Smile Foundation, in collaboration with Cairn India Limited, initiated three ‘Smile on Wheels’ in Baitu and Gudamalani blocks of the district. The motive was to provide primary curative and preventive healthcare services to the inhabitants. Introducing state-of-the-art mobile hospital and spreading awareness in areas that lacked a proper healthcare system was an important part of the programme.
Smile has been able to sensitize the women folk of the villages, who earlier were reluctant to even attend the awareness programmes launched in their villages. It now reaches out to a significant number of women, educating them on issues related to their physical and mental well-being.
Also, IEC health camps targeting specific community groups like school health programmes; focused group discussions and awareness rallies on specific health issues and diseases like malaria, swine flu, polio awareness; counselling sessions; blood donation camps; and a sensitization campaign for girl child - Padharo Mahari Laado.
Smile Foundation’s work in providing provision for healthcare services in Barmer has been lauded by senior government officials, state media and the local population.
Well-equipped mobile hospital launched in 2011 that provides preventive and curative medical services to residents of 41 remote villages.
Spreading awareness about healthcare issues through various IEC (Information, Education and Communication) campaigns in the villages.
Since its inception, when the female beneficiaries were very low, Smile’s programme has come a long way, breaking all social barriers prevalent in the region.
The state-level sensitization campaign for girl child - Padharo Mahari Laado was launched with an aim to put an end to female foeticide.
Awareness programmes covered a wide range of topics, ranging from specific diseases to important issues like reproductive health in women.
Several rallies, counselling programmes and blood donation camps also organised.
Strong links with the government health officials and NRHM created, resulting in easy access to medicines, family planning products and IEC materials, further augmenting the project’s reach to beneficiaries.
21,346 CHILDREN DIRECTLY PROVIDED EDUCATION THROUGH 120 CENTERS IN 21 STATES
50% OF TOTAL BENEFICIARIES ENROLLED WHERE GIRL CHILDREN, TO ENSURE A FAIR START FOR ALL
100% CHILDREN RECEIVED REGULAR NUTRITION & HEALTH CARE SUPPORT
100% TEACHER RECEIVED TRAINING IN INNOVATIVE TEACHING SKILLS
IN 2014 , A TOTAL OF 12,000 PEOPLE BENEFITED FROM THE INITIATIVE
OVER100 ICE ACTIVITIES WERE CONDUCTED LAST YEAR, BENEFITING MORE THAN 6500 PEOPLE
4500 STUDENTS RECEIVED BENEFIT FROM SCHOOLHEALTH PROGRAMS
IN THE FIRST MONTH OF THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE STATIC CLINIC PROGRAM A TOTAL265 PEOPLE BENEFITED OF WHICH 57% BENEFICIARIESWERE WOMAN