connection Nepal, Mahila Shakti Savings and Credit Cooperative Limited, and Thaha Municipality. The programs were organized in the presence of the ward chairperson of Thaha Municipality ward no.11 Mr.Kiran Man Bal, President of Rotary Club of Kathmandu Rtn.Tirtha Raj Dahal, Principal of Shree Bagshwori Secondary School Mr.Birman Shyangtang, Chairperson of Mahila Shakti SACCOS Ms.Sun Maya Bhomjan, Secretary of Rotary Club of Kathmandu Rtn.Sonika Thapaliya, Joint Secretary of Rotary Club of Kathmandu Rtn.Sushil Kumar Karki, Teacher of Shree Bageshwori Secondary School Mr.Rajman Shrestha, and Administrator of Sahayogi SACCOS Mr. Mohanman Shrestha.
We believe that all the activities performed will help to develop a menstrual hygiene friendly environment in school reducing school dropout/absenteeism during menstruation and will support to make MHM products affordable and accessible to all. The total budget of the project is NRs. 4,02,903 (In Words: Four lakhs two thousand nine hundred and three rupees only.
Rotary Club of Kathmandu and its partner organizations are committed to supporting community women to develop enterprises on menstrual products and uplift the livelihood of community women.
Together we can achieve Dignified Menstruation.