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Jun 7, 2019

WE CARE : Thank you well -wishers for your support

We Care project pic from the ground
We Care project pic from the ground

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Indian Dreams Foundation!

First of all, we at Indian Dreams Foundation thank you for your generous support for our disaster relief project “WE CARE” that addresses the health & hygiene issues of adolescent girls, women & children of the flood-affected areas.

We started WE CARE project in 2017 when district weather department of Barabanki Uttar Pradesh India had declared that Ghaghara River crossed its danger mark and declared the flood in many regions in Uttar Pradesh. Hetmapur Udhiya is a small village in the "Batnera Village Panchayat", located on the bank of Ghaghara River at the Suratganj block of the Barabanki district in the Uttar Pradesh state of India.

With your kind support, we served women and children of Hetmapur village, through awareness generation workshops on menstrual hygiene management and WASH practices and distributed hygiene kits to the girls and women for their dignity; we also distributed stationary kits to the school children. We are dedicated to improving the lives of women & girls by proving them right and important information on reproductive health and rights.

 

The project has indicated positive changes among the villagers towards their health and hygiene practices for managing their lives affected by this disaster and now conditions are controlled in the village. However, this project will no longer active on Global Giving. We request you all to donate for the same cause through our other project that also rigorously working to improve the reproductive & sexual health of the adolescent girls and women from the urban & rural slums of Agra district, Uttar Pradesh, India. Project link is below;

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/girls-health-and-hygiene-in-india/?-approved%21&-preapproved

 

Thank you again for your support!

 

Regards,

Team IDF

We Care team in action
We Care team in action
Jun 3, 2019

GlobalGiving Field Visit

GG volunteer with women & girls during field visit
GG volunteer with women & girls during field visit

Dear friends,

Greetings from Indian Dreams Foundation!

We are really happy to update you regarding our recent field visit of GlobalGiving which is done by GlobalGiving field volunteer Ms Mansi Middha on 1st June.

She has visited project sites and conducted an interactive session with SMILEY DAYS project beneficiaries. The session started with the introduction of GG volunteer and beneficiaries. Ms Mansi motivated adolescent girls to follow hygiene practices during periods and she has given a message to all participants that do not stop themselves just because of Periods, do whatever you want.

A woman named Sunita (name changed) said “This Smiley Days program has really given me confidence and power to speak out. A few years ago, I was hesitated to talk about periods with my 14 years old daughter even she was not talked to me at all. But now we both talk on the periods without hesitation. My daughter and I regularly attend the awareness workshops. I spread this message to other women in my community. I really thank the IDF team”.

Ms Mansi interacted with many girls and women during her field visit.

We at IDF really appreciate GlobalGiving for conducting such field visits by Volunteers.

Thanks to all for your generous support!

Regards,

Team IDF

GlobalGiving field visit
GlobalGiving field visit
GG volunteer with women & girls
GG volunteer with women & girls
GG volunteer with IDF team
GG volunteer with IDF team
May 29, 2019

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019
Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Indian Dreams Foundation!

It is our pleasure to share our recent activity report of the SMILEY DAYS PROJECT which is dedicated to educate, aware & empower adolescent girls and women from underprivileged communities towards their reproductive health and menstrual hygiene management.

We at IDF celebrated Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28th of May, 2019 with more than 350 women and girls in the slums of Agra. We were really heartened with the huge turnout. With the help of our diligent team, we created awareness among the women and girls about menstruation and the importance of women education as a part of our Smiley Days project. Our counsellors ware kind enough to bless us with her presence. She enlightened the ladies about the importance of girl child education and menstrual hygiene.

When we encouraged the girls & women to share their views, a young girl Pinky (name changed), about 12 years old, came forward and shared such hard-hitting views on women empowerment that even a 40-year-old cannot.

Pinky said “Our society follow old costumes & tradition where we girls do not allow going outside and families do not give us importance towards our education & health. We girls also have some dreams, we girls also want to help the families, and we girls want to stay happy but the society where we live restricted to do all. I have a request to all the mothers who are listening to me that please respect your daughters and give them the freedom to fly high.”

This is what happens when we empower our daughters with education. Some middle-aged women shared how they wanted to have careers as teachers and doctors but couldn’t owing to lack of resources and that they would ensure that their daughters receive education and achieve their dreams. They would ensure that periods do not hinder their daughters’ future. We at IDF will continue supporting and encouraging such women and children to lead better lives.

The event ended with the distribution of sanitary pads and lots of heartfelt love.

Many thanks again for your support!

We will continue to keep you updated about our work and events.

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Regards,

Team IDF

Awareness Workshop on MHM
Awareness Workshop on MHM
Women are receiving hygiene material
Women are receiving hygiene material
Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019 celebration
Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019 celebration
 
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