Siddhant Shah and Anisha Shah are founders of Access For All. They decided to do this after discovering that there were almost no braille books that dealt with menstrual hygiene. Each kit costs Rs 20,000, but mass production will help lower the price, Shah said.
The initiative, started by their teacher and in all likelihood the only one of its kind at a government school in the state, is seen as path-breaking in state like Punjab where hundreds of girls in government schools still do not have access to sanitary napkins.
Women experience their menstrual cycle every month, during which they lose anything between between 20 to 80 mL of blood (per cycle), indicate studies. To make up for this blood loss, women must consume certain healthy foods.
World Menstrual Hygiene Day: Changing the rigid and even irrational narratives around women's menstrual health, Amol Prakash Mane and Anurag Chauhan have found ways to spread awareness and responsibility when it comes to menstruation.