WIND BENEATH HER WINGS IS AN INITIATIVE OF MINE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NURTURING MINDS CHARITABLE TRUST.
Read on to discover how I am doing this campaign in partnership with Nurturing Minds Charitable Trust under their program Kavach. This campaign is to raise funds to provide Sanitary Pads, Hygiene Products and undergarments to young girls from needy homes. All these items have been provided as a kit with the help of Nurturing Minds Charitable Trust and this kit is known as Kavach Kit. The Kavach Kit is priced at 500 each and has the following in it:
- Set of sanitary pads for a year
- 4 sets of undergarments
- 1 Khadi towel
- 1 bar of soap
- 1 detergent bar
My aim is to raise 1.5L INR or more to provide 300 plus Kavach Kits to underprivileged young girls in govt schools in the city of Mumbai. I am doing this with the Nurturing Minds Charitable Trust which is a foundation established in 2016 with the vision of “Nurturing the Society”.
The kit is distributed with a counselling session. No counselling, no kits.
These funds are used to provide the KAVACH KIT to girls from economically poor backgrounds and transform their lives. The focus is on introducing and inculcating life-changing habits to adolescents in order to protect them from life-threatening diseases in the future.
Any additional funds I raise with your help will be used to provide more kits to the girls. So if I raise INR 6L I can fund the kits for 1200 girls. That will be so cool. So please keep funding this campaign till the last day.
My name is Nandini Agarwal. I am a Grade 11 student in Aditya Birla World Academy, Mumbai.
I have undertaken this campaign because I would like to help spread awareness about better hygiene and make life easier for young girls that do not have the same privileges as I do. Some of these girls do not have access to sanitary napkins or even underwear. Working with Mrs. Bharti Trivedi at KAVACH, I learned that raising 500 INR can support a girl with 4 sets of Underwear, a set of Sanitary Pads for a year, 1 Towel, 1 Detergent Bar and 1 bar of Soap.
I hope to raise funds that would allow KAVACH to maximise their reach and improve the lives of girls all over Mumbai.
By providing basic hygiene products we are ensuring that the girl child can pursue her dreams uninterrupted thus being the Wind Beneath Her Wings and giving flight to her dreams.
ABOUT NURTURING MINDS
Nurturing Minds Charitable Trust (NMCT) is an organisation founded by Mrs. Bharti K Trivedi in 2016 with the vision of “Nurturing the Society”.The core objective of the Trust is to work towards the relief of the poor, education and medical relief and any other advancement in the nature of general public utility and service through activities that are not for profit.
Programs Under NMCT : KAVACH
A Movement is working towards creating the right kind of sexuality and hygiene awareness among young adolescents and their immediate social group. We are a Project under Nurturing Minds Charitable Trust that wishes to undo all the stigma related to a woman’s most personal and important physical cycle, menstruation.
Story of KAVACH
The Managing Trustee, Mrs. Bharati Trivedi has been a sex educator for more than 10 years now and has been contributing in the field of socially for more than that. She is a graphologist, handwriting/logo analyst, counsellor, psychologist, overseas career counsellor and much more.Prior to one of her workshops on sexuality awareness, while the Principal of the school (name unspecified) and herself were having a dialogue, a 9th-grade girl walked in the cabin room and asked for permission to go home and sought leave for 4 days. On questioning what was wrong, she mentioned she was on her period and had to go home. The Principal ordered her to take a sanitary napkin from the class teacher and continue until the school hours were over.
She very shyly refused and told the Principal that she could not use the sanitary napkin because she was not wearing any underwear. Now, however much untrue it may sound, it was true. After finally speaking to the girls, Mrs. Trivedi found that most of the girls did not have their undergarments on them. The essential reason for the same being an economic one. Stunned with the information and the agony of the realisation that 10 years of service was a task half complete, the genesis of KAVACH- A MOVEMENT began…
Consider this. We wear minimum two layers of clothing on us which includes, undergarments and the outer layer, i.e. a cover for the body and the inner layer obviously covering the genitals. We sometimes have a third layer on, like a coat or a scarf and even then, while walking in a dark alley or on a busy street we tend to be as close as we can with our hands folded and shoulders curved inwards. Why? The reason being we feel safe when we do that…
Now imagine, someone has the inner layer missing and is supposed to perform a PT exercise that requires them to bend over, lift their hands, spread their legs and attempt to touch their feet crossways, or sit legs cross-legged in a class. How uncomfortable would that person be? Constantly aware and scared of the fact that someone might just find out their little secret.
KAVACH began with a zeal and enthusiasm to not let any young child ever feel this embarrassment.
MAP OF SCHOOLS WHERE THIS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED
The number of girls in the above schools who can benefit from the KAVACH kit number are 800 numbers approx. Once more funds are raised, then girls in more schools will benefit. Please note this is given to girls who come from poor homes and do not have undergarments etc.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We are raising fund to provide KAVACH Kits to girls. Once the campaign ends we will post an update to keep you & the funders abreast of the beneficiaries. Feedback will be given as a report with pictures and a fact sheet about the students who got the kit.
FEEDBACK THAT YOU GET
To ensure that there is complete transparency the team at NMCT will post feedback about 2 -3 months after the campaign gets over telling us which student has got the KAVACH Kit. This takes some time as they need to screen candidates and allocate them to me. The details will then be posted on the UPDATES section of my campaign and will be in a format like the one below. As soon as I post an update, the platform will send an SMS and EMAIL alert to you. Click on the link on the email and you can read about which child benefitted. That's transparent right.
Sharing an example of the FEEDBACK FORMAT that we will be given to all my funders.
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