It has been a year since the inception of RutuChakra. We would like to thank all those who have supported, contributed and encouraged us throughout this year enabling us to reach out to several girls/women across India. We really appreciate it
Over this year we have conducted 7 workshops, supported over 350 girls, worked with 7+ organisations, and distributed over 22,000 sanitary napkins.
RutuChakra was founded by Sanjana Dixit on 25th January, 2018. She was inspired to bring about a change after her visit to ThayiMane, an orphanage, on her birthday.
RutuChakra’s first fundraiser was run by Sanjana in January 2018, where she managed to collect Rs. 49,050 /-
RutuChakra conducted its first workshop on 28th January, 2018 at ThayiMane (an orphanage)
RutuChakra gave ThayiMane a 6 months supply of sanitary napkins for the 40 girls.
This workshop was conducted by Dr. Sunita Shekokar, a gynaecologist.
At the end of the session, we distributed ‘Health and Hygiene Kits’ amongst the girls which contained items of basic personal hygiene such as toothbrush, Dettol, an earbud, sanitary napkins. Etc.
The volunteers for this workshop were – Chinmayi Nayak, Ila Manish, Tarini Jhamb, Dhruti D B and Aryan Dixit. Link to ThayiMane – http://www.thayimane.org/
In May 2018, RutuChakra supplied the next 6 months stock of sanitary napkins to ThayiMane.
This was a follow up mini workshop and included a question and answer session.
This follow up session was conducted by Sanjana Dixit.
On 28th May 2018, RutuChakra celebrated World Menstruation Day with our founder, Sanjana Dixit giving a speech at National Public School HSR Layout.
In the months of May – June 2018 RutuChakra conducted its fundraiser via FuelADream and in association with Rotary - Indranagar. We were able to raise Rs. 3,10,000/-
Our team member who raised the highest funds was – Diya Anup who raise Rs.88,000/-
Link to our campaign- https://www.fueladream.com/home/nps2_rotary_rutuchakra
In June 2018, RutuChakra formed its core team.
In August 2018, RutuChakra donated 4,000 sanitary napkins to the Kerala Relief Fund.
On September 1st 2018, RutuChakra conducted a workshop at Sobha Jasmine in association with Tejomay Charitable Trust (TCT).
RutuChakra conducted the workshop for 30-40 people ranging from underprivileged teenagers to house helpers.
The workshop was presented by Soumya Gupta and Srivishnu Rajagopal.
RutuChakra sponsored the distribution of 3 cloth sanitary napkins per person so that they can request for more if the househelpers are comfortable with the cloth napkins. Link to TCT - http://tejomay-ngo.org/
On October 13th 2018, RutuChakra conducted a workshop at Sandesh Organisation.
RutuChakra conducted the workshop for 40 people consisting of people with physical and intellectual disabilities along with their parents.
The workshop was presented by Diya Bashetty, Srivishnu Rajagopal, and Archita Hothur.
RutuChakra provided Sandesh with a supply of 6 months of sanitary napkins for all the girls.
The volunteers for the workshop were – Kavya Ganesan and Esha Shah. Link to Sandesh Organisation – http://www.sandeshindia.org/
On November 3rd 2018, RutuChakra conducted a workshop at Divya Jyothi High School in association with Vidya Organisation.
RutuChakra conducted this workshop for 120 girls from 6th – 10th grade from the government school and belonging to underprivileged backgrounds.
The workshop was presented by Dr. Vidya.
RutuChakra provided Divya Jyothi High School with a supply of 6 months supply of sanitary napkins.
Link to Vidya Organisation – http://www.vidya-india.org/
On December 25th 2018, RutuChakra launched its website http://www.rutuchakra.org/ in addition to our Instagram page @Rutu_Chakra
On January 5th 2018, RutuChakra conducted a workshop in Mantri Espana in association with Tejomay Charitable Trust (TCT) and sponsored by Adarsh Charitable Trust (ACT)
RutuChakra conducted this workshop for 20-25 househelpers.
The workshop was presented by Soumya Gupta and Diya Bashetty.
Our team distributed a couple of cloth sanitary napkins per person so that they can request for more if they are comfortable with the cloth napkins.
The volunteers for this workshop were – Aditi Attada, Animisha Saxena, Anishka Agarwal, Manognya Reddy, and Shaina Dulles.