Founded in 2018, Humjoli Foundation is a Pune-based NGO working towards creating awareness about menstrual health and hygiene in young girls, women and men in all segments of society. We are 80G and 12A compliant.
With a tag line which screams aloud, “Periods – Sharm Nahi, Shamta Hai”, Humjoli is all about spreading precise information and education, eradicating ‘period poverty’ and breaking taboos and myths associated with menstruation.
Awareness Sessions – We conduct menstrual health and hygiene awareness sessions, workshop and personal (one-on-one) counselling sessions. Our sessions are not only for young girls and women but also for boys and men. We conduct these sessions in schools, colleges, offices, labour camps, jhuggis and all other community set ups.
Volunteer & Teachers Training – We conduct in-depth training on ‘How to take a period talk session’ for volunteers. Volunteers are taught how to work on the ground level and efficiently communicate and engage with beneficiaries. We also have a separate ‘Menstrual Educator Training Program’ for school teachers and college students.
Book on Periods – We have published two unique storybooks on ‘all things periods’ in Hindi & Urdu languages. These books cover all aspects of menstruation in a story format that are interesting to read and easy to understand.
Certification – We provide an online self-paced certification course on MHHM (menstrual health & hygiene management).
Distribution – We conduct distribution drives of sanitary products, period hygiene kits and period books at a mass level.
Humjoli Foundation has reached to thousands of women through 350+ awareness sessions conducted in 8 different cities, trained over 300 volunteers and distributed more than 50,000 sanitary pads so far.
In 2022, we have entered India Book of Records for conducting maximum number of sessions on menstrual health and hygiene.
We strongly believe that menstruation is not only a ‘women’s’ issue; rather, it is a ‘human’s’ issue and so, both genders need to be sensitized about this topic. We have specially designed modules for men and school boys as well.
Apart from working with low-income group, Humjoli Foundation also take corporate sessions for employees where the focus is on introducing them with sustainable and environment-friendly sanitary hygiene products such as menstrual cup, tampon and reusable cloth pads, busting myths and taboos around menstruation, hacks & tricks to have a smooth period and dealing with menopause.
Connect with Humjoli Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or +91 9604646190