Health & Hygiene

Health and Hygiene is an integral programme of EkTara , which was introduced in 2015 to promote health and hygiene awareness within the children and community.

Health

The main objective of Health programme is to develop healthy and informed adult human capital by promoting physical and mental health through childhood and adolescence.

Some of the key initiatives of this project are – Health education classes by teachers in the Primary, middle school and Non formal, “Nukkar – Nataks” (street plays) by health club in the community to generate awareness on seasonal medical ailments, monthly record keeping of weight and height of all the enrolled students, Bi-annual check of immunization record. Counselling for children with special needs and group counselling by EkTara’s empanelled counsellors.

Hygiene

The Hygiene project educates and creates awareness for the children, parents and community members on clean water, environment, sanitation and hygiene. The key initiatives include correct techniques of hand washing, purified drinking water on the premises, periodic pest control, green classroom project aiming Pot planting and generating awareness on how to protect the environment and bonding with nature, discussions on and practice of the hygiene lesson modules in the classroom and parental workshops to share audio visual information on clean sanitation and its positive impact.

Emphasis is that good personal hygiene can reduce the plethora of illness, infections and disorders. Students are trained to maintain cleanliness and tidy appearance which can boost one’s confidence and reflects a positive image.

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