Richa Khobragade | Jharkhand Fellow

Richa worked as a software engineer for 4 years before she finally decided to make the shift to something that she really is passionate about. The realization came to her while she volunteered for an organization in Pune that worked to provide education to migrant worker’s children. Teaching English to seven-year-old gave her the kind of job satisfaction that she had been seeking for years. It gave her a visualization of her goal, her calling- to create impact in society and better the lives of the less fortunate. Witnessing the suffering and exploitation of urban as well as rural women drives her to bring about a change in society. She is confident that being a Period Fellow will give her the opportunity to work at grassroots level and she wants to make the most of it by reaching out to the maximum number of girls/women and creating awareness about menstrual health and hygiene. If one were to ask her what makes her really happy, she would say “giving”. Whether it is a handwritten letter or a thoughtful gift, whatever brings a smile to someone else’s face it makes her happy. Also, she is an avid blogger and social media enthusiast. On an ideal weekend, one can find her binge-watching a TV show and sleeping.