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.
Nov 14, 2012

Ajay Mohan Giri

The Situation Before: Ajay Mohan Giri, is 7 years old, and lives at Saykhindi village with his father, mother, brother and sister. He is from a poor family, and parents work as labourers, leaving him to look after his siblings. Standards of hygiene are already low, and with the parents away for the whole day, the children are not properly cared for.

The Project Intervention: NISD has been started health program in the schools. NISD staff visited Ajay’s school and gave information on hygiene and health. At that time Ajay had little knowledge of these things, as such practices are not commonplace in the community. This being the case his clothes were not clean, he didn't wash regularly, he didn't wash his hands and so forth.

The NISD staff however, seeing how receptive and well behaved Ajay’s was, selected him to be the “health volunteer” from his class.

Current Situation: Now Ajay works as a school health volunteer. Not only is he now practicing good hygiene but he encourages his classmates to do the same. He has been explaining the importance of hygiene to both his friends and family.

He is a very active in the school, taking responsibility for the cleanliness of the school environment. Through this, his confidence has increased, and he is doing well in his studies. Not only is he now known as an ideal student at the school, his younger brother and sister are now in a much more healthy and hygienic environment, and are aware of such practices from a much younger age.

Thank you for enabling NISD to bring such positive and important changes to Ajay and his siblings' lives.

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
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