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Meet the 14-year-old Girl, Revolutionising Menstrual Hygiene Management

Breaking the boundaries, Khashikha Vaddiraj, a Grade 9 pupil at Oakridge Worldwide Faculty, Gachibowli, is creating consciousness and inspiring ladies “to have a period with dignity”. 


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Oakridger Khashikha spreading consciousness on Menstrual Health at one among her missions Samrakhsa


As a part of her group challenge in MYP Grade 8, she educated adolescent women and girls on menstrual hygiene, its administration and waste disposal, whereas suggesting options that may additionally uplift underprivileged ladies. Interacting with rural ladies in Warangal, Telangana, she was disheartened to listen to about some horrible menstrual practices that might be extraordinarily hazardous to ladies’s well being. Via her surveys, she learnt that hygienic amenities, poor financial situations, lack of know-how, disgrace, and social curbs had been a few of the boundaries for rural ladies. “Menstrual hygiene is a multi-faceted issue, and the evidence compels us to address it in a holistic manner engaging not only adolescent girls and women but also the environment and society around them.” says Oakridger Khashikha.


Backed by her mother and father’ help, Khashika established Avadhi Basis, an NGO dedicated to making a constructive influence, by educating adolescent women and girls to undertake efficient and hygienic menstrual administration practices which are secure for the physique and mom earth.  She has additionally carried out a number of consciousness classes to advertise Menstrual Hygiene at varied establishments and communities.


Intrigued by the Sanskrit language, she has named her NGO as Avadhi, a Sanskrit phrase which means “period” and she or he works for 3 Missions underneath the inspiration.  Mission Sameeksha that seeks to interrupt the silence over menstruation with consciousness classes in faculties, schools, orphanages, tribal areas, and underprivileged sectors. Mission Samraksha works to guard human well being and the planet by gifting underprivileged ladies an ‘Avadhi Dignity Period Hamper’ with interval panties, reusable cotton pads, a leak proof pouch, and an instruction leaflet. Mission Samseva goals to empower rural ladies with employment, by coaching them to sew reusable fabric pads.


I thank my school and teachers for molding me to lead various IB profiles throughout my education at Oakridge. Multiple activities, teaching-learning process, mentoring, and exposure to global issues at Oakridge have inspired me to go forward to serve society. All credit for my personality growth goes to my school and teachers,” stated Khashikha.


Out of shame and superstitions associated with this biological phenomenon, women are restricted irrespective of their social and economic status. I am immensely proud of Khashika for addressing this taboo subject and instilling confidence among underprivileged and uneducated women. Her efforts to address environmental hazards and empower women through employment is commendable,” stated Principal, Hema Chennupaty.

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