Ekam Foundation Mumbai is a registered charitable trust and an NGO for child education and medical help that works for better quality health, education, and well-being of every child irrespective of economic status, race, and religious background. The two main verticals of our work cover health and education.
Ekam Foundation Mumbai initiated its School Health Programme, an awareness program focusing on Health and Hygiene among the primary schools of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), with the sole intention of instilling a behavioral change in the children, lowering morbidity and mortality due to common infectious diseases, and promoting overall health. This program has covered the following topics
In 2019-2020, we held year-long workshops on Healthy Eating Habits as part of a four-year spectrum of health and hygiene topics. We focused on nutrition and dietary practices in the fifth year. According to research, despite available resources, lack of awareness frequently leads to undernutrition, which jeopardises children’s survival, growth and development, as well as the strength and capacity of a community. As a result, it was deemed appropriate to spread nutrition and balanced diet awareness following our previous programs on drinking water, hand hygiene, and sanitation. School is an important platform, providing an efficient and effective means of reaching many children, as well as their families and community members.
We at Ekam Foundation Mumbai develop our own Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials, which include a 35-40 minute digital presentation as well as other collaterals such as posters, standees, book labels, badges, and so on. The presentation includes engaging stories centered on central characters to whom children can relate.
The SHP Program serves primary schools run by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and Thane Municipal Corporation. For greater reach, we also run our program in low-income private or public schools. All collaterals are created in-house with the assistance of professional agencies. Every year, the Ekam Foundation Mumbai conducts research on a new topic and finalizes the content. Experts assess content based on the subject matter and child-friendliness. The main message is woven throughout the stories so children can relate to it. The SHP Programme caters to primary schools run by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and Thane Municipal Corporation. For greater reach, we also run our program in low-income private or public schools.
School Health Program
School Health Programme (SHP) is one of Ekam Foundation Mumbai’s flagship programmes that focuses on spreading awareness about health, sanitation, nutrition, and many other topics that are not covered by a school’s academic curriculum.
SHP is designed mainly for primary students from low-middle income schools as they are more likely to be unaware of the issues covered in the programme.
SHP is conducted through interactive sessions where students are encouraged to participate and made aware of the issues covered by the programme.
SHP has helped over 6 lakh students across 1400 schools in India from 2014-2020.
SHP covers health and sanitation related topics like handwashing & personal hygiene, toilet & sanitation, oral health, and safe drinking water.
School Health Programme teaches unaware children about the importance of health and sanitation through interactive sessions and rewards children for their active participation.
Ekam Foundation Mumbai creates an animated video for SHP sessions and weaves an interactive story based on the topic of the session. Students are encouraged to actively participate during the sessions and are handed out badges related to the topic as rewards.