Year : 2019
Meghana, Founded Smitam in 2017 with 5 volunteers dedicated to working with School Children. Smitam’s journey began with tutoring and mentoring Children from mainly disadvantaged backgrounds excel in studies and provided coaching to boost their confidence.
Having reached out to around 4000 children, Meghana decided to address taboo subjects like the menstrual hygiene targeting school girls who are generally unaware of shy to discuss the subject. Through the #NoHesitation programme, Smitam conducted workshops for over 1200 girls from government schools about mensuration and highlighted the consequences of improper menstrual hygiene. Her workshop helped break the taboo around the subject and instill confidence among young girls.