In urban slums where earning two square meals a day is a challenge, aspects like personal health and hygiene take a back seat. To throw some light on health and hygiene, a series of awareness sessions were conducted with the mothers at Ramditti J. R. Narang Deepalaya Learning Centre on 31st August, 7th September, 10th September, 13th September, and 14th September.
The teachers explained that a majority of infections happen because of dirty hands. They demonstrated different steps of washing hands before eating, after visiting toilets and after handling dirty substances. With the help of hand-made charts, the whole concept was lucidly conveyed to students and parents. Some of our students voluntarily took up the responsibility to tell about the importance of bathing, cleaning of hairs, nails, teeth and hand washing in our daily lives. Light refreshments and items like soaps, towels and shampoo pouches were distributed towards the end of the session.