Survey JAGORAN Project - 16/10/2021
We report: The survey has started!
Since last month the schools in Bangladesh are open again! Apart from the fact that this is of course primarily good for the girls on site, it also means that we can now throw ourselves fully into the project.
We were finally able to conduct the survey for the JAGORAN project at our girls college in Bangladesh. Over 100 of the school girls filled out the questionnaire and we are excited about the results! In particular, we wanted to know how the students and teachers imagine the new sanitary facilities at the school to be and which menstrual products they use or would like to use. Based on this, we will soon be able to start the JAGORAN project.
Delay JAGORAN Project - 01/04/2021
Project start again postponed until later
Due to the ongoing difficult situation surrounding the COVID-19 developments in the country, Bangladesh has now postponed the school openings once more. Accordingly, the girls' college where we are planning our new project has not reopened on 31 March as promised, but will remain closed for another two months. This also means that we will have to continue to wait for input from the girls on site in order to concretely start the project. Fingers crossed that the next steps can be taken in May!
Update COVID-19 Preventive Initiative - 07/01/2021
After UNICEF now BASED
Besides UNICEF (see post below), the NGO BASED has now also become aware of our work. For their involvement in the camps of the Rohingya Refugees (you want to know more? Click here), we have now sent them 5,000 facemasks from our production. In addition to these, we have already distributed additional 6,000 facemasks to other (N)GOs and districts to counter the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the slums and camps.
Update Menstrual Hygiene Initiative - 07/01/2021
ASCEND now works with UNICEF
Since UNICEF in Bangladesh has become aware of our Menstrual Hygiene Initiative, we and our partner organisation RUPSA have now provided 15,000 Deshi Pads for their project in Chittagong Hill Tracts in the south-east of the country. In addition, women there have now also been educated about the sanitary pads' hygienic use in a one-day training, based on the workshops that ASCEND conducted in Dacope two years ago.