Aarohi

The word 'Aarohi' means ascendance or growth; the growth of thought, creativity and harmony. Aarohi was established in the year 1992 "with a view to create opportunities for rural communities in the hills to lead a more self-dependent existence, reduce poverty and live in harmony with their environment." Aarohi's mission is to create development opportunities for rural Himalayan communities through quality healthcare and education, enterprise promotion, women's empowerment, sustainable natural resource use, and the revival of traditional culture.
Oct 24, 2014

MOBILE HEALTH SERVICES REACH REMOTE VILLAGES

Mobile Health Clinic
Mobile Health Clinic

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Himalayas! We are happy to report 3 months of work of our community health project involving extension to 35 more villages in the Okhalkanda Block of Nainital District. A new office has been set up in Patlot and 12 new health supervisors hired. Concomitantly, we also launched the Mobile Health Clinic in July, a joint venture with the Government of Uttarakhand. This has brought succor to 500-600 additional patients in extremely remote villages. The mobile clinic is equipped with a lab, and X-Ray machine. We await bureaucratic clearance for use of the ultrasound machine, also part of the mobile clinic.

Three of our smokeless chullah (improved cookstove) masons went to ARTI (Appropriate Rural Technology Institute), Pune for an exposure and training on different technologies for cooking and heating for rural areas.

We hope you find the attached report informative. Should you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact me (sushil@aarohi.org).

Happy Reading!

With warmest regards,

Dr Sushil Sharma

Patients waiting
Patients waiting
Making a chullah 1
Making a chullah 1
Making a chullah 2
Making a chullah 2
Making a chullah 3
Making a chullah 3
Making a chullah 4
Making a chullah 4
Making a chullah 5
Making a chullah 5
A smokeless chullah burning well
A smokeless chullah burning well

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Oct 9, 2014

Volunteering at Aarohi

 Hello again everyone! 

Summer is a very busy time at Aarohi Bal Sansar (ABS) with volunteers. Our school welcomes volunteers from several backgrounds ranging from trained teachers and educationists to artists, musicians and sports professionals.

One such volunteer this summer was Gina Ali Khan. Gina is head of English Language Acquisition at the Mercedes Benz School in Pune, India. Gina spent most of her time in working with our Primary School teachers in curriculum development and lesson planning. Attached is a note from Gina about her time in ABS. Attached is also a poignant letter from Dharampal, an ABS teacher, to Gina. He talks about the importance of dedicated volunteers at ABS and how interacting with professional teachers gives teachers in a remote place like Satoli, an invaluable learning opportunity.

 In all this time, we also added a new computer room to our existing facilities. Now the students have access to better machines and broadband at school. The principal too, Taraduttji, finally has a room to himself. You will see him proudly sitting in his new office in the photos attached.

 I would also like to introduce our new education coordinator, Rachana. Rachana joined us in June and is responsible for managing our education interventions. Soon, she will be connecting with you all for future reporting.

 As always, should you want any more information about our work, utilization of donations or have any suggestions or feedback, please do not hesitate to write to Rachana at edu@aarohi.org or me at sheeba@aarohi.org.

With much gratitude, 

On behalf of everyone at Aarohi, 

Sheeba


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Jul 11, 2014

Phase III of our project- Update

Khasti with her three daughters
Khasti with her three daughters

Dear Aarohi supporters,

Greetings from Himalayas! It was in April I had written to you last. The past three months have been as enthralling as ever and we have been doing some vital groundwork for phase III of our health project, also called ‘Arogya Phase III’. As you already know our health work focuses on the ‘mother and child’. To complement our main work, our secondary objective is to   address issues of (to a limited extent albeit)- women hygiene, sanitation, clean drinking water, promoting smokeless cookstoves or chullahs and addressing social taboos. Funded by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, by the end of Arogya phase III we would have covered 105 villages in the remote Okhalkanda Block- a region where no other organization has undertaken health related work so far.

Hope you find the attached report informative. Should you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact me (health@aarohi.org).

Happy Reading!

With warmest regards

Abey John

Health Coordinator

Our very new Mobile Health Van!
Our very new Mobile Health Van!
Aarohi team
Aarohi team

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