It is a collection of products and information that would help young girls understand and manage their periods and dispel myths and taboos surrounding menstruation
Centre For Catalysing Change (C3) is working in five schools of Pataudi district, Haryana, to help young girls navigate puberty. The initiative is supported by Open Text and has been equipping over 1000 adolescent girls with life skills, digital and financial literacy and information on menstrual health and hygiene.
C3 has introduced Navya Kits for the girls under this intervention. It is a collection of products and information that would help these young girls understand and manage their periods and dispel myths and taboos surrounding menstruation. The kits contain six reusable pads (that would last up to 2 years), a hot water bottle for menstrual pain management, a diary with interactive information on menstrual hygiene and taboos and a detergent bottle that will help the girls wash and re-use their pads. To further supplement wider usage and safe disposal of sanitary napkins, C3 has begun setting up incinerators in all of the five schools in which the initiative has been running.