Sensitive Teacher, Successful Student: A Look at Khushii’s ‘Manobal’
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by Team Di
4d ago
As a social media & digital content intern at KHUSHII, I recently had the opportunity to attend a teacher training session under the flagship programme Manobal. Before attending the session, I had read about the programme itself, and my interest was piqued as the approach was not only innovative but also grounded in reality. Manobal aims to psycho-educate 2,000 government school teachers and raise awareness about their own mental health as well as their students’. My assignment – recording videos, photos, and testimonials from participants – left me with a familiar mix of excitement and n ..read more
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Unveiling the Menstrual Enigma: From Taboos to Empowerment
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by Team Di
6M ago
Do you remember your first periods/menarche? Did anyone tell you what periods are and why they happen? Or did you have the same fate as many girls in India that you found yourself perplexed and didn’t know, why suddenly there was blood coming out of your private part (Vagina)? Or did you see pads lying in your house and had no idea what it was used for? Or your family felt uncomfortable when any sanitary napkin advertisement came on TV? If the answer to any question asked above was ‘Yes’, then the need to challenge the culture of shame and silence around menstrual health and hygiene is yours ..read more
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“Manoshakti: My Moment of Joy” – Illuminating Young Lives
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by Team Di
1y ago
Manoshakti: Illuminating Young Lives Through a Year Long Program for Underprivileged Children In a world marked by disparities, a beacon of hope shines bright through a transformative initiative – the “Manoshakti: My Moment of Joy” program. Spanning a year, this project has been silently rewriting the narratives of underprivileged children. The Global Context Globally, an estimated 385 million children live in extreme poverty, facing not only financial hardships but also limited access to quality education, healthcare, and recreational activities. This dire situation often leads to social exc ..read more
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Zero-tolerance for bullying KHUSHII standing against bullying in schools
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by Team Di
1y ago
Just like any regular routine, the counsellor Ms. Deepika Singh was keen on selecting an interesting topic for the students in intervention school in Mumbai. With her past two years of experience, many cases of bullying were reported to her. Initially she would hear out the cases of the victims in individual sessions. However, this did not yield much success. Then it struck her to address this concern on a bigger platform. Let’s learn little about it… Bullying is an aggressive behaviour affecting individuals not only in their adolescent years, but also well into their adulthood. Bullying m ..read more
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Yuvashree – active learner and passionate about sports
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by Team Di
1y ago
Yuvashree, a class 8th student, the eldest in a four-member family from Padappai, Chennai, was unable to express herself and froze when asked to come up in front of her class or on stage. An active learner and passionate about sports, Yuvashree hit a brick wall because of growing anxiety. So much so that she stopped taking part in competitions and games. Her parents, who are daily wagers, did not know what was wrong with her and felt hopeless to see their bright spark dim. DYK – According to World Health Organisation (WHO) data on mental health, every 1 in 3 adolescents will suffer from an an ..read more
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Dignity kits enhance enrolment and keep girls in school
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by Team Di
1y ago
The COVID-19 pandemic and extreme poverty have added to the challenges female students’ face living in a predominantly patriarchal society. One of the impacts is on menstruating girls. Menstrual absorbents are essential for self-respect, physical and psychosocial wellbeing. Lack of access to menstrual absorbents causes girls to miss school. They feel embarrassed going to school during their periods. And use unhygienic materials such as rags instead of pads. Dignity kits are means of providing protection, wellbeing, mobility and hygiene for menstruating girls. Periods do not stop for the pande ..read more
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Sexual Health and Reproductive Education
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by Team Di
1y ago
Introduction to SH&RE SH&RE (Sexual Health and Reproduction Education) is an initiative that seeks to build access to sexual and reproductive healthcare education for women from underprivileged communities in India, with an emphasis on anganwadi workers and young women from local communities. This Handbook, as an extension of the initiative, serves as a guide to communicate about sexual and reproductive health in a sensitive, culturally aware, and scientifically informed perspective Through the SH&RE Handbook, we will explore topics in women’s sexual and reproductive health, start ..read more
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A LOST GENERATION & WHAT WE MUST DO
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by Team Di
1y ago
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit different strata of society in distinctively catastrophic ways. Impaired by disruption of education in their formative years, the young ones are the most affected by catastrophic impacts affecting an entire generation. In mid-April 2020, according to UNESCO, 192 countries abruptly shut schools across the globe to contain the spread of COVID-19. The required critical step to curb the spread of the virus has cast a dark shadow over the future of millions of children across the globe. “463 million children were unable to access remote learning resources during loc ..read more
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KHUSHII’s Sexual Health & Reproductive Education (SH&RE)
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by Team Di
1y ago
SH&RE (Sexual Health and Reproduction Education) is an initiative that seeks to build opportunities for training and awareness in sexual and reproductive healthcare for women from disadvantaged communities, particularly the anganwadi workers and adolescents from local communities. SH&RE is led by Noor Sawhney, student of Wellington College, UK, chosen over a pool of applicants in this year’s Open Call for Social And Rural Development Initiatives (SRDI) by KHUSHII. Noor is deeply passionate about leading initiatives towards gender equality in India and is an active member of the Wellin ..read more
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KHUSHII places women on the path to financial independence
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by Team Di
1y ago
Empowering women with livelihood skills and opportunities as a step towards creating income security for marginalised households is a core intervention of KHUSHII’s community development programme. Recently, KHUSHII helped a group of women, who are being skilled in tailoring at its Vocational Training Centre, Bhiwadi, bag an order for producing 5,000 pieces of cloth bags – providing an impetus to their journey towards self-reliance. The order was placed by Federal-Mogul Powertrain as part of their sustainability initiative and meeting the company’s commitment to supporting vulnerable communit ..read more
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