During a research of “All for One foundation”, we found that the rate of absentees in school (Age group: 12 - 17) is 55% in urban and 85% in rural areas. 95% school going girls said it is uncomfortable for them to go to school or to travel during “Period” time due to abdominal pain and fear of leakage of the blood from rags. They cannot share it with anyone because of orthodox social perception. Lack of knowledge, taboos, myths is also a big barrier to menstrual hygiene as in this country a lot of people think period blood is impure.
To eradicate this menstrual hygiene problem, All For One Foundation is working in the deprived schools to provide the female students a hygienic life which aims to minimize their absentees in school as well as develop them as community leaders.
Talking about protection of the female child, All For One Foundation also conducts sexual assault awareness and personal safety training workshops where girls are made aware about body changes during puberty and are taught about safe and unsafe touch and what to do in events of unsafe touch. All For One Foundation also promotes women supporting each other and thus the girls are taught to confide with and support their female friends in time of distress
Under this project, we have 3 different programs: Sponsorship, Activation Program and Preparing Children for their First Period.