Period Poverty in Sri Lanka

Written by Rtr. Himavi Nuhansa Translated to Sinhala by Rtr Rashini Sandeepani Translated to Tamil by Rtr. M. C. Kanula “Meeting the hygiene needs of all adolescent girls is a fundamental issue of human rights, dignity, and public health” -Sanjay Wijesekera, former UNICEF Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene- ‘Menstruation’ is a taboo topic that is rarely ever discussed publicly and freely and categorized by cultural stigma and shame across

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Impacts of Menstrual Products on the Environment.

By: – Kasuni Prasadini Somarathna Menstruation being a part of life for around 1.9 billion girls and women, menstrual products are amongst the most vital personal care products in the world. During menstruation, menstrual management products are used for feminine hygiene. Were you aware that an individual utilizes approximately 11,000 disposable sanitary pads in a lifetime? Even though we see these menstrual products such as tampons and pantyliners to be

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The Brain Coach

The gradually transforming globe always makes us walk through various kinds of emotions, some are pleasant and gives happiness and satisfaction, while some are unpleasant causing depression and anxiety. The project “The Brain Coach” was designed at a traumatic period like COVID 19 pandemic to help people to escape from the stress which is a result of past and present stressful events and uncertain future that awaits to come, and

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Mini Super Heroes

Children are like buds in a garden and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow. Children are the greatest asset of a nation and if is our responsibility to ensure them a better future. They are the seeds of our giant tree who will take up the world in a few years. Therefore Children’s day is recognized by

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HOPE

‘Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness’ says Desmond Tutu. Many of our own Sri Lankans are going through difficult times due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Taking a single step even to reach and help them in way possible will immensely aid in overcoming this battle. Project ‘Hope’ carried out by the Rotaract Club of Kandy was implemented with the sole motive

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As We Unite For Her

Fierce soul. Brave heart. Strong mind. That’s what a woman is. There’s no limit to what a woman can achieve. Living in a world that continuously tries to put down women and what they do, it is crucial that we, as a society, step forward to set things right and break the traditional taboos of gender roles. Women empowerment isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about

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Act 2.0 Aswasilla

As the quote goes “We Rise by Lifting Others”; it has always been the motto of The Rotaract Club of Kandy to bring about a change in the life of someone who is in dire need of our aid and support. Ever since the start of the Covid 19 Pandemic, many people in our society have been overwhelmed by the issues aroused by it. In times where poverty stricken and

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You Are Responsible

This project, which was aptly named “You Are Responsible”, was aimed at educating the general public about the importance of recognizing their social responsibility in protecting themselves and others amid the Corona virus pandemic and working towards safeguarding the interests of those who are most vulnerable to the disease. We printed posters detailing the precautionary measures that can help prevent the spread of Corona virus and published them throughout the

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Behind the Mask

“Behind every mask there is a face, and behind that a story” ‘Chokolaate Magazine’ along with Rotaract Clubs of Achievers Lanka Business School, Colombo East, Colombo Midtown, Colombo West, IIT, Colombo West, Kelaniya and Kurunegala went beyond the veil, in a bid to address the stigma and the impact that mental health has on an individual’s everyday life and the impact that it indirectly has on those around. A social

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A Forest Prayer

“A Forest Prayer” project was initiated by the Rotary Club of Kandy as a joint project with the Rotaract Club of Kandy and the Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya. It can also be identified as a collaborative “Grouped’Art”. The mural was defined according to its location as to educate and imply the importance of saving and preserving the environment as the mural was painted on a wall on the

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