In India, 23 million girls drop out of school early when they start menstruating and many of them end up facing acute health problems.
Menstruation continues to be a subject of gender disparity in India. Myths about menstruation are largely prevalent, forcing many girls to drop out of school early or be ostracised for the duration of their menstrual cycle every month. Millions of girls drop out of school annually due to a lack of proper menstrual hygiene management facilities, which include the availability of sanitary napkins and logical awareness of menstruation. The report also came up with some startling numbers. 70 percent of mothers with menstruating daughters considered menstruation as dirty and 71 percent of adolescent girls remained unaware of menstruation till menarche.
Team FundCorps in partnership with some wonderful volunteers of Aashansh Charitable Trust pledged to donate sanitary hygiene kits to 10 girls from the Koliwada area of Worli, Mumbai. The kits included 6 months of pads, towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, nail cutter, and soap.