The state of Gujarat has being doing exceptionally good on the economic and developmental parameters. Though the Human Development Index is also average, the living conditions of the rural populace tell a different story. The rural sections of the society do not have access to basic amenities like education and healthcare. Despite the high economic growth, malnutrition remains a major problem in these underprivileged regions. Hot arid climate and scarce rainfall makes it difficult to cope with these shortcomings.

Also the sex ratio in the state is one of the lowest in the country. Lack of proper education has resulted in unawareness and negligence of the reproductive health issues in women. In the name of socio-cultural norms, women have to deliver children at home without the aid of qualified and trained medical help. Also, the regions have high child mortality ratio due to widespread diseases like diarrhoea, malaria and respiratory tract infections.


Project Highlights

  • Periodical health camps with support from Anganwadi and ANM workers and Mobile health clinics enable delivery of medical services at the doorsteps of the underprivileged.

  • To address the maternal and reproductive health needs, a gynaecologist undertakes regular visits to pregnant women, who are reluctant to visit the mobile health van.

  • Antenatal and postnatal check-ups along with counselling on maternal health are conducted for the beneficiaries.

  • To spread awareness among the rural population and establish a rapport with the village community, regular awareness campaigns are conducted.

  • Children are engaged in awareness campaigns through video shows showcasing short films on subjects like dental hygiene, personal hygiene, healthy diet and ways to keep our surroundings clean.

  • Drawing and essay writing competitions on the topic of ‘disease-free village’ are also held to assess their understanding of the topic and develop a sense of responsibility in them.

Impact

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


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