Health Champions | Deepalaya goes green | A day with McAfee
“Every citizen of India must remember that he is an Indian and he has every right in this country but with certain duties” - Sardar Patel
Health champions, this World Malaria day
While the world health Organisation (WHO) came up with a new set of guidelines for fighting malaria with an aim of making the world malaria-free by 2030, Deepalaya team at our Gender Resource Centre started a three-month long health champions Training on April 24.
The training shall take care of three different aspects – cleanliness, sanitation & hygiene. A group of around 20 women enrolled for the training, who shall be trained for not only teaching others but also for taking up issues affecting health with government authorities.
Next day, Mr. Jarnail Singh, MLA from Tilak Nagar addressed an audience of around 60 people and talked about ways and means of eradicating Malaria. They were also given printed IEC material describing the nature of disease, its symptoms, how it can be treated and preventive measures to be taken. Later on, a drawing competition was organised. The event came to a close with Mr. Jarnail Singh distributing prizes to people who secured top 6 positions in the competition
Deepalaya goes green!
One colour that has lent its colour on Deepalaya is green. The colour is visible everywhere -- the logo, our publications, our website – all have a green tinge. At times, one wonders why green. But then the founding members had a great foresight in selecting green as our colour. For, it indicates peace, growth, harmony, freshness, fertility, safety and self-reliance, which is our mission and vision.
This June, in line with our mission to spread greenery, Environment day was celebrated at almost all the locations. There were skits, posters, awareness drives, songs, speeches followed by plantation drive. Children had their own little ways of protecting and saving the environment.
A day off with McAfee
Ateam comprising of 10 delegates from MacAfee visited Childrens' home at Gusbethi on 28th April, 2015 to celebrate Global Community Service day. The day started with a welcome song and a small cultural program by children. Imran became the star of the day with his melodious voice.
Mr. Himanshu and Mr. Gaurav from MacAfee too sang songs for our children. After the ice-breaking session, it was time for testing and sharing knowledge. The team had prepared a quiz on a variety of subjects. There were mind-ticklers, simple mathematical questions and puzzles too. The last section concentrated on Bollywood. The hall was abuzz with activity with some children guessing even before the question was asked.
After lunch, the team announced a dance competition between girls and boys team. Some of them put up scintillating dance performances. When time came for announcement of the winner, Mr. Gaurav proudly announced Deepalaya as the winner, which ruled their hearts, putting all speculations to rest.
MacAfee team came with lot of surprises and gifts, big and small, customised for all occasions, a water cooler for the boys' hostel and a sumptuous lunch too for all. Not even a single child remained bereft of the goodies they brought. It was a rocking day for our children and MacAfee team as well.