2022 Teens Dream - Period Poverty
My dream project : the upcycle pad revolution. I’d like to start a non-profit organisation that visits schools weekly and encourages students to upcycle clean towels, cotton, and old t-shirts, teaching them how to make reusable sanitary pads to distribute to women who are less fortunate or in need. Making them reusable will be a long-term solution for women to become less reliant on disposable pads, which have drawbacks if not rehabilitated. Additionally, students can be invited to create flyers to distribute to the general public and to post on social media as well as the website , which will act as a hub for those wanting to gain information or share their own story of how period poverty has affected them . Thus educating students and people all over the globe on the importance of women’s menstrual and reproductive health and eroding the wall of taboo with each small step. Period poverty’s deprivations are intimately correlated to the SDGs, including SDG 1 (no poverty), SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 5 (gender equality), and SDG 6. (clean water and sanitation). But mainly SDG 3 (good health and well being).