Voicing Rural India
"We can use issues to sustain ourselves for years together, or, we can get to the root of the problem and address it once and for all."
- Sinu Joseph, Co-founder, Mythri Speaks Trust
Mythri Speaks works on issues, keeping in mind an exit plan. You will find that our work is deeply grounded in action learning and is unique in its deep & comprehensive understanding of issues. We define problem statements based on our extensive work on ground. We leave no stone unturned, and delve deep into India's history, culture and scientific understanding to find answers to complex problems.
ABOUT MYTHRI SPEAKS
Since its inception in 2014, Mythri Speaks has earned its reputation as a grass-root development organization, based in Karnataka, with a special focus on women's health across India. We pride ourselves on developing realistic solutions and working along with the community on addressing rural issues, especially pertaining women and adolescent health. Working with a dedicated team of individuals, all of who volunteer, we are known to have changed the course of development conversations.
Mythri Speaks is co-founded by Sinu Joseph, Udaya Bhaskar and Vyjayanthi Krishnamurthy.
MENSTRUAL & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
We have oriented thousands of rural adolescent girls and women through awareness workshops, across the states of Karnataka, Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, and Tamil Nadu. Stepping aside from the popular narratives which focus on menstrual products, our work has explored native methods and cultural practices around menstruation. Our Animation film 'Mythri' on menstruation, has reached over 4 million adolescent girls in government schools. All our content is available free of cost and has been used by governments, educators, researchers, NGOs, medical professionals and others. To know more, visit our blog www.mythrispeaks.wordpress.com
We also undertake sessions on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace.
As part of Adarsha Grama Vikasa initiative, we are working across 20 Grama Panchayats in Karnataka, in the areas of Rural Livelihood, Natural Resource Management, Agriculture and Makeover of government schools. We are currently working in districts of Kolar, Bengaluru Rural (Doddaballapura) and Chikkaballapura.
We work with corporate organizations to engage employees in meaningful activities in villages. Such activities are carefully planned to ensure that the volunteers get a hands-on experience of rural life, and at the same time their voluntary contribution adds value to the ongoing projects in the village.
In 2018 alone, we clocked more than 5000 volunteer hours.
WOMEN & ADOLESCENTS
Menstrual and Reproductive Wellbeing
Rural Livelihood, Environment and Education
Employee Engagement and CSR