Karuna Trust

Our vision is of a world without prejudice, in which every human being has the opportunity to fulfil their potential, regardless of their background or beliefs. We aim to do this by challenging the ignorance and prejudice that trap people in poverty.
Oct 24, 2012

Health Check-ups and Nutrition

Health Check-up
Health Check-up

One of the big emphases of this project is on child health and nutrition. Poverty and lack of information mean that many of the children are unhealthy when they first enroll in school.

Through the project however, children receive supplementary nutrition twice a day, as well as immunizations and health check-ups at the pre-school centres and schools. In addition, mothers receive training on child development, health and nutrition issues. These are followed up with home visits. 

In this way the children and the parents learn the value of health and nutrition, which otherwise receives little attention.

In addition to being requisite for a healthy human life, it also means the children are in the best position to benefit from their education. 

Last year 991 children received supplementary nutrition, care and protection, and their growth was monitored on a regular basis, including specific programmes to treat 70 malnourished children.

I am pleased to share with you these pictures recently received from the project of health check-ups and nutrition workshops.

Thank you for allowing this fantastic work to continue.

Health Check-up
Health Check-up
Health Check-up
Health Check-up
Preparing Nutritious Food
Preparing Nutritious Food
Preparing Nutritious Food
Preparing Nutritious Food
Enjoying Nutritious Food
Enjoying Nutritious Food
Oct 24, 2012

Latest pictures from the project

Lunchtime
Lunchtime

Dear supporters,

This week's update is a short but colourful one. 

The project continues to benefit many girls, especially in the new slum areas where it has started working. As you can imagine, it's not always top priority to collect stories from the different girls. Instead, with this update, I am happy to share with you many recent pictures we have received many recent pictures from the project.

As I stated in my recent report, one of the greatest things the project offers the girls, aside from all the essential life and vocational skills training, is the opportunity to enjoy time with other girls of the same age.

Instead of being trapped in a house waiting for the day they are married, they are able to see that there are others in their situation, that they can form friendships, and together they can work towards a brighter future for themselves.

I think that you can see that clearly in these pictures, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. 

Life Skills Class
Life Skills Class
Health awareness through body training
Health awareness through body training
Sex Education Workshop
Sex Education Workshop
Oct 11, 2012

Distribution of Educational Materials

Children after distribution of materials
Children after distribution of materials

This year's project activities kicked off in April. As previously reported, this includes the distribution of books, uniforms and educational materials to the thousand poorest children.

With 65% of the population living on less than a £1 a day, something as simple as these school basics can be out of the reach of so many children. Further to this, we have seen many times how Dalit children are singled out for ridicule and bullying by others because of their older shabbier clothes. 

By staying in school these children have a real opportunity to escape child labour and the cycle of poverty which has bound their families for generations. 

I am therefore very pleased to be able to share with you some pictures of the distribution of educational resources to the children identified as the poorest this year. The survey conducted by the project team identified 1009 children this year who should recieve support in this way. 

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Educational material distribution programme
Educational material distribution programme
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