Indira Camp becomes a makeshift classroom
30 women, mothers and expecting mothers gathered for a community awareness meeting on immunization and healthy eating at a rooftop in the Indira Camp at Malviya Nagar. The meeting which started with an interactive quiz to access the knowledge of the women on the subjects of child nutrition, health of an expecting mother, dietary precautions for lactating mothers etc was conducted under the Swabhiman programme of Smile Foundation. Most women had vague ideas about the issues or relied on the advice of the elders. The quiz session was followed by a detailed discussions on age-wise vaccinations for new-born children, nutritious supplements and balanced diet for both mothers and kids, and dietary precautions for lactating mothers. Charts, pictures, games and activities were used to help the women understand better. The response was very good and the women learnt a lot from the session.