An awareness session was conducted in Bengaluru on the 9th of October 2017 for sweepers and cleaners. They are the people most prone to communicable and water borne diseases as they have to clean the streets, public restrooms, dustbins etc. They keep our society clean and yet they are the ones who fall sick most of the times doing that. To help combat the problem the awareness session addressed the problems of hygiene and cleanliness important for their own homes, the precautions that should be taken when cleaning the streets etc, covering ones mouth to keep dust away and precautions that should be taken while cleaning out places filled with stagnant water to keep diseases like malaria and dengue at bay. The community greatly benefitted from the session and learnt a lot from the volunteers and doctors.
Smile on Wheels programme at present has 34 operational projects in 265 remote villages and urban slums across India, directly benefitting over 400,000 lives in a year.