Periods are a taboo topic and in our school text books, it is not explained properly. Moreover teachers feel shy talking about the subject to their students. One of the main reason of menstruation being a taboo is the fact the our text school curriculum fails to explain the biological aspect of this essential bodily process. We can end period taboo if girls, woman and every one is able to make the connection between science and this essential biological process that girls and women go through every month.
Hands on Science Kit for teaching and learning about menstruation in a fun and simple way
The idea of this project was germinated when Ahmedabad Global shapers Monica and Aditi collaborated to take menstrual awareness workshop in schools. Monica worked on a quick science kit and tested it with some 100 girls during our interactions. We want to develop the kit further so that any trainers from across the world can use the kit to explain the biology of periods . The kit should be easy to make using everyday stuff. While we keep working on our design, we would be collecting other examples from around the world on how the science behind periods are taught to girls in class.We shall collect ideas and model and turn them into DIY tutorial and share them here on the website.