To date we have conducted 18 programs, reaching 2,413 individuals. We are on track to reach 10,000+ students by the end of 2015 and 45+ schools.

75% of schools we have worked with are low-middle income bracket (aka shelter homes, government schools, low-income private schools).

We have conducted our program in 4 languages (English, Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi) with 60% of the programs in English across three cities in South India (Bangalore, Mumbai, Sangli).

We have trained 45 individuals to facilitate our program outside of our own staff. Within our team we have trained 7 part-time facilitators.


our results

After the Pasand curriculum, girls were familiar with twice as many menstrual hygiene products.

Before the Pasand curriculum, 23% of the students said that menstruation wasn’t a disease. After the Pasand curriculum, 41% of the students said that menstruation wasn’t a disease.

Before the Pasand curriculum, 17% of the students said that period blood does not contain dangerous substances. After the Pasand curriculum, 32% of the students said that period blood does not contain dangerous substances.

After the Pasand curriculum, 38% of boys said that ejaculation wasn’t bad. (Up from 6% on the pre-survey).

After the Pasand curriculum, 43% of girls said it isn’t harmful to their body to run, dance or play. (Up from 19% in the pre-survey.)

After the Pasand curriculum, 79% of the girls said that menstrual blood comes from the uterus. (Up from 34% in the pre-survey.)


student question box

What are the differences between boys and girls?
— Anonymous student
I have been putting on weight, what should I do?
— Anonymous student
If my period is not coming for one months or two months, what should I do?
— Anonymous student
If [men] follow us or call us when we are on the road, should we ignore them or respond to them?
— Anonymous student
Why will white blood [vaginal discharge] appear from our body?
— Anonymous student
Elders tell us it is because of our dressing style that sexual abuse is taking place...but when modern dresses are worn by young children they call them victims. Why?
— Anonymous student

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