Rotary Club of Sonepat Midtown, RI District 3012, under its project ‘W-1000’ trained and skilled 1,000 girl students from government schools in and around Sonepat, Haryana, with lessons aimed at building their confidence and motivated them to achieve bigger goals.
The girls were sensitised about menstrual hygiene and the Rotarians distributed sanitary napkins among them. “Not many can afford sanitary pads as they come from poor economic background,” says Club President T N Tiwary. So the club, in association with a corporate Brake Parts India, identified needy students hailing from underprivileged families and worked out an arrangement to provide monthly supply of napkins for them. Sanitary napkin vending machines have also been installed in various government schools.
An awareness drive on HIV, breast and cervical cancer was conducted by the club. A team of specialist doctors addressed the students and informed them about the availability of free cancer screening facility in the club.
Sessions in career counselling and legal awareness, and training in self-defense and yoga were few other activities done by the club members to benefit girl students.