Wednesday, 20 February 2019

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Self-Defense And Self-Confidence Program

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We would like to start a self-defence and self-confidence program for students of schools in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana states. As regards girls, the self-defence program will contribute in their lack of confidence during their periods: their phisical weekeness will be conpensated by acquistion of new skills. Moreover,
parents will be more confident and they will feel more secure about their daughters. This will lead to an increment of girls’ enrollment in schools. Self-discipline hints will help out boys boys and girls to be positive and to be more aware on how they can protect themselves.

Goals:
- This program will provide children with confidence, raising their enrollment in school and being more aware on how to protect themselves.
- Students will get different self-protection tips on how to avoid/ defend by potential attackers througout the use of objects or by striking on the soft spots of the attacker, when ubjected to physical abuse, violence, crime, etc.
- Students will have the chance to see the live demo of self-defence techniques as demonstrated by the trainer
- Provide knowledge about the different tips of self-protection to keep in mind in different situations

Monday, 18 February 2019

WaSH & MHM Workshop In Ghaziabad

WaSH & MHM Workshop In Ghaziabad ,Uttar Pradesh Schools and Distributed Sanitary pads and WASH & MH Booklet .








How HEEALS implements its WASH projects with origami, the art of paper folding

How HEEALS implements its WASH projects with origami, the art of paper folding

Since its foundation in 2010 HEEALS has a mandate of empowering local and rural communities to become sustainable in Health, Education, Environment and Livelihood Society sectors through engaging workshops,resources distribution and content creation. In a constant effort to improve its projects and find the best solutions to better involve its beneficiaries, HEEALS has recently implemented its WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) projects with sessions of origami making.

What is origami?
“Origami is the art of making objects for decoration by folding sheets of paper into shapes” (Cambridge Dictionary). The
goal is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a sculpture through folding techniques, discouraging the use of cuts and glue.

Why origami?
We think that active participation of our beneficiaries is essential for a successful project. Usually HEEALS works with young boys and girls of several Indian schools and marginalized communities, and that’s the main reason that pushes us to create interactive workshop sessions that can be fun beyond instructive.

WASH origami
Our idea is to dedicate some time, at the end of our WASH workshops, to teach kids how to fold simple origami shapes. Doing so they will implement their skills, have fun, remember what is WASH about and connect what they have been taught during the workshop with a practical activity.
WASH is about three things: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Each of these parts can be easily represented by simple origami shapes.
• Water, what we explain during our workshops is that having safe water is essential to human life and health. Safe or drinking water is water that “does not represent any significant risk to health over a lifetime of consumption, including different sensitivities that may occur between life stages” (WHO, 2017). Safe water can be daily
used for cooking, bathing, cleaning and much more. We decided to represent Water with a fish origami that is per excellence the inhabitant of clear and neat waters.
• Sanitation, this term describes the strategies used to provide adequate water for drinking and other needs and it refers to the provision of facilities and services in order to accomplish this goal. Providing water filters,collectors or tanks to schools and marginalized communities is a priority for 
HEEALS. A water bomb
origami can best represent and simplify this idea. It is fun for kids and it could be a nice option and a more environmental friendly solution to the huge number of plastic balloons filled with colors and used during the Holi festival. In fact this simple origami shape can be blown with air, filled with water or with colored powders and kids can used them as a very easy-to-make toy.
• Hygiene “refers to conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases” (WHO).
Personal hygiene refers to maintaining the body's cleanliness. During our workshops we always remind kids that personal cleanliness can be preserved by practicing simple daily activities to maintain clean and neat our body, the place where we live and the environment around us. This idea can be represented and simplified by an origami broom, a very common and simple object used daily in every house.

-Manuel
WASH Intern







Sunday, 10 February 2019

We welcome our New Intern From #Italy

We welcome our New Intern From #Italy.He is working on WASH & Health ,Education,Safety & Security Program
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Friday, 8 February 2019

THE IMPORTANCE OF SANITARY PADS

THE IMPORTANCE OF  SANITARY PADS
Menstruations are seen as health, social, genderand human rights issue. Menstruations and human rights are strongly related. Rights of Indian girls are constantly denied because of menstruations’ taboos and unawareness: the consequences are gender inequality, poor access to water, impoverished health and illiteracy. In particular, the right of education has been recognized as human right, but in India 23% of women give up school because of menstruation. Women that drop out from schools became dependent on their families’ financial support. This it’s the cause of inequality and oppression which lead to lack of professional employment and social injustice.
The effects of poor menstrual sanitary condition have a huge impact on infections at urinary and reproductive apparatus. If untreated, they can provoke cancer or sterilityIt is difficult to convey the importance of the issue, even because most NGOs are handed by man and they not tend to put much importance on the topicMoreover, Indian old women don’t want to address the issue and most of the mothers have a conservative point of view. This silence over awkwardness of discussion creates a sets of taboos and biases that increases menstrual hygiene misconceptions.
Above all, taboos set out special limits. They exist in many societies to maintain social order: in India taboos create caste-based differences. Taboos are still everywhere, including well-educated people. Notably, menstruation taboos are created by misunderstanding and misconception: periods are seen as unwanted, something dirty and to hide.
In fact, 90% of women during periods are affected by restrictions of every kind: young girls during menstruation cannot enter into puja room, into kitchen, they may not look themselves in the mirrors, avoid certain food and cannot attend guests. In rural ares, girls have to sit separate at menses and they can wash their menstrual cloths only early in the morning, before other members of the family wake up. Religion play a key role in this issue. Hinduism give restrictions on certain activities of girls during periods, Islam gave some kind of restriction on going to the market or take a bath.
Menstruation practices are influenced by culture, individual awareness and socio-economic status. The economics background has a direct influence on menstruation practices, like on the choice among pads or private toilets. For instance, in residential areas, girl adopnapkins and no social restriction occurred. In rural areas, on the other hand, old cloths are utilized and social restriction exists.Menstruation among many communities is culturally prohibitedMost tribal households are below the poverty line. In rural and tribal areas mothers themselves lacks of knowledge, due to socio-economic status. In these poor areas there’s a low acceptability of pads due to irregular supply, lack of awareness, non-availability and poor quality, therefore only 12% of women in India use sanitary pads.Cloth pads are worn in the underwear to prevent menstrual fluidfrom leaking onto clothes. After using them for 3\4 times, they can cause girls abrasive wounds the inner tights. Moreover, stains are visible: girls feel ashamed and unclean. The old clothes are washed with a specific stone and dried in dark and unhygienic places that none can see. However, a more safe option can be falanin: it is a piece of fabric, easier to wash and dry then the old cloth.It does not cause skin abrasion nor strains. Falalin is more cultural accepted.In rural and tribal areas, sanitary pads can have disadvantages, like high costshigh frequency of change them, unavailability, fear of strain the toilet and no facilities.Undoubtedly, the importance of sanitary pads gives an higher quality of life and less hygienically infections.Consequently, knowledge regarding puberty should be given by mothers and teachers. Menstrual health should be included in the curriculum at school and in the local health committee, a program of awareness should be conceived and low-cost sanitary napkins need to be provided. Even if the government of India submitted $ 20 million budget for pads, we hope that menstrual awareness in India will be raised soon.
In our organization, HEEALS, we firmly believe that to provide the resources, knowledge, expertise and leadership will help the people and the communities across the states of Indiato use their skills to improve the quality of life, environment, education and livelihood and that of future generations.
We want to ensure that through empowering our local communities with knowledge and education we can begin to eradicate poverty in India.
That’ why we implemented PAD4GIRLS project, giving to girls free pads so they can feel more healthy, secure and more aware!

-Bene 
WASH & MH Intern

Sunday, 3 February 2019

We welcome our New Intern

We welcome our New Intern From #Italy.She is working on WASH & Girl Child #Health #Safety & #Security #Program
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