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Kajal Kumari Ram is 18 years old who is working as the Big sister in ENGAGE Project since 2019. She belongs to the poor economic family with6 family members. Her father works as a labor and her mother is a housewife.After working as a big sister, she has understood the importance of higher education and completed her +2 with good score and recently she is studying in her bachelor’s 1st year.She hassupported her brother and sister to re-enroll in school. They had gap because of the poor economic condition.

Intervention of Project:

ENGAGE Project has conducted Peer to Peer education, Sanitary Pad making training, PSS training, PFA,two-way communication training, Child Protection and Safeguardingtraining for all the big sisters, where big Sister Kajal Kumari Ram was also participated.She has been supporting to the 5 primary actors including Phul Kanchan. She is mentoring Phul Kanchan specially in the context of Menstruation health Management (MHM), SRHR, AYSRH.

ENGAGE project has conduct reusable sanitary pad making training for two days at local level for all primary actors. Phul Kanchan was also participated. She could not learn properly at the training, but she was interested to sew sanitary pads so big sister Kajal Kumari Ram, National Volunteer Ms. Anju Dhital supported her for 3 days. Big sisterKajal or other family member should support Phul Kanchan to cut the cloth, but she is now able to sew reusable sanitary pad.

Because of the regular mentoring and monitoring of the big sister Kajal Kumari Ram, phul Kanchan is maintaining her hygiene and has changed her habit. The parents of Phul Kanchan are so happy because of this change.


Written by –Kunti Sah (CM) Anju Dhital (NV Braille), Mangal Sah (PO)

English translation by- Pooja Rgami (VSO Nepal  NV Sign)

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