After the devastating Biporjoy Cyclone, slum and street families faced dire living conditions, grappling with the loss of basic amenities, shelter, and hygiene facilities. The cyclone's devastation compounded their challenges, leading to unsanitary conditions that posed significant health risks to these vulnerable families. Lack of access to proper sanitation, and personal hygiene items further exacerbated their plight, making them susceptible to various illnesses and infections.
Recognizing the urgent need to address the hygiene and health concerns of the affected families, the Rajasthan Samgrah Kalyan Sansthan (RSKS) took proactive steps to alleviate their suffering. The solution came in the form of Hygiene Kits that contained essential items for promoting cleanliness and personal well-being. These kits included buckets for water storage, tarpaulins for temporary shelter, toothbrushes, toothpaste, sanitary napkins, and soaps. RSKS's team members efficiently distributed these Hygiene Kits to each of the 350 families, ensuring that the most vulnerable members of the community, including women and children, received the support they needed. The distribution was accompanied by guidance on proper hygiene practices, empowering families to maintain better health in their challenging circumstances.
The impact of RSKS India's humanitarian effort was substantial and multifaceted. By providing Hygiene Kits to the 350 slum and street families affected by the Biporjoy Cyclone, RSKS not only addressed their immediate hygiene needs but also restored a sense of dignity and hope. The kits played a pivotal role in improving the overall health conditions of these families, reducing the risks of waterborne diseases and infections. The families expressed heartfelt gratitude for RSKS India's timely intervention. Beyond the physical items, the initiative conveyed a message of solidarity and care, reminding the families that they were not alone in their struggle.
Rajasthan Samgrah Kalyan Sansthan (RSKS India) organized side event at the United Nations Office at Geneva during HRC 54, under the visionary leadership of Dr. Deepak Sharma, the Chief Executive Officer of RSKS India. The event centered around the theme "Ensuring Gender Equitable Practices at Every Place through SAMATVA and Highlighting Good Approaches to Development and Achieving SDGs".
The event aimed to shed light on the crucial topic of gender equity through the lens of SAMATVA, signifying equitable practices. Through panel discussions, presentations, and interactive sessions, we sought to emphasize the pivotal role that equitable practices play in fostering gender equality, not only in Rajasthan but on a global scale. The side event commenced with an introduction by Dr. Sharma, who eloquently outlined the objectives and significance of the theme. His comprehensive understanding of the subject matter provided a solid foundation for the discussions that followed.
The panelists, comprised of experts and practitioners in the fields of gender equality, education, environment conservation, and water conservation, brought forth invaluable insights and perspectives. Their collective expertise enriched the discourse, providing attendees with actionable strategies and best practices for fostering inclusive and equitable environments.
One of the highlights of the event was the emphasis on good approaches to development in critical sectors. The panelists shared innovative strategies and success stories in the areas of education, environment conservation, and water conservation. These examples served as tangible evidence that progress is attainable through concerted efforts and targeted initiatives.
We were heartened to witness active participation from individuals representing 20 different countries, as well as numerous organizations. The diverse array of perspectives contributed to a rich and multifaceted dialogue, underscoring the global relevance of the theme. The concluding moments of the event were marked by resounding applause and expressions of appreciation from the attendees. It was evident that the discussions had resonated deeply with the audience, and the efforts of RSKS India were acknowledged with gratitude.
We remain committed to our mission of promoting equitable practices and achieving sustainable development goals. With your continued support, we are confident that we can make even greater strides towards a more inclusive and just world.
Once again, thank you for your unwavering support.
I'm Ronak, currently I'm pursuing my masters in social work at Central University of Rajasthan. For my 1st semester agency setting field work, I was placed in RSKS with my 2 classmates. We worked in RSKS for around 3 months. RSKS works in many different fields but we specifically worked in education.
We worked under guidance of CEO Dr Deepak Sharma & Team RSKS India. We worked in the slum areas of Ajmer City. We did a campaign for awareness for education in different slum areas and focused on teaching the children there the basic knowledge of alphabet and writing their names. At some extent we succeeded in this campaign and most of the children of these slum areas know how to write their names and have a basic understanding of alphabet.
RSKS is also working for girl education specifically for the girls who are dropped out of school. RSKS have set up PATHSHALA schools for these girls and providing them with free and quality education. In these schools they provide them not only with the quality education but with life skills education, and so much more.
As it was my first time working with a NGO , I had a great experience working with RSKS. I learned about different sectors an organisation works and also it enhanced my skills of working in field and with children. RSKS provided us with a great learning experience. It was an amazing experience working with Dr Deepak Sharma sir and the whole team of RSKS, everyone here has a good knowledge of their field and are very creative. Every one of them taught us some great things that will help us in future while working in development sector.
I thank Dr. Deepak Sharma sir for providing us with this opportunity to learn and to enhance our skills.
Ms Ronak RSKS India's INTERN Central University of Rajasthan
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