Social media awareness
Her #menstruationmatters Story- She was really impressed by the “breaking the silence” campaign we were running and wanted to get clicked with this placard, but wasn’t sure how “people” would perceive this move of hers.
So she left our stall but was back in 20 mins, saying “I have a daughter and I know this will be important for her too” but I am so unsure, after all you are posting this on FB. As always, we left it completely up to her to decide whether she wanted to get clicked…
So she left the stall again but was back in 30 mins time saying “Excuse me, do you think I can still pose for you guys? I think what you are doing is important and I’ll see what I have to do with what people have to say about this…”
She was the ONLY mother to visit our stall, who made sure her daughter listened to what we had to say about the reusable options available for flow management and let her CHOOSE whether she wanted to make the switch.
More power to such mothers for whom #periodtalks are important.
…sometimes motivation comes just when you need it and from the most unexpected of corners… here atProjectKHEL we struggle to stick to our ideals, to challenge the norms set by the big NGOs, to ensure we deal with the most difficult of children using only our smiles and our whistles… and we put in a whole lot of effort in taking sorting, editing and posting photos for our followers. Our social media policy stems from the belief that our supporters on Facebook (and now Instagram) should see actual work we do, see actual sessions in progress, hear about stories of change, feel connected to the cause and not just be bombarded with requests for donations or generic posts and shared links. We have tons of “sad” photos in our folders and even sadder stories to tell … but have never posted a single sad photos in 3 years … today we have finally been rewarded for sticking to our “happy faces” fundas and are more determined than ever to continue spreading joy.. among our children through our supporters and among our supporters through our children’s smiles.