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Aug 9, 2019

Bal Health Mela

In April 2019, the Desai Foundation conducted its health camp in Bharuch district, Gujarat.  It was attended by over 500 children who were provided with high quality medical check-up services by the following doctors: General Physicians, Dermatologists, Gynaecologists, Orthopaedic, Ophthalmologists and Dentists. Additionally, there were also awareness stalls and puppet shows on first aid, personal hygiene, nutrition, safe drinking water, diabetes, tobacco consumption, cancer, sexual and reproductive health and waste disposal.

Desai Foundation is also excited to share some great news with our donors across the globe. We are expanding our project to two new states in India- Rajasthan and Maharashtra. 

May 16, 2019

Celebration of Menstruation


We are excited to inform our Global Giving Community that on March 8th, 2019, we installed a sanitary napkin vending machine in the girl’s bathroom of our school in Untdi, Valsad district of Gujarat, India. Additionally, we gave each female student a pack of Asani pads to encourage the usage of sanitary napkins and always prepare them when they are not in school.

Each year on May 1st, we launch #PledgeYourPeriod Campaign. It’s a month-long campaign to promote dialogues on menstrual hygiene and management, and helping to eradicate the cultural stigma surrounding periods. The campaign will culminate on May 28th, Menstrual Hygiene Day.  Until now, we have more than 15 pledges from our friends and donors. We are also organizing a Period Party on May 29th in NYC, bringing together men and women who have contributed to the campaign and share their experiences on how they felt to speak publicly on menstruation.

May 14, 2019

Bal Health Mela

 

On March 1st, DF organized Bal Health Mela(Children’s health fair) in the Untdi district of Gujarat. The objectives of the fair were to provide health and hygiene education to children residing in rural areas, conduct health checkups for them and to raise awareness on nutritional diet and waste management.  The fair was attended by more than 1200 children and their parents from the neighboring villages. The activities included basic health checkup, dental checkup, and sessions on waste management and habits. The focus was also on the side effects of addiction/ substance use. These activities were conducted using games such as snakes and ladder, ring toss, puppet shows etc. 

 
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