24 December 2013

"Spark The Change" Health Camp by Stayfree India

Just before Christmas and New Year, had a great weekend, attended events for two different causes. One was Spark the Change, a health camp by Stayfree India and a Hope Project, indimeet sponsored by Milaap. This post is about Spark the Change, health camp.
Me and Nandini joined Rekha, few other invitees and Stay Free team at Dadar. We drove to Khar, where the health camp was organised.
The health camp by Stayfree Women for Change and Samhita was a step towards healthy and hygienic India. Underprevilaged girls were taught about different infections one can catch during periods and hence the importance of maintaining good hygiene. They were taught that it was completely safe and hygienic during periods, to get involved in any kind of activities. The awareness session was followed by a health checkup. Doctor, understood every girl's cycle and Hemoglobin levels, advised the girls the importance of Folic acid and Calcium suppliments. The girl's were given the Folic acid, Calcium suppliment and sanitary napkins for 3months. The camp would be conducted again after 3months to check the improvement in their health.
About Stayfree Women for Change
Stayfree Woman for Change initiative is working towards bridging the gap between Indian women of two contrasting worlds. The initiative gives a platform to support essential women health and hygiene facilities to marginalized women across the country. This is how you can support them,
You can help a women lead a healthy, hygienic and happy life by contributing to the "Support a Women" program. A small contribution of Rs. 330/- would avail a woman with
  • Two doctor check-up and counseling on how to take care of her health
  • A three month course of Iron-Folic acid and Calcium tablets to improve her health
  • Two hemoglobin tests to track her hemoglobin levels
For every woman you support Johnson & Johnson Ltd. will provide sanitary napkins for her improved hygiene. You would be getting reports about the woman you have supported and the positive difference you have brought about in her life.
You can support a Women through following modes of Payment:
  • Online Payment: Logon to www.samhita.org and contribute through Online Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card
  • By Cheque: Local payment within India: You can post/courier the cheque for an amount of Rs. 330 or multiples of Rs.300 to: Nadathur Trust, B-305, Cello Triumph, I B Patel Road, Goregaon East, Mumbai 400063 India
  • Cheque Pick-up: If you want them to pick the cheque from you, sms "SUPPORT" to 56677. Their representative will then call you to pick the cheque at a time and place convenient to you. Note in this option the cheque has to be in multiples of Rs. 355 to account for the courier and cheque handling charges.
Visit www.stayfreewomenforchange.com to learn how you can go out and make a change in a girl's life by counseling her on better health and hygiene.
Change the life of a girl by spreading the word/your knowledge, so that she can also change the lives of many women round her.
I have contributed to support two women to lead a better hygenic life. Feels good to be involved with such an initiative.

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