The Humming Tree presents: Social Tuesday with Sukhibhava
We have invited some amazing performers including well-known artist Vilas Nayak, music band Aathma , and an up and coming band from Christ University, Stalin and Group. There will be a fun Kooth party post this, so dress up and join us! :)
Art pieces by Vilas Nayak will also be auctioned. Our fundraiser will include many other activities that will involve the audience as well.
About the campaign
Sadly, one out of five young girls drop out of school at the onset of puberty. Additionally, there is a standard 20% absent rate at schools because of lack of hygienic menstrual methods. Almost 88% of the women in India use old rags, sawdust, newspaper, ash, plastic, and leaves, instead of proper menstrual products, leaving them prone to infections. We at Sukhibhava are trying to change these dismal statistics.
May is recognized as the International Menstrual Hygiene Month, and May 28 is celebrated as the International Menstrual Hygiene Day.
During this month, we have initiated #ThatTimeOfTheMonth campaign. Through this campaign, we are trying to raise funds to sponsor the education of 5,000 young girls belonging to the poor communities. The campaign will run for a month, starting on May 2, and culminate with a fundraiser on May 31. Anyone can sponsor a girl's sanitation for Rs.999. This amount will help a girl get access to two packets of sanitary napkins per month for an entire year, two health camps, three education sessions about reproductive health/hygiene. The donor will be personally connected with the girl they sponsor, through letters and emails that the latter will write to them. This will give the donor a chance to see the amazing impact they are having first hand.
For our Fundraiser, we will be bringing the LGBT community and the Social enterprise/not for profit sector together.
Sukhibhava is a social enterprise based in Bangalore, India. We educate urban poor women about menstrual health and provide affordable menstrual hygiene products like sanitary pads through trained local female micro-entrepreneurs. Due to various factors like cultural, economic or social, many women tend to shy away from speaking about menstrual health, or have extremely limited access to the right kind of products. To ensure better menstrual hygiene among them, Sukhibhava has initiated a micro distribution business wherein local entrepreneurial women will distribute and sell the menstrual products. Thus, creating an integrated model where women help us each other within a community. Sukhibhava’s work has been recognized by UN-Habitat, India Youth Fund, The Tata Social Enterprise Challenge, NASSCOM Social Innovation Challenge, Deshpande Foundation, Acumen Fellowship and Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore.
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 8:00pm to 11:30pm
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- 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm
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