Project #31 | Healthcare and Education for Children in India
Our partnership with Sahaya
In the villages of Andimadam, awareness of health-related issues and access to preventive measures is very low. Misconceptions about sexual health and puberty are especially rampant. At home or at school, parents, guardians and teachers are often not comfortable or not willing to explain these issues to children and the school science curriculum is not designed to address these issues.
The funds from this partner project brought improved health care and health education to more than 600 children in the Andimadam area of India. The project had two main objectives: initiation of a health monitoring program for children and education of health science and preventative measures. Sahaya achieved these objectives by hiring a Clinical Nurse and Community Health Nurse who performed general health checkups for all the children in Sahaya Sponsored Schools. Additionally, nurses and science teachers developed and taught a health curriculum designed to educate the children on general health, preventative health measures, infections diseases, and sexual and reproductive awareness.
HEALTH WORKERS TRAINED
CHILDREN CARED FOR
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our children’s health fund.