Sensitizing Adolescent Deaf and Mute Girls: Hindustan Zinc Jeevan Tarang Program Conducts Virtual Menstrual Health & Hygiene Awareness Sessions

  • 300+ Deaf and mute girl students from class VI to XII, aged 12 years and above participated and got sensitized through the virtual sessions conducted under Jeevan Tarang initiative
  • The sessions covered topics like female reproductive system, proper usage and disposal of sanitary napkins, understanding of the ovulation period, and menstrual hygiene

Udaipur :  Hindustan Zinc, takes another significant step in its commitment to empower persons with disabilities through their esteemed initiative, Jeevan Tarang program. As part of this ongoing effort, Virtual Menstrual Health and Hygiene awareness sessions were conducted, focusing on the welfare and well-being of adolescent deaf and mute girls.

The session, witnessed participation of over 300+special girl students from class VI to XII, aged 12 years and above. The sessions sensitized students from 8 schools covering areas of Bhilwara, Udaipur, and Noida with the aim to educate them on essential menstrual practices. The virtual awareness session was conducted in Indian Sign Language by a well-versed trainer, proficient in catering to the unique needs of Deaf and mute individuals. The topics covered during the session included the female reproductive system, practical information on calculating menstrual cycles, menstrual products, properusage and disposal of sanitary napkins, understanding of the ovulation period, and menstrual hygiene. The participants also had the opportunity to share their experiences and challenges related to menstruation, fostering a safe and supportive environment for discussion.

Furthermore, the session focused on breaking taboos surrounding menstruation, encouraging girls to to embrace healthy menstrual habits and to help them reduce theanxiety they typically experience during menstruation.  The session concluded with a Q&A round, allowing the girls to seek clarifications and gather more insights on the subject matter.

Hindustan Zinc’s Jeevan Tarang Program,was launched in 2017, with an aim of empowering person with disabilities by providing them better educational opportunities and ultimately transforming them into a contributing member of their family. Through dedicated efforts, the program has empowered nearly 700+ children with visual and auditory impairments, equipping them with essential skills to become contributing members of their families and society. The program’s success is evident through the learning achievements of over 600 children proficient in Indian Sign Language and the training of more than 100 visually impaired children in technological fields.

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