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‘Nirman’ in Hindi means ‘creating something new”. It is indeed the creation of something new and unique that drives us here at Nirman Foundation. The driving force behind any non profit organization is to change the world for a better. But we are not merely content with changing the world. We want to help shape and create a new one.

Whether through improving quality of life through better sanitation and hygiene practices, ensuring access to education and safe drinking water, or through raising awareness on social ills like child abuse, we at Nirman Foundation believe in creating a new world. A world filled with hope and possibilities, where empowerment and potential triumph over helplessness and despair.

Through our various activities and campaigns, we at Nirman Foundation believe in the power of change through communication, through empowerment and through collaboration. Come, be part of that journey with us.

 

Promotion of Menstrual Hygiene Management in 50 Schools of South 24 Parganas District, West Bengal with support from UNICEF

Menstruation is a universal reality in women’s lives; narratives around which continues to be silenced, unacknowledged, and stigmatized. Masik or period – an intimate, integral part of day to day being for women has been shaped into a phenomenon that metes out socio-cultural restrictions, shame and discomfort for many women around the world. The onset of menarche becomes a life changing event for adolescent girls. The significance of which touches all aspects of a human life; it dictates lived experiences of those young women, beyond just the days they bleed.  One of the crucial challenges faced by young women would be staying in school after menarche. Drop outs and absenteeism among girls in India have been attributed to experiences and social taboos around menstruation, as one of the major causal factors. From the time of menarche and through the early adolescent years, estimated 113 million adolescent girls in India are particularly vulnerable and are in need of a conducive environment that offers a safe space and positive guidance to ensure their basic health, well-being and educational opportunity. Therefore schools are increasingly assuming importance in this context. Looking into the importance associated with MHM issues the Govt. of West Bengal... Read More

World Earth Day 2019!

Celebrated our way! Nirman Foundation had the privilege of spending World Earth Day, 2019 with 110 students from Kumar Ashutosh Institute for Girls Dumdum School & Rebuild Foundation, Maheshtala. We organized a special Earth Day program with the students, taking them to Science city and learning and unlearning with the young minds and pledging to heal our planet! An educational excursion to Science City, took us back to our childhood and for the children it was a journey into “Life of Tree” and the “Human Evolution”, an exciting and educational experience for the students outside the four walls of the classroom. Coming from underprivileged backgrounds, the children are in much need of exposure and support. These kind of learning experiences are cherished by them even more than other students. Earth Day, 2019 became a memorable, enriching experience for all. On 22nd April, 2019, our day began with a poster making competition as a group activity, followed by a tour of Science City including screening of “Life of a Tree” in the Full-dome 3D Digital Theatre and a breathtaking 360 degree panoramic presentation of the “Human Evolution”. The day was wrapped up with four best posters being awarded and distribution... Read More

Menstrual Hygiene Management Programme For Adolscent Girls And Women In Schools: Under The CSR Initiative of Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd. (A Government Of India Enterprise)

Good menstrual hygiene is crucial for the health, education, and dignity of girls and women. This is an important sanitation issue which has long been in the closet and there is an urgent need to address the issues in school and community level. With the financial support of Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd, we implemented the Menstrual Hygiene Management Program including installation of Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine and Incinerator in four Schools of Kolkata area to address this key issues “Menstrual Hygiene”. This Program was implemented in 4- different schools (name as mentioned below) in 4-different convenient dates after discussion with school Headmasters/ Headmistress and school authorities. Kumar Ashutosh Institution for Girls ( HS)– Dumdum, Dist. North 24 Parganas Thakurpurkur Brahmachari P.K.Vidaymandir ( HS)- Thakurpukur, Dist. South 24 Parganas Barisha Purbapara High School (HS), Barisha, Dist. South 24 Parganas Barisha Girls’ High School ( HS), Barisha, Dist. South 24 Parganas   Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines was installed in each of the 4-school. Children will insert coin of Rs.10 or 2-coins of Rs.5 for one packet which contains 3-pads. Incinerator has been installed in all the 4 schools. This will help the children to destroy through burning the used napkins.... Read More