Free Female Hygiene Station Program Initiated by STEM Community, IUB
2 Apr, 2023
STEMc Project 'ShuchiMita' is in IUB news. Thanks to IUB Media & Public Relations Department for the coverage.
STEMcIUB introduced a free and easily accessible female hygiene product service at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) on April 2, 2023. STEM Community, IUB has been working to build a 'real-life problem solution' seeking mindset among students. Many of STEMc projects are being designed as 'Impact Projects' to have real-life use or as solutions to real-life problems. One of such projects of 'STEMc Impact Lab' is 'ShuchiMita/ শুচিমিতা' where STEMc has initiated station for free and easily accessible sanitary napkin station in the IUB girl’s common room. The service requires no purchase, registration, or mobile app. Students can easily collect the product when necessary with the help of the room in charge. An optional donation is introduced to keep the station sustainable and to benefit female IUb students. STMEc members Ashrafi Anjuman Sneha, Mohammad Nahid Al Islam, Sadiq Rahman Samin, Sanjida Saniha Rashid Soha, Tanfia Khan Disha who are currently enrolled as undergraduate students have designed and initiated the project. The project was supervised by Salman Khan Promon, Lecturer, Department of Life Sciences (DLS) and Atif M Safi, Head, Division of Student Activities (DoSA).