GiveHer5 has had an interesting month this October. Here’s what we’ve been up to.
Ramana’s Garden in Rishikesh is a children’s home currently providing free primary and junior level education to more than 200 students from local families below the poverty line. They also house nearly 70 children at any given point in time. Students typically come from homes with deceased, absent, or uneducated parents who are unable to provide quality education for their children. Some children walk for over an hour (one-way) to attend school. We’ve connected with Ramana’s Garden to help them in their efforts and supply SaafkinsTM to their students.
We’re participating in the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019! The runners and fundraisers are already geared up and ready to go, but you can participate too. Donate here.
We met with the ISFLF (Indo-Swiss Future Leaders Forum) at Impact Hub in Bern, Switzerland to discuss menstrual hygiene management and period poverty. We also had the opportunity to network with numerous thought leaders in the health-tech field.
We connected with the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and have planned to pilot our social initiative in Bangladesh.
We also met with the Germany Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), a development agency headquartered in Bonn and Eschborn. We are currently discussing the possibility of dispatching SaafkinsTM to Yemen so as to combat period poverty in the region.
Last but definitely not least, we were incredibly privileged to have a conversation with the World Health Organization, as they are in the midst of developing a menstrual hygiene management team.
With the GiveHer5 community’s dedication and generosity, we are making huge strides in eradicating period poverty and ensuring gender equality – all across the globe. Thank you for your continued support!
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