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About Us
Background
Organisation & Funds
Objectives
Leadership

Activities
Water Related Schemes
Health & Hygiene
Youth Development
Learning Centres
Temper for Science in rural
India

Women's Empowerment
Activism against Social ills
Protection of Heritage
War Widows
Adventure

Missions in Focus
Watershed Development
Water Harvesting
Small Community Microhydel Lighting
Refurbishing Village Primary
Schools
Resuscitation & Recharging
of rural wells
Social Forestry
Rural Dwelling

Health and Hygiene

A  visibly neglected area in our communities. There can be no progress in any community burdened with poor health, sickness and ignorance.  The economic pressures, absence of priorities due to lack of education and onslaught of urbanization has had telling effect on the state of once robust Indian peasant. There is no visible presence of any public health system in the countryside. Children and women are most affected. Villages in remote have no access to any emergency medical aid. We have been sensitive to this aspect and integrate health and hygiene with all water related projects as far as possible. Separate emphasis is laid on awareness programmes in gram sabhas so essential if we are to send any message against unhealthy social ills which breed in a dormant community. Our experiment in Swasti only convinced us how hungry and receptive the communities are for such exposure.

Activity

The League organises pioneer training camps for volunteer health workers. The first camp was conducted with great success, the first of its kind ever in the region. The League is grateful to Tata Trust for funding this and other activities in the specific community where the camp was conducted. This has laid the foundation for a new awareness, which we have to only sustain and nurture. Not only the girls but also boys were keen to join in this exposure.
Hygiene is integral to our health programmes. Under this objective we provided 40 toilets to the community  under the UNPD scheme giving specially the old and the women an added privacy with self-respect. Such schemes need to be  widespread in our countryside.


Village children being medically
examined at Manava Bharati
School on their visit to Delhi


Volunteers under training as health
workers with Dr. Maj. Meeta Singh
 conducting the camp in the Village

 


Top-UNESCO Design Toilets. It is observed that girls attendance in classes has improved with a separate toilet being provided for girls at the village school a linkage between education and health.

We intervene actively against prevailing health related ills in society, which have a physically corroding influence.

The elimination of tobacco chewing in youth in Project Swasti is a small success story.

Support for campaign for iodised salt in government retail shops.

Drive against growing alcoholism in villages.

Drive for greater involvement of women in social activities in villages where this segment is quite confined  and kept distanced.

Awareness

We have built up a library of audio video tapes on rural health.

Are members of Voluntary Health Association of India.

Vision

Our vision is to consolidate on our initiative and enlarge the scope. The aim is to-sustain the programme for health training, provide one basic emergency medical aid post  for every village complex where we execute a project and conduct extensive health awareness through distance  education.

 

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