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..
Volunteers have constantly been a valuable support for the team at Hunar Ghar, the children and the Bakhel community. Anika, a General Practitioner working in London, UK recently completed a 9 week stint at Hunar Ghar to support the health team. She shares her experience of getting to know the children & community , working closely with the health team and subsequently setting up processes to deliver higher standards of healthcare in Bakhel..
An eye camp for the students at Hunar Ghar and the community in and around Bakhel was organised on October 4th in collaboration with Global Hospitaland Research Centre, Mount Abu. Hunar Ghar acts a community hub for undertaking health initiatives to the remote area of Bakhel panchyat. The eye camp is our one such initiative to secure a good eye health for our students/community and also diagnose serious issues in their primitive stages. Our health and community manager, Madhusudan Singh shares his experience..
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.