Our Work in Schools in Punjab

 

 

 

Thank you for donating to Jeevans Gift foundation.  Currently, the funds raised are being used on two projects

1. Installation of RO systems for clean drinking water in schools in Punjab.

Indian Schools and Drinking Water.

India has one of the largest numbers of school going children, especially in rural areas with about 6.3 lakh rural schools. As per National Family Health Survey 75 percent of the children in the age group of 6-14 years are attending schools in rural areas. A matter of concern is that out of these 6.3 lakh rural schools only 44 per cent have water supply facilities. And  most  of the schools that have drinking water facilites  do nor have clean drinking water. As result of consumption of contaminated water 30 per cent of all children under the age of three had fever, another 20 per cent had diarrhoea, and another 20 per cent had symptoms of acute respiratory infection13. These figures portray a grim picture with almost half of Indian children suffering some form of ailment.

Clean water mission:

The scale of problem of water borne diseases in India is tremendous, the question is how do you solve this problem? Are we capable of making a change?  Our approach at Jeevan’s Gift Foundation is to take a step at a time and change things gradually. We decided to survey schools in rural areas of Punjab and see how we can help in the fight against water born diseases.  We believe a simple way is to install Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems in schools. Although Reverse Osmosis sounds like a complex system it is really a simple and straightforward water filtration process. And it’s not a new process. High-pressure (pump driven) reverse osmosis systems have been used for years to   desalinate  water – to convert contaminated water  to drinking water. Since last one month  we have installed RO systems in several schools in Punjab near the region of Kapurthala. Installation is phase one and in phase two we monitor the quality of water on regular basis to make sure that the quality of water remains good.

 

2. Hearing Aids Programme in Kapurthala.

The prevalence of deafness in India is fairly significant. It is the second most common cause of disability. Approximately 63 million people (6.3%) in India suffer from significant auditory loss. Rehabilitation of hearing impaired children in India remains a challenging task. Early detection and intervention are the mainstay of this initiative . We at  Jeevan’s Gift Fondation are working closely  with local organisation on a programme in Kapurthala to help impaired children and make difference to their lives.

The Programme is generating following benefits:

  • Distribution of Hearing Aids to Children in Kapurthala, also providing various services like prevention, early identification, treatment,referral,rehablilitation etc for hearing   impairment and deafness.
  • Improved Service Network with for people with hearing impairment in Kapurthala.
  • Awareness creations amongst grassroots workers and families of the children.
  • Community participation to prevent hearing loss through village bodies.

 

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