Place: Tezpur, Assam

Sikun Relief Foundation has been working with the district administration of Sonitpur, one of the largest districts in  Assam, on behaviour change& menstrual hygiene programmes.

We held workshop on menstrual hygiene with Sonitpur District Administration at Mission Chariali Government Girl’s High School. This was the first major event involving the district on menstrual hygiene, which made this event special.

During the workshop we explained the significance of 28th May as Menstrual Hygiene Day to the students and teachers. We also had an interactive workshop where we discussed ‘what is menstruation’; maintenance of proper hygiene; nutrition and taboos.

We will conduct more MHM sessions at various block and Panchayat level schools in Sonitpur and incorporate modules on anaemia detection and pain management.