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  • Writer's pictureMohit Modi

Nurturing Health and Awareness: ISCI Foundation's National Nutrition Month Initiative


Introduction

In a pioneering effort to mark National Nutrition Month, the ISCI Foundation joined forces with the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to address a pressing issue that affects adolescent girls in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. This unique initiative aimed to identify anemic girls, raise awareness about anemia, educate them about other diseases, and provide crucial guidance on personal safety through discussions on 'good touch' and 'bad touch.' The focal point of this initiative was a Hemoglobin and Eye Testing Camp, held at Government Secondary School, Sirol, organized collaboratively by ISCI Foundation and Ratan Jyoti Netralaya.


Efficiency through Collaboration

The success of this endeavor was rooted in collaboration. ISCI Foundation, together with Ratan Jyoti Netralaya, brought together medical expertise and community engagement to make a meaningful impact. The dedicated efforts of NGO volunteers, Gaurav, Sunil ji, and Deepa ji, played a pivotal role in ensuring the camp's efficient organization.


Empowering Through Education

The core of this initiative revolved around education and empowerment. Dr. Veena Pradhan and Sweta Modi, experts in child psychology and health, led the educational component of the camp. Through interactive role-playing activities, they engaged the adolescent girls in discussions about 'good touch' and 'bad touch,' fostering awareness about personal safety. In today's world, empowering young girls with this knowledge is of paramount importance, equipping them to protect themselves from potential harm.


Beyond personal safety, the camp also aimed to address health issues. Dr. Veena Pradhan and Sweta Modi provided valuable insights into anemia, its causes, and practical ways to combat it. This knowledge empowers these young girls to take charge of their health and well-being, addressing a prevalent issue that can have long-term consequences if left unattended.


A Glimpse into the Future

ISCI Foundation's partnership with IMA, supported by the diligent efforts of volunteers and healthcare experts, serves as an exemplary model of collaborative community engagement. By addressing health issues, promoting personal safety, and fostering awareness, this initiative not only empowers adolescent girls but also contributes to a healthier and safer society.


As we celebrate National Nutrition Month, let us acknowledge and support initiatives like this one, which not only promote physical health but also empower the youth with the knowledge and confidence to navigate the complexities of the modern world.


Conclusion

ISCI Foundation's National Nutrition Month initiative reflects its commitment to community well-being, empowerment, and awareness. By providing valuable education and healthcare services, the ISCI Foundation continues to be a beacon of hope, working tirelessly to create a brighter, healthier future for all.

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