Be the change you wish to see

Be the change you wish to see

I would like to mention about physical hygiene during Aruna Masram menstrual period when Adolescent Empowerment , a project conducted through World Vision and SEID institution in Diwan gaon in our village. Adolescent Empowerment Model coordinator Varsha Didi told us what  precautions should be taken at time menstrual period. We should not use clothes at the time of Menstrual period . If we are studying how to use clothes in emergency then it should be washed clean and Should not be used again after using it once.

We did not have all this information related to Menstrual period, but we were given all this important information by Didi. Due to which there was a lot of awareness and change in the hygiene and health of most girls in our village and she has started using sanitary napkin Pad instead of clothes. There was no availability of sanitary napkins in Anganwadi village. But with the efforts of World Vision India and SEID organization, sanitary napkins have been made available in the Udita Corner of Anganwadi Center. Earlier, the girl felt hesitant to take the pad but now she also takes the pad from Anganwadi. Varshan Didi, the coordinator of World Vision India and SEID organization has been a big help in bringing change in us and important information was given about many types of diseases. We were also informed about Menstrual Period Nutrition Diet, Health Hygiene Education etc. Which we understood and learned and by informing others about it, we make them aware. We get a lot of good information through Varsha Didi by World Vision. And we have molded them into our daily routine.

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I Rajni Sirsam know to tell you that in my village chikhali Mukasa there is no awareness about physical hygiene in adolescent girls. In Menstruation Cycle, cloth was used instead of Sanitary pad. Varsha Ivnati Madam, the coordinator of the project Adolescent Empowerment Model, which is being run through World Vision India and SEID NGO, has been providing health services to the girls of our village from time to time. Gives information about hygiene and menstruation.

Varsha Didi explained to us from which age year menstruation starts. At the time of Mahavari Caution must be exercised. Use of sanitary napkin Pads by not using clothes at the time of menstruation. and should change two to three Pads in a day. Due to which physical hygiene remains.

I am also used cloth during the first menstrual period, but by the Varsha Evnati Madam, create a group of adolescent girls were formed and important information was given about sanitary napkin hygiene through different activities such as Film Show, wall painting, regular meetings and training. Since then, during the menstrual period the girls and women of the village started using sanitary napkin pads without using clothes.

In Adolescent Empowerment Model important information about Sexual Reproductive Health Child Sexual Exploitation, life skills education, public services, usage of sanitary pads etc has been given to adolescents.

It is a matter of great luck for us that information is provided to us by the World Vision India and SEID organization. In which our life has changed a lot in our village. In which I would like to say thanks to the world vision India who provide us with informative information from time to time.

Rajni Sirsam

Chronicling the impact of covid 19 on INDIA’S Adolescents

Chronicling the impact of covid 19 on INDIA’S Adolescents

The COVID-19 crisis has serious consequences for India’s adolescents and youth, requiring urgent attention to be paid to the impact of the crisis on young people across the country. This report, therefore, highlights the pandemic’s effects on adolescent- and youth-serving non-profit organizations across the country. It draws on responses to an online survey of 111 organizations from the 10to19 Community of Practice, which, together, work with more than 30 lakh young people across the country. The report probes into the various consequences that have been observed among any adolescents or youths and the organizations that service them since the beginning of the lockdown. The findings range across key themes, including access to education, livelihoods, mental health impacts, the experience of violence and early marriage, and access to reproductive and health services as well as the extent of household hunger and loss of livelihoods. It also puts forth key recommendations for civil society organizations to keep in mind as they adapt their programs to account for the “new normal” of post-COVID-19 life.

“The only way to control and defeat this mammoth pandemic was to make people follow social distancing and also to restrain them from moving out to avoid social connect.”