23 Million girls in India drop out of school every year when they get their period.

Ananya was appalled when she learned this. So, she started Project Pragati to try and improve the lifestyles of these girls. Project Pragati is passionate about breaking the chain of illiteracy and poverty by spreading awareness and education about menstruation and providing funding and access to basic menstrual hygiene facilities. Additionally, we also promote and support sustainable menstrual products.

While menstrual educational material is available in English and various such languages, it is not available in Gujarati and other local languages. So, Ananya desinged a curriculum in Gujarati, which she uses to conduct her awareness sessions. The response from these sessions has been overwhelmingly positive, and extremely heartwarming. To access the full curriculum, please contact us here

Project Pragati is supported by the 1M1B Foundation. 

➜ 1 Million For 1 Billion (1M1B), is a social innovation and future skills initiative aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Established in the USA in 2014, 1M1B is a United Nations accredited 501c3 non-profit organization with special consultative status to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications. 1M1B exists to activate 1 million leaders who will impact 1 billion people to create a world with balanced prosperity.

This project would not have been possible without the kind help of our various partners. As of today, we have partnerships with:

Aarti Foundation

Octopus Group of Companies