We submitted our project proposal to the Ideas to Serve competition organized by the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech. We were chosen as finalists to present our idea and also received their feedback. One of the points was that since this is an online community, it would require the girls to have computer and internet access. This suggests that a significant part of the target audience statistically represented may not be served. To address this issue we had to step back and rethink our initial plan for introduction. Through research, we knew that adolescent girls receive information on menstrual health through a combination of many avenues like parents, schools/teachers, health practitioners, peers, etc.
We researched current facilities and infrastructures available to students in public schools around Atlanta. Through a review of the National Center of Educational Statistics (2010), we found out that currently all schools have computers enabled with internet. The approximate ratio of students to computers is 3:1. We also took into consideration that for some girls, their only access to internet is through their school. Therefore, to make sure that our intervention is introduced in an inclusive manner with some level of supervision, we decided to focus on primarily introducing our intervention through the public school system.