Creating better awareness among girls

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.

A police personnel demonstrates karate  to students in a school.
A police personnel demonstrates karate to students in a school.

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.

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