Prevention is Powerful. Most of tomorrows’ chronic diseases can be prevented by encouraging health in schools. All most common childhood diseases like Malnutrition, Anemia in a girl child, Infectious diseases, Intestinal parasites, Diseases of skin Eye and ear problems, Dental caries require early diagnosis as well as proper management. Because of reasons like ignorance, poverty and neglect these become major health problems for a child in its later life.
In this context, Oasis under Project ASHA has decided to distribute the Health & Hygiene kit to the students of Government schools it has adopted for the year 2008-09. This year 1300 students benefitted under this project.
The main objectives of Hygiene and First aid kit distribution are:
1.To awaken health consciousness in children.,
2.To provide basic amenities to children so that they can keep themselves clean and hygienic,
3.Good health supports successful learning as much as successful learning supports health.,
4. Many of today's and tomorrows’ leading causes of death, disease and disability can be significantly reduced by prevention.
And all resources for these 1300 hundred Hygiene and first aid kits were generated by Mrs. Pramila M. Shah and Mrs. Neetaben K. Sanghvi.
It has happened because of their dedication, commitment and untiring hardwork. We are thankful to them for doing this important contribution for all our ASHA children.
Mrs Pramila Shah
Pramilaben says, "In spite of this being my first experience, in spite of my hesitation for resources generation and in spite of having very less time [15 days] we could fulfill our commitment just because of one reason, and that is: My love for Children and my faith is our cause. It was really a very joyous and precious experience.
Throughout this hard work I felt so energetic in spite of my age reaching 70!!".
Mrs Neeta Sanghavi
In words of Neetaben, This year we had a short duration of notice with only 2 people involvement. Though it seemed difficult, for the good cause and with a defined goal we could do our best. We had a positive mind & a positive approach, hence were able to inspire and make people feel proud of our work. And thus successfully completing our goal more than our expectation!!!
Further she shares an incident saying, “On approaching a person, he just gave us the cash as donation and did not seem to be concerned regarding our cause. However with a positive approach we were able to open up his mind, make him aware of our works and goals; which not only touched his heart but instead made him donate more for the cause and also willing to be a part of such future goals”.