The annual health check-up is done for all the children at Hunar Ghar to ensure general health and adequate nutrition. In the first round of the check-up held on December 8th and 9th, some 70 children had missed the health consultation. A second round was facilitated by the health team to ensure that maximum number of students undergo the screening.
Hunar Ghar is set in a geographically isolated location of Southern Rajasthan. In the marginalized community of Bakhel people live in incredibly deprived and challenging conditions with very poor access to government health services. Educate for Life has transformed the community’s access to reliable and professional healthcare by arranging bi-monthly Mobile health clinic visit, regular Eye-camps & Dental camps and an Annual health screening. The Annual health screening this year was held on Dec 8th and 9th to assess the general health and nutrition for 427 pupils at Hunar Ghar. Our Administrative Manager Kanan shares a detailed report..
With Hunar Ghar, we have demonstrated that delivering quality education integrated with holistic health and community services is possible in extremely deprived rural areas. The Hunar Ghar team has played an instrumental role in achieving this. Our Health and Community Manager Kanan Silvera is a key member of this team of rural changemakers participating in a movement to transform rural India while working with the local community to bring about a lasting change in their lives. As we continue to expand and strengthen our work to create a wider impact, we are hiring new team members. In this blog, Kanan talks about her experiences with the recruitment process, the challenges she foresees for the new recruits and tips she has to offer to them to be successful in their roles.
Anaemia and malnutrition are some of the pressing health issues for children in Bakhel and adjoining villages. Our Health and Community Manager Kanan Silvera writes about her experiences of networking with the local Primary Health Centre for provision of Iron supplements and Albendazole tablets (for deworming) to children at Hunar Ghar.