Usha Gopalan

Usha Gopalan
Scala Marketing

Usha is a social activist who engages with women in prison to see how best she can work with them, while at the same time, empowering them. Witnessing the lack of hygiene and cleanliness in most prisons, Usha took it upon herself to educate women about health concerns, especially with regards to menstrual hygiene. Her efforts are aimed at improving the lives of women and children in Malaysian prisons. A study revealed three main areas of concern, namely, the lack of a sufficient supply of sanitary pads, lack of essential supplies for children in prisons and counselling for the women prisoners. The objective of her work is to teach these women to make their own reusable sanitary pads. For children, essentials like milk, diapers, baby bath foam, lotions, nappy rash cream and other items are provided for their basic wellbeing.