Health on Wheels” - A Mobile Medical Hospital for Underprivileged - Aahwahan Foundation

 “Health on Wheels” - A Mobile Medical Hospital for Underprivileged !!!

It is our second Mobile Medical Hospital service for rural healthcare. Hospitals in rural India are overburdened, understaffed, and ill-equipped. The doctor-patient ratio in India is less than the WHO prescribed limit of 1:1000. Our mobile medical van can provide cost-effective treatment to people in rural areas.
The mobile van comprises a driver, a nurse, and a doctor visiting one village per day and providing Outpatient Physical Therapy to patients in inaccessible rural areas. The schedule would be shared in advance with the villagers for better coordination. Through this innovative program, Aahwahan Foundation aims to bridge the gap between the acute shortage of medical care and service delivery in rural areas










Nutrient Kit distribution camp- Aahwahan Foundation

 Nutrient Kit distribution camp conducted by

AAhwahan Foundation

. I am thankful to

Vinayak Bhatt - Vedicgrace Astrology

Chief Guest Mr. Satish Sharma Ji &
Vinayak Bhatt - Vedicgrace Astrology
Ji Jayveer Chaudhary , Vikas Sharma





Aahwahan Foundation Nutrition Food programme for underprivileged Children in India

 Aahwahan Foundation Nutrition Food programme for underprivileged Children in India

Nutrition for children is based on the same core principles as nutrition for adults. The key is a healthy and appropriate balance of diet and exercise, as well as, a conducive lifestyle. The five main food groups include grains, dairy, protein, vegetables, and fruit, and are generally a good starting point for any diet. The portions of each respective food group will depend heavily on age, genetic makeup, and physical activity. It is important to understand each food group to develop a well-balanced and nutritious diet for your child.so Aahwahan Foundation is providing Nutrition Food packets to underprivileged children




Tree Plantation by Aahwahan Foundation

 

Trees give off oxygen that we need to breathe. Trees reduce the amount of storm water runoff, which reduces erosion and pollution in our waterways and may reduce the effects of flooding. Many species of wildlife depend on trees for habitat. Trees provide food, protection, and homes for many birds and mammals.




Aahwahan Foundation intiative for tree plantation
Kindly check our Befor and after Impact of Tree plantation

A LIBRARY - Kindling Rays of Hope

 


On a chilling evening in December 2014, I was on my way to a restaurant to celebrate the birthday party of my close friend. I was travelling with my friend and her parents in a car. At a traffic signal, I couldn’t help but notice that an emaciated beggar was rummaging through the garbage in search of food, he was very scantily dressed and shivering.  The most heart-wrenching moment was when my friend’s parents though took pity on his wretched condition, offered him nothing for they did not ‘have any change’. Since I was penniless at that moment, I could only restrict myself to pity his plight with sorrowful glances. When I narrated the incident to my maternal grandfather, a retired public servant, he encouraged me to be the crutch of our fellow Indians who suffered from pathetic socio-economic status.

I also used to travel a fairly long distance to my school at Ranchi, Jharkhand from the heart of the town to the extreme suburbs on the fringes of the district which was a village. The poverty and plight of individuals in the vicinity to school was quite evident and an unpleasant sight. It seemed as if the sight of illiteracy, poverty, malnourishment, shabbily and scantily dressed village residents had been impregnated in my mind as even thinking of their unfortunate condition was quite traumatising.


I then decided to fulfil my responsibility and carrying ahead the social learning beyond the school textbooks. One of the most triggering events was the launch of the nationwide movement, “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” in January,2015 when I was about to turn 13. I learnt about a Non-Governmental Organisation “Fallen Leaves” and to commence with community service volunteered there and decided to collect and donate books and stationery, old clothes, essential household commodities.  Among the humblest initiatives undertaken by the NGO were collection and distribution of usable warm woollen clothes to the impoverished families who sheltered themselves on the roadside or under the shattered roofs of slums even during from chilly winters. During the course of my interaction, I discovered that menstrual sanitation habits were either non-existent or very poor amongst these folks and as a young adolescent girl decided to contribute positively to this cause of encouraging them to use homemade sanitary pads which were reusable. 


In 2017, we moved to Bengaluru and took a while to adjust to the fast-paced lifestyle. One of the major challenges which I faced was to adapt to the abrupt change in school environment and peer group. I then learnt about “Aahwahan Foundation”, from my neighbourhood as a prestigious NGO which operates on a nationwide scale and is noted for its tremendous contributions. I became a volunteer. In no time I was associated with a team of like-minded individuals who were committed and dedicated in the noble work they did. All were of different age groups having very diversified background but all were unified by strong work ethic to serve the society and I am grateful to them for having nurtured further this quality within me. Mingling with numerous people of different social status, caste, colour and gender assisted me develop a very unique social circle and friends who have transformed me.The rich universal interaction developed strong intrinsic qualities in me and bolstered my inner self confidence and then the stage fear had evaporated, public speaking and debate skills mushroomed within me all of a sudden.
Aahwahan Foundation extends its wide domain of work to community development by promoting education, women empowerment, traditional means of agriculture etc. The NGO’s uniqueness lies in the fact that where urbanisation is rapidly being introduced even in the remotest villages, Aahwahan believes in promoting traditional economic systems which has been an inherent part of India’s culture such as handwoven clothes, handcrafted pottery etc. which are indigenous to the rural areas. 
As a volunteer at Aahwahan, I became aware in a much more practical way about the atrocities being hurled at our ecosystem. Though being completely aware of the benefits derived from trees, deforestation occurs at a wide scale. There is a very famous proverb that says, “We, the people, for the people.” And at Aahwahan, we do solemnly follow this saying; but we also have another proverb that’s very much popular amongst us. It goes like this: “We, the people, for the planet”. In order to compensate for the major damages suffered by our Mother Nature, the NGO organises a plantation drive in the months of June and July. I have participated in this drive planting saplings in my neighbourhood. 
One fine day a domestic help of mine informed during a chat that what the underprivileged receive from various organisations is not what they want but what is donated to them and moreover the donors contribute what they feel are worthy enough to be discarded from their houses or place of work. This rang a bell and struck my conscience as this is not what our work which is supposedly to serve the society must seem at the receiving end. 
I surfed the net and tried to recap what this section of the community actually wanted and realised that it could be broadly classified into clothes, toys, books, medicines, cleanliness, hygiene, utensils, ration etc.  I shared this idea and then started collecting from donors in a targeted manner under various categories as the donated items included  clothes and toys for infants and kids, old books and unused notebooks , stationery , sports goods, utensils , pots and pans, dust bins , door mats,  food products like biscuits, chocolates, carbonated drink bottles , clothes, footwear and sandals , old wall and table clocks, clothes for both the genders in all formats. After collecting the next stage was segregating which required a large number of volunteers and everything was broadly classified into infant products, kids and children product, books and stationery, food products, female garments, male garments, utensils, household utility products and kitchen products. This also called for cleaning the clothes which we had received. Each volunteer then pooled whatever each had collected and broadly segregated based on these categories. The next step was distributing and then on announced spaced dates we moved from one area to another and when the recipients lined up each of them were issued two tokens. The queuing up was prioritised in order of age and then gender. In batches of five the recipients were released to the collection area which was laid in open foldable desk and each recipient had an option of selecting any 2 products from the option available based on one owns individual needs. I still remember that a recent mother just walked up to the infant desk and picked up baby clothes and diapers. Similarly, an elderly lady just picked up a saree and a pair of sandals. A grandfather walked up to the children section and picked up an old badminton racket and books for her granddaughter. A middle-aged woman walked to the kitchen section and picked up a lidded dustbin and utensils and we also gave her a door mat to encourage hygiene. This was quite an experience of managing, mobilising and integrating the same with supply chain. We followed the principle of 4S – ‘Segregate’ and ‘Sanitise’, ‘Stockpile’ together the collection and then let the recipients choose and ‘Select’.  This process of 4S led to great satisfaction and a new dimension of thinking and learning.  I was an integral participant and we termed this as the Mahabazaar.
In similar fashion, I continued to try my utmost and volunteered on a regular basis with one single question burning inside my mind of how a large section of our country have their birth right snatched away and how they represent an astonishingly a humungous population of our society but enough isn’t done to uplift them. 
I had been unable to go the Aahwahan workplace since the lockdown was declared in March 2020 as the unfortunate pandemic had spread across the nation with cases increasing exponentially every day.A day came when I self-realized that if the world could work with requisite precaution then why not community service. Keeping those who live in remote areas and do not have access to proper medical care in my prayers, I realised that in the unprecedented times of COVID-19 wherein the entire education system is being sustained by technology, it is heart wrenching to realise that there are millions of unprivileged of my age who do not even have access to a diverse range of books.  
Though I was initially quite hesitant that many wouldn’t respond, I was overjoyed by the overwhelming response I received via WhatsApp and email which were coupled with questions such as my intention behind the book collection drive and the safeguard measures that would be taken during collecting amidst lockdown in the pandemic. The answer was obvious on the need to collect, and maintaining social distancing with minimal contact while collecting these old books. Necessary safe guards of face mask, sanitizers and gloves were also used in the process maintaining the social protocols. 
The large number of books were a burdensome load to be carried and since I was not accustomed to wearing gloves and face mask for a long time, I soon became uncomfortable and had difficulty in breathing while the collection. However, the thought of the smile lit on the child’s face who would now have books to read comforted me.
As the book collection for the first day got over, I realised that I had collected around 700+ books and was proud of my achievement but it was soon cut short by mother who made me realise that even half the work is not done as the task of segregating the books and packing them up in the boxes was pending. Indeed, it was challenging to do the same after having running up and down the buildings to collect books from everyone’s doorsteps. As I laboured to finish the work until midnight with my mother accompanying me and encouraging me. Both the days, I had to go make several trips to the same places as more and more people came forward to donate. The exact same procedure repeated the following day but both the days as I toiled through, I was showered with blessings and was fortunate to not only collect 1000+ book but also befriend so many people of all age groups who were helping me in my endeavours though I was nothing but a stranger to them. 


I am immensely grateful to Aahwahan for teaching me the selfless ways I can contribute towards our developing nation. Volunteering has helped me not only empower my community but also myself. I have learnt to communicate and celebrate the company of diversified communities which are an integral part of our society but also developed entrepreneurship skills. The enthusiasm and dedication of all the volunteers has shaped me to always stay dedicated and motivated to attain my goals. Looking at the joy of the impoverished people on receiving small donations from the NGO educated me to have an optimistic approach to life. The self-confidence and courage to bring about a revolution has amplified within me as Gandhi once said, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’.

Aahwahan Women Safety campaign to distribute sanitary pads to needy Female

 The Pandemic has forced all the people to stay in home, the fear of corona made it much easier to stay inside. But early morning every day you may hear bells and horn sounds from trucks to pick up rags and to clean the roads. Do you ever though who are these people? Let us introduce them in short. They are the unsung heroes of our pandemic, the Municipal Workers. Along with the doctors, government and police they work on front lines by risking their life. Like every other people they also have a family to take care and a life to live. But without considering all these, they play a vital role in preventing the spread of virus in our society.

We Aahwahan Foundation thought of recognizing these unsung super heroes and help them out by providing basic needs. During this pandemic, spending money on food and water also become difficult, in this situation we can understand how difficult it would be for a women to buy her mandatory need like sanitary pads, who works hard. So our team members provided them with sanitary pads, Masks, soaps and Medicine. All these products are essentials but this pandemic has made it more difficult to access. We Aahwahan showed a small act of gratitude towards the unsung heroes, the Municipal workers of our nation.

Independence Day Celebration Aahwahan Foundation

 























why CSR Funding for NGO ?

 

COVID-19 – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

 

Aahwahan Foundation is a non-profit organization with a big heart that is committed to bringing about a paradigm shift to the NGO space through our selfless and sustained service to restore the socially backward community’s dignity.

 

 

COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the globe. Governments are devising solutions that can support humanity prevail through this challenging period. Lockdowns and social distancing have been put in place. The Government of India is playing a crucial role through its efforts to spread awareness and by initiating actions to combat COVID-19. It is equally vital for organizations to contribute to the fight against COVID-19.

 

CSR to curb the spread of COVID-19

 

Recently, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs of the Indian Government has clarified that any expenditure of CSR funds for COVID – 19 is entitled to be considered a CSR activity. The factors behind this decision by the Government consists of the spread of COVID – 19 across India, the declaration by the WHO that COVID-19 is a pandemic, and the steps initiated by the Indian government as a response to a notified disaster.




 

Aahwahan Foundation would request companies to consider delivering relief and rehabilitation to individuals affected by COVID-19 with their CSR funds. As a country, we must be socially accountable while we also build our economy.

 

Existing best practices in CSR

 

Companies must adhere to Corporate Social Responsibility NGO practices while implementing programs – medical assistance, awareness campaigns, and supporting health workers, assisting marginalized communities. The efforts of the corporate sector must be aligned with governmental initiatives, instead of making separate decisions on where the money can be spent.

 

 

CSR Projects

 

COVID Medicare Kit

 

Aahwahan Foundation has initiated COVID -19 awareness campaigns in various slums located in Bangalore. Our team performed hand washing techniques and cough etiquettes for daily wage workers and migrant laborers. Individuals were advised to adhere to the methods in their everyday life and wash their hands for 20 to 30 seconds each time.

 

Personal distancing is the most appropriate way to prevent the spread of the disease, and that is the reason for the Government to order a lockdown. We requested them to cooperate with the Government for the overall wellbeing of the community. Most COVID -19 cases do not require any hospitalization, and intensive-care beds fill. Individuals must be prepared to care for themselves with the correct supplies to nurse the sick patient and ensure the health of other family members. The COVID Medicare Kit would consist of a mask and hand sanitizer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthcare Infrastructure

 

Mobile Medical Van

 

It is our latest service for rural healthcare. Hospitals in rural India are overburdened, understaffed, and ill-equipped. The doctor-patient ratio in India is less than the WHO prescribed limit of 1:1000. Our mobile medical van can provide cost-effective treatment to people in rural areas.  Mobile Medical Van is a CSR Projects by NGO in Bangalore.

 

The mobile van comprises of a driver, a nurse, and a doctor would visit one village per day and provide Outpatient Physical Therapy to patients in inaccessible rural areas. The schedule would be shared in advance with the villagers for better coordination. Through this innovative program, Aahwahan Foundation aims to bridge the gap between the acute shortage of medical care and service delivery in rural areas.

 

At present, the mobile medical van can be correctly be used to fight against COVID-19. We can visit various slums in urban settings along with rural areas to conduct testing and refer any positive cases to the public health authorities. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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