Arogya Prabodhini works for adolescent education and health related issues in rural Maharashtra. It was set up in 2002.
Their main activities are:
Medical Relief: (i) Tobacco Control Workshop: In FY15, 15 workshops for village heads and officials were organized with the financial support of Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation and technical support of Salaam Mumbai Foundation. Awareness programmes were conducted about the ill effects of tobacco chewing and de-addiction activities. In FY15, 52 programmes were conducted in schools and 12,500 children benefited. (ii) Rural friendly health clinic – People from various villages are advised about treatments in the rural clinic and complicated cases are referred to the District hospital. In FY15, nearly 4,760 patients benefited. (iii) Health education and Health camps – Awareness programmes are conducted on diarrhoea, anorectal disease, dengue, and malaria in the villages of Wadsa taluka. Around 2,060 rural people attended the programmes. (iv) Dental check-up camps – For providing the clinical backup to the No-tobacco programme, the NGO arranged 3 dental check-up camps for school students with the help of dentists from nearby towns. Around 370 rural students benefited. (v) Programme for senior citizens – This includes monitoring of blood pressure and sugar levels of rural senior citizens. Around 1,874 seniors benefited in FY15. (vi) Traditional health healers programme – To encourage use of traditional medicines, seminars were arranged. (vii) Hand wash awareness programme – For spreading awareness about the importance of washing hands among students and teachers. (viii) Awareness about HIV/AIDS – To explain the dangers of HIV/AIDS, awareness programmes were conducted with the help of posters and slide shows.
Education: Adolescent education is one of the main programmes of the organisation. In FY15, they reached about 2,638 students and 850 women of Mahila Bachat Gat. Also, in FY15 a Book Fair was arranged with the help of National Book Trust. The NGO also organises various youth awareness camps and competitions to encourage more children to enrol in schools.
Other programmes: A variety of other programmes were conducted, such as construction of Gymnasium hall, International Women’s Day programme (126 women participated), Tree plantation programme (76 trees were planted), Capacity Building Programme, Salaam Mumbai workshop, etc.
Income Rs5 lac
Expense Rs5 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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