AM Foundation organises various programmes to educate the communities we operate in. These initiatives focus on health issues and preventive measures. AM Foundation also promotes in-school meritocracy and the development of citizens of the future.
Health & Hygiene Awareness in Schools
Millions of girls in school suffer from poor menstrual health due to lack of knowledge and information about menstruation, inadequate access to quality menstrual products, lack of privacy and sanitation facilities to practise safe menstrual hygiene, and most importantly the absence of a conducive environment in schools, free from shame, humiliation and bullying.
The Happy Periods programme aimed to create an environment in schools that is conducive for girls during menstruation by providing accurate information about adolescence, puberty and menstruation to male and female teachers, as well as boy and girl students, thereby promoting gender sensitivity. The provision of sustainable hygiene kits removes access barriers to safe menstrual products and makes sure girls continue to attend school even during menstruation. Overall, 1,35,000 + students benefitted from the programme.
Health & Hygiene awareness for sanitation workers
Happy Periods Project was extended to 2000 sanitation workers across Tiruvallur and Poonmallea areas, and imparted training on personal safety as well as health and well-being.
Health & Hygiene awareness for Communities
The Sanitation First India team will train health care workers in PHCCs in the Happy Periods curriculum, and then help them roll out the training programme in the community. Health-care workers are identifying communities and conducting the Happy Periods training, in batches, among adolescent girls and women. The health workers are reviewed by the sanitation team once every 3 months, through a review meeting. Overall, 282+ people have benefitted from the training so far.
The nutrition mix unit started its work on 15th October 2020, at AM’s Primary Health Care Centre in Abirami Nagar. The main beneficiaries are children aged below 5, adolescent girls, pregnant women, and people above 60 years of age. The team distributes the mix to the target people, free of cost. This project helps to improve the health of vulnerable people. Overall, 4,598+ people have benefitted from this project, so far.