INK Talk: Arunachalam Muruganantham - The first man to wear a sanitary napkin
Listen to the fascinating journey of social entrepreneur Arunachalam Murugananthama, a workshop helper – from being rejected by the same women whose lives he wanted to change – to now gearing up to create jobs for a million women.
Arunachalam received the 2009 Best Innovation Award from Indian president Smt. Pratibha Patil for his mini sanitary napkin dispensing machine.
Country of Origin: India
Keywords: Sanitation, women's rights, health, entrepreneur, small business, poverty, happiness, ethics, corporate social responsibility, employment, community development
Target Audience: 12-15 Years 16+ years Adult and Community Settings Junior Cycle Senior Cycle Transition Year Youth Groups
Curriculum Subjects: Business Studies Civic Social and Political Education Education for Sustainable Development Social Personal and Health Education
Available Formats: Video Clip
Published: 26 May 2012
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