Spark Minda is directing its efforts to mobilize female community of Kuleshara village of Uttar Pradesh towards a system of menstrual sustainability i.e. awareness generation, accessibility and promoting safe menstrual management. The prime objective is to make them aware that access to safe and secure sanitation is one the key human rights, which people have yet to achieve along with right to live with respect and dignity.
This multistakeholder programme is scheduled in two phases. First Phase was intiated in collaboration with Unicharm and Global Hunt Foundation, where women of the Kuleshra village came together for gaining access to knowledge and awareness on the following key issues. The main key factors of the programme were that: About 88% of women do not have access to sanitary pads, 70% women think human blood is dirty and quite a few cervical cancer cases are suspected because of poor menstrual hygiene.
The 2nd Phase of the Programme was successfully conducted at Greater Noida on March 2016. Whereas, Ist phase was completed at Pantnagar, Pune and Chennai. The Second phase of the project is scheduled for october.
Approx 500 Women enthusiastically attended the session, where they were trained on:- Biological aspect of Menstruation, Taboos’ associated with it, Hygiene and were also introduced to Various products available in the market.
The Survey partner for the Programme is GlobalHunt Foundation and Training partner is Jatan Sansthan and Unicharm.
To provide basic access to health facilities in rural areas, the Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group conducts health and wellbeing projects in strategic locations in collaboration with Gram Panchayat. Health Awareness Campaign, General Medical Camp, referral services and the following specialised medical camps are organised in the village :
Spark Minda Group has been doing blood donation campaign for many years.
The main objective of this camp is to meet the requirement of the precious blood among the people, who are in life threatening situation and die due to dearth of blood availability.
This campaign encourages voluntary donation of blood through camps considering the high risk of compulsive replacements.
Under this Campaign, till date 1431 units of blood has been collected across the Group.