Overall it was an enlightening experience for the children at the school as well as the Nirmal Bharat Yatra team as they learnt from each other.

The Nirmal Bharat Yatra – Breaking the Menstrual Taboo And Other Barriers

Aneesha Menon, an India Water Portal Fellow, travels with The Nirmal Bharat Yatra (Great WASH Yatra) to understand the mindset in rural India on health and sanitation issues and to educate young girls on menstrual cycle and hygienic practices. While the lack of awareness is shocking, Aneesha finds an eagerness to learn and adapt which is encouraging. On visiting two schools to take a survey, she is happy to note that their visit seems to have left a positive impact on the young minds.