The Government of Kerala has launched an important schemes called She Pad to promote and ensure menstrual hygiene among girls. Under the scheme the Kerala Government will provide free sanitary napkins (pads) to the girls studying in 6th to 12th in the state. Women`s Welfare Cooperation in collaboration with schools in the state will implement the She Pad scheme. The government will facilitate free sanitary napkins, storage spaces and environment friendly incinerators at all government & aided schools in the state. To start with the She Pad scheme will be implemented in 300 schools, 114 panchayats in the state by the end of 2017 and slowly will be rolled out to the entire state. The scheme is announced by the Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan in his facebook post. In his message is mentioned that the government wants to promote menstrual hygiene amongst young girls in the state and considers it their fundamental right. The She Pas scheme is believed to create awareness about the menstrual hygiene & sanitary napkins.
Highlights of the Kerala Government`s She Pad scheme:
- Scheme to create awareness about the menstrual hygiene & sanitary napkins
- Schools in the state to provide free sanitary napkins/pads to the girls from class 6th to class 12th
- Government to facilitate the free pads, storage & logistics
- Implementation in 300 school by the end of 2017 and will be rolled out to entire state
- Announced by the Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan towards #NAVAKERALAM