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Health Awareness Camp with Barclays
November 11, 2010
A health awareness camp was organized in Tughlaqabad, New Delhi by Smile Foundation in association with Barclays Bank. This camp was organized for the underprivileged children and people living in the slums in the area. 22 employees from Barclays Bank participated in this initiative. This camp has benefitted over 1000 households in the entire community.
Mobilization, general health check up, eye checkup, session on health and hygiene, fumigation and a street play addressing the issues related to water borne diseases were among the activities which were conducted in the health camp.
Mobilization work was done in the community with the help of local community members and the information was spread among the people of the community through posters, banners and pamphlets. On the day of the event, employees from Barclays along with Smile representatives took part in the initiative and reached around 150 families thus directly benefitting approximately 370 people.
297 patients were examined in the general health check up and were given free medicines; 108 patients were attended in the eye check up camp and 58 among them were detected with weak eye sight and were give free spectacles.
A session on personal health and hygiene was conducted by Barclays employees in two community based schools. Over 340 children participated in this session and were free hygiene kits too. They were also shown movies and given pamphlets to explain the significance of hygiene and sanitation.
The street play was conducted at 4 spots of the community and saw a gathering of over 800 people. This play was based on issues relating the hazards of water borne diseases. The event was brought to a close with a fumigation activity, where government personnel, volunteers and local people came together and fumigated the entire area which has more than 1000 households.