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Teacher makes biodegradable sanitary pads for thousands of rural girls so that they don’t miss school during periods

Female menstrual hygiene has been a subject of concern for many international organizations for the past few years. However, about 2 decades ago, a Vadodara based educationalist chose to take matters into her own hands. Swati Bedekar, a teacher by profession started her career as a school teacher in Navsari. While teaching in the school, Swati observed that the number of girl students in the school was minuscule as compared to the number of boys. To explore the reason behind it, Swati got associated with Abhinav Vigyan Shikshan Karyakram, a not-for-profit where she started working with the rural schools to design curriculum for children.

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