TCWCT conducts Swine Flu Prevention Campaign

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust (TCWCT), a Vadodara based 80G non-governmental organization, conducted an education and communication (IEC) campaign to prevent swine flu cases in coordination with the Vadodara Municipal Corporation.  

Gujarat is battling an alarming spike in swine flu cases this year. This deathly march of swine flu has authorities and people worried as it is reminiscent of the 2015 outbreak when Gujarat had recorded second-highest — 517 — deaths in the country.

The IEC campaign conducted today at Kavi Premanand School, Vadodara where our organization held an awareness program for400 students. TCWCT staff displayed a video and distributed informational pamphlets promoting precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus which causes swine flu.  

Mr. Raj Luhar, the Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust said, “People affected by cold, cough and throat pain should to go to screening centers such as the SSG Hospital Outpatient Department (OPD) which will remain open on weekends and holidays.”  People were also asked to keep themselves away from crowds and wash their hands often.  Symptoms of swine flu include high fever, runny nose, sore throat, frequent sneezing and coughing.  Mr. Raj Luhar continued saying, “Swine flu is curable if diagnosed in the early stage.”

TCWCT conducts Swine Flu Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust (TCWCT), a Vadodara based 80G non-governmental organization, conducted an education and communication (IEC) campaign to prevent swine flu cases in coordination with the Vadodara Municipal Corporation.  

Gujarat is battling an alarming spike in swine flu cases this year. This deathly march of swine flu has authorities and people worried as it is reminiscent of the 2015 outbreak when Gujarat had recorded second-highest — 517 — deaths in the country.

The IEC campaign conducted today at Gitamandir School Pratapnagar, Vadodara where our organization held an awareness program for 200 students. TCWCT staff displayed a video and distributed informational pamphlets promoting precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus which causes swine flu.  

Mr. Raj Luhar, the Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust said, “People affected by cold, cough and throat pain should to go to screening centers such as the SSG Hospital Outpatient Department (OPD) which will remain open on weekends and holidays.”  People were also asked to keep themselves away from crowds and wash their hands often.  Symptoms of swine flu include high fever, runny nose, sore throat, frequent sneezing and coughing.  Mr. Raj Luhar continued saying, “Swine flu is curable if diagnosed in the early stage.”

TCWCT Conducted Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools Event

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust (TCWCT), a Vadodara based 80G non-governmental organization, conducted a WASH in Schools Event for 100 students at Manjulaben Khushalchand School in Baranpura, Vadodara.  

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) event for local students was modelled on a child-friendly, interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on life skills, community service activities and peer-to-peer interaction.  The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion through Schools project is a hands-on approach to teaching and learning about WASH.  The project employs a package of seven components:

Safe Handling of Drinking Water
Safe Disposal of Wastewater
Safe Disposal of Human Excreta
Disposal of Solid Waste
Household Sanitation and Food Hygiene
Personal Hygiene
Community Sanitation

Poor sanitation, water scarcity, inferior water quality and inappropriate hygiene behaviour are disastrous for infants and young children and are a major cause of mortality for children under five.  Those conditions are also detrimental to the health of school-aged children, who spend long hours in schools. The physical environment and cleanliness of a school facility can significantly affect the health and well-being of children. Disease spreads quickly in cramped spaces with limited ventilation, where hand-washing facilities or soap are not available, and where toilets are in disrepair.  Too often, schools are places where children become ill.

“Every child- friendly school requires appropriate WASH initiatives that keep the school environment clean and free of smells and inhibit the transmission of harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites,” said Mr. Jugal Thakkar, Program Director of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.  He continued, saying “The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust continues to focus on building sustainable livelihoods and resilience, so that people are able to help themselves.”

TCWCT Conducted Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools Event

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust (TCWCT), a Vadodara based 80G non-governmental organization, conducted a WASH in Schools Event for 250 students at Bharti Vidyalay in Baranpura, Vadodara.  

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) event for local students was modelled on a child-friendly, interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on life skills, community service activities and peer-to-peer interaction.  The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion through Schools project is a hands-on approach to teaching and learning about WASH.  The project employs a package of seven components:

Safe Handling of Drinking Water
Safe Disposal of Wastewater
Safe Disposal of Human Excreta
Disposal of Solid Waste
Household Sanitation and Food Hygiene
Personal Hygiene
Community Sanitation

Poor sanitation, water scarcity, inferior water quality and inappropriate hygiene behaviour are disastrous for infants and young children and are a major cause of mortality for children under five.  Those conditions are also detrimental to the health of school-aged children, who spend long hours in schools. The physical environment and cleanliness of a school facility can significantly affect the health and well-being of children. Disease spreads quickly in cramped spaces with limited ventilation, where hand-washing facilities or soap are not available, and where toilets are in disrepair.  Too often, schools are places where children become ill.

“Every child- friendly school requires appropriate WASH initiatives that keep the school environment clean and free of smells and inhibit the transmission of harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites,” said Mr. Jugal Thakkar, Program Director of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.  He continued, saying “The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust continues to focus on building sustainable livelihoods and resilience, so that people are able to help themselves.”

TCWCT Provides Clean Drinking Water in Vadodara

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust (TCWCT), a Vadodara based 80G non-governmental organization, distributed Clean Drinking Water of over 3000 people.  As part of its Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program (WASH), The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust contributes to the realization of children’s rights to survival and development by providing increased equitable and sustainable access to, and use of, safe water and basic sanitation services, and to promote improved hygiene.

Water is a fundamental human need. 2,300 people die every day from water-related diseases.  Each person on Earth requires at least 20 to 50 liters of clean, safe water a day for drinking, cooking, and simply keeping themselves clean.  “Polluted water isn’t just dirty–it’s deadly,” said Rupali P. Shukla, Vice-President of The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust.  She continued, saying “The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust will continue to address water-related ailments–many of which are easily preventable.”