WASHPlus: Creating Healthy Communities

The WASHPlus initiative takes an integrated approach to build healthy communities from a holistic wellness viewpoint. Taking schools as the frontline battleground, we have begun WASHPlus in Schools project to educate and impact environmental and health curriculum, school sanitation and hygiene infrastructure needs, and, importantly, girls’ menstrual hygiene fitness. This holistic approach also attempts to build bridges with the community through its Community Learning Center laboratory, where community women leaders are exposed to a wide range of health and environment training modules (e.g., menstrual & hygiene cultural barriers, maternal health, indoor pollution, HPV Vaccination awareness, household waste management just to name a few).

OUR GOALS
  • Introduce Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in rural schools and local communities
  • Educate and improve awareness for girls and women through education workshops and training programs
  • Provide tools and knowledge to support women through the Community Learning Center
  • Enhance the capacity of the local community by creating employment opportunities through promoting safe and sustainable hygiene products
  • Gather data for research and learning
  • Disseminating the research outcomes

Global Exchange Program for WASHPlus in Schools

As a part of a global exchange program, Ms. Urjita Mainali from Ronald Reagan Middle School, Hay Market, Virginia, USA of grade 7th volunteered with PNMF to conduct MHM awareness […]

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PNMF Takes The Lead To Launch WASHPlus In Schools Project

The PNMHI college took steps to launch the WASHPlus in School program by setting up a change room for its female students. This Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) program is significant […]

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WASHPlus In Schools: Reusable Menstrual Kits Distribution In Gulmi

During a Himalayan Study Abroad program trip to Nepal (December 2017/January 2018), the University of New Mexico student group teamed up with the PNMF organization to distribute 150 reusable menstruation […]

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Menstrual Hygiene Management Awareness: Women’s Health Camp In Siddharthanagar

The Pratiman-Neema Memorial Foundation (PNMF) in joint collaboration with Women2be, an Albuquerque based NGO, organized the two days event in Bhairahawa, Rupendehi district. The event was organized for raising awareness, […]

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