Poor health is one of the main reasons why children underperform or drop out of school. This intervention encourages students to adopt healthy lifestyles and aids in an improved academic performance.
Most of our beneficiaries live in the most underprivileged municipal ward in Mumbai, the M ward, which is mired in disease and malady. Problems like open defecation, inefficient drainage systems and water stagnation plague this areas. Every monsoon, cases of diarrhoea, malaria, dengue and typhoid spike drastically.
Health, through awareness, preventive and corrective measures endeavours to improve the well-being of students from our partner schools, and helps them inculcate healthy lifestyles which ultimately lead to an improved academic performance.
Health extends its support to the students of our partner schools through the following programs:
Vision impairments hinder academic performance, hence regular vision screenings in partnership with leading Eye care hospitals are conducted for students of our partner schools. Trendy spectacles are provided to students with refractive errors and in some cases, corrective eye surgeries like cataract, squint correction, etc. are performed.
It aims to curb anemia in adolescent girls and create awareness among students about menstrual health, hygiene, nutrition and changes that occur during adolescent years. Students are also sensitized on topics like decision making, career-goal setting and proper age for marriage.
Poor hygiene and sanitation in the communities often cause serious problem and impacts a child’s academic performance. Deworming tablets are administrated to students to curb worm infestations.
It provides awareness sessions on the concept of ‘appropriate’ and ‘inappropriate’ touch, situations, interactions amongst children.
This activity inculcates personal hygiene and healthy habits and the importance of cleanliness in daily life and school environment, since habit formation at an early age has a positive impact on students.
Our various healthcare initiatives impact over 45,000 students every year.
Through regular eye check-ups, deworming programmes, cleanliness drives, awareness campaigns, sponsored surgeries and effective medical counselling, we have improved the overall health and well-being of students.