AN UNPRECEDENTED VOYAGE

Jahnavi A
Posted October 2, 2021 from India

I , and couple of friends went on a trip to the Araku Valley in Vishakapatnamatnam, India. The nature's bounty has left us amused and as a part of the trip we happened to visit the tribal villages to explore their culture and socio-economic features. We had a good interactive session with the tribals and in between the  conversation we asked many questions about their lifestyle and came to know about the sad truth that they haven't yet heard of sanitary napkins and menstrual hygeine. I thought this thing needs to be addressed immediately and we all mustered up energy then and there to create an awareness programme. We talked and convinced to the tribals and managed them to sit for the awareness campaign, I have used one of my friend's laptop and showed some videos and pictures about menstrual hygeine and the consequences of its negligence. I showed them a basic tutorial regarding the proper usage of the sanitary napkins and it's disposal. I could clearly sense the excitement in the faces of the innocent teen girls and young ladies. We have arranged few sanitary napkin packs to each of them to make a little bit change in their lives and the best part is when I happened to visit that place after an year, I thought of to know the well- being of the tribals and gladly they are using sanitary napkins and following menstrual hygeine. This left contentment in my soul.

 

 

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megsmueller
Oct 03
Oct 03

Hi Jahnavi
Now this is what I call HANDS-ON! There was a need and you acted. I am so excited for you. I'm so excited for the girls. I must admit, I was surprised to hear that they've had no exposure to napkins or menstrual hygiene. It makes me think just how many others are there in the world who needs to be educated on this very vital topic. Thank you for arranging help and for going back. I feel your contentment.

Great work.

Much love.

Jahnavi A
Oct 05
Oct 05

Thank you for taking time and commenting dear. Lots of love.

Jill Langhus
Oct 04
Oct 04

Hello, Lovely, Jahnavi,

How are you doing, dear? Thanks so much for being the change, and for sharing your story. Are you connected with Seema and Mahima? They've teamed up to help the rural villages to learn about SRHR. You may be interested in connecting with them, if you haven't already. They are both on FB, too.

https://www.worldpulse.com/user/60660/posts
https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/mahima-rathore

Jahnavi A
Oct 04
Oct 04

I am doing great Jill. How are you doing ?Your positivity is inspiring me day by day. I have just connected with them and thank you for sharing the links Jill

Jill Langhus
Oct 06
Oct 06

Great to hear, dear:-) I'm quite well, thanks.

Aw, thank you:-) Wonderful. Let me know how it goes. I would love to know.

XX

Mandali Thoughts
Oct 09
Oct 09

Well appreciated jahnavi..I am from vizag as well. Sanitary pad is part of personal hygiene and I am really glad to get connected with someone who is doing her bit to bring the awareness amongst women..kudos to you

Jahnavi A
Oct 09
Oct 09

I am elated to see someone from vizag dear, thanks for your words dear .