We Can't Do It Alone , We Need Your Support

We Can't Do It Alone , We Need Your Support
To Provide awareness regarding Girl Child Education , Menstrual Hygiene ,Girls Toilet , Sanitation and Safe Drinking Water , to thousands of families to make there lives Healthy and Happier !!! Please Support Our Fundraising Campaign To Reach Out To 25,000 Targeted Families In 5 States of India PLEASE MAKE THIS PICTURE YOUR COVER PAGE JUST FOR A DAY AT LEAST ! DONATE & SHARE AT : http://igg.me/at/heeals

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Menstrual Hygiene Helps Education



Menstrual hygiene is essential. It ensures that you can continue with your daily routine such as going to school or going to work. It can also prevent potential situations of embarrassment and in turn, make you feel confident about yourself and your body. In this sense, maintaining proper menstrual hygiene is important for your wellbeing and development.
To manage menstruation hygienically and with dignity, it is essential that women and girls have access to water and sanitation.

In India, girls struggle to go to school because of the lack of infrastructure, understanding related to their hygiene and access to modern sanitary products. 66 % of girl schools do not have functioning girl toilets. Girls might be missing as much as 10 to 20% of school days due to menstruation, many are ashamed to go to school.40 % of girls drop out of school due to the lack of functioning girl toilets.

Many schools do not support adolescent girls or female teachers in managing menstrual hygiene with dignity. Inadequate water and sanitation facilities make managing menstruation very difficult. The school girls generally described menstruation as a time of anxiety, embarrassment and discomfort especially at school, leading to low concentration in class.23 % of girls drop out of school every year due to a lack of menstrual hygiene facilities at school. Well designed and appropriate water, sanitation and hygiene facilities that address menstrual hygiene can make a significant difference to the schooling experience of girls. If toilets are not clean, then students will fall ill and won’t be able to attend school.

Menstruation is a natural process, but in most parts of the world it is taboo and most people, men in particular, find menstrual hygiene a difficult subject to talk about.

Sometimes, young girls grow up with a limited knowledge of menstruation because their mothers are shy to discuss about the issues with them. Adult women may themselves not be aware of the biological facts or good hygienic practices.
Men and boys typically know even less, but it is important for them to understand menstrual hygiene so they can support their wives, daughters, mothers and students. If schools build functioning toilets for girls, it can be a first step for the hygiene. HEEALS helps girls, boys and even teachers to understand about girls’ needs. HEEALS helps to change the mentality by inform children on water, sanitation and menstrual hygiene so they can become an aware society. Dramas, stories, documentary films and games are some of the good communication tools using by them to provide the information they need.

By -Cathy
Picture:Heeals


Food Hygiene In School

Food Hygiene In School




Education in India is provided by the public sector as well as the private sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: central, state, and local. Public/government schools: Most schools in India are funded and run by the government.
However, the public education system faces serious challenges, including a lack of adequate infrastructure, insufficient funding, a shortage of staff and scarce facilities.

What is food hygiene?
Food hygiene are the conditions and measures necessary to ensure the safety of food from production to consumption.

The 13th of July 2013, in Patna, 22 children died to have eaten in their canteens. The food was served in receipt with chemical problems.
More recently,the 25th of February 2016, in Mumbai, 100 children went at the hospital after having mid-day meal in a government school. No one died but that it would have be a tragedy.

The hygiene problem is always the same, people have to eat with her hand. They don't have plates, spoons and forks to eat.And it is not always clean. People are not informed about hygiene.
Things have to chance to ameliorate hygiene conditions. If nothing changes,the parents won’t send their children to school if they know their children will die. Consequence:decrease of Indian alphabetization.

Is it normal to send children to school and there are risks of disease, infection and malnutrition?

The government has put a new condition to help poor families to send children to school. The program is to pay the canteen for all families. This is a very good thing happening.

A kid who doesn't like the food, doesn't eat. Children should have the choice of what they want to eat to ameliorate malnutrition problem.

On the TV, the government should tell to the population how they can ameliorate hygiene condition at schools and at home. If the government does this television program, everyone could change their provided hygiene and India will be less sick.

Heeals needs your support and volunteers to change to improve the living conditions. Your action, even the smallest, will change the life of Indian people.

By-Nelson 
Picture : Heeals


Thursday, 9 June 2016

New Supporter , Hollywood Actor Cliff Taylor !

Hi Everyone !
Meet Our New Supporter, ‪#‎Hollywood‬ ‪#‎Actor‬ Cliff Taylor .
He is giving one of his best song & music to our short documentary film "Water - AAb" and to many others to upcoming films and works !
We are very thankful to him for supporting our work and film .
Cliff Taylor 





Sunday, 5 June 2016

Let’s Go Wild For Life On This Year World Environment Day !

one horn rhinoceros
This year’s theme for WED (World Environment Day) – Go Wild for Life – encourages you to celebrate all those species under threat and take action of your own to help safeguard them for future generations. This can be about animals or plants that are threatened within your local area as well as at the national or global level - many local extinctions will eventually add up to a global extinction! Whoever you are, and wherever you live, show zero-tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife in word and deed, and make a difference.
The world is filled with endangered species of animals, many of which can be found in India. While some of these species are critically endangered, some are near threatened and some are even extinct. There are some species that are left in such few numbers that your next generation may not be able to ever see them, if nothing is done for their conservation.
Below are the list of animals which need special attention for their protection and conservation. To stop illegal animal trade and join our Green earth promote & protect environment project.
Huge efforts to counter the illicit trade - including stronger policies, awareness campaigns and investments in community conservation and law enforcement - have scored some great successes. However, many species remain at risk and it will take a dedicated and sustained effort by each and every one of us to turn the tide.
How can we do it? More people need to understand the damage this illicit business is doing to our environment, livelihoods, communities and security. We must change our habits and behaviour so that demand for illegal wildlife products falls. More awareness and action pushes governments and international bodies to introduce and enforce tougher laws and combat those still willing to break them.
snow lepard

Kashmir Red Stag (Hangul)

Indian Bison (Gaur)


Asiatic-lion

Bengal Tiger 

blackbuck

nilgiri tahr

Lion Tailed Macaque








































Let’s Join Together to Fight against the illegal wildlife trade and to save the endangered species before them extinct. We need to protect environment from threats ranging from wildlife crime to pollution.
source:http://wed2016.com/
Join At: Communications@heeals.org


Friday, 20 May 2016

Humans damaging the environmrent faster than it can recover.

Degradation of the world’s natural resources by humans is rapidly outpacing the planet’s ability to absorb the damage, meaning the rate of deterioration is increasing globally, the most comprehensive environmental study ever undertaken by the UN has found.
The study, which involved 1,203 scientists, hundreds of scientific institutions and more than 160 governments brought together by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), concludes that without radical action the level of prosperity that millions of people in the developed world count on will be impossible to maintain or extend to poorer countries.
Water scarcity is the scourge of some of the poorest regions on Earth, the study f
ound, leaving developing countries increasingly unable to feed themselves, and causing hardship for millions of people. There appears little prospect of this dire situation being remedied, according to the UN, without radical action being taken.
Water sources are under increasing threat from population growth, climate change, rapid urbanisation, rising levels of consumption, and the degradation of lands that previously provided a natural replenishment of water resources.The study is intended as an aid to the world’s efforts to combat climate and other environmental threats .as it highlights the difficulties of improving the lives of people in developing countries and tackling global warming, while food resources come under continuing pressure.
UNEP found the rate of damage to the natural environment was increasing globally, despite concerted efforts to persuade governments to take measures to improve the condition of vital natural resources, such as water, land and the seas.
“If current trends continue, and the world fails to enact solutions that improve patterns of production and consumption, if we fail to use natural resources sustainably, then the state of the world’s environment will continue to decline,” warned Achim Steiner, executive director of UNEP.
He said the tools for improving the environment for millions of people existed in developed countries but were in danger of not being used.
The study, using decades of scientific data, found that basic measures to tackle some of the key causes of environmental damage were still not being taken. These included measures to reduce air pollution ,such as changes to vehicles ,the damage to marine eco systems which can have a huge effect on fish stocks on which hundreds of millions of people depend; and the degradation of land when modern agricultural method were pursued without regard to the longer-term consequences.Despite the recent global agreement on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, signed in Paris last December, global carbon output continues to rise. The report argues this will put a long-term strain on the ability of developing economies to feed their own people as the result of changes such as increased droughts and floods.
Climate change is exacerbated by the emissions of greenhouse gases from agriculture, including the leaching of nitrous oxide – a powerful greenhouse gas – from run-off emissions and incorrectly stored animal manure.
These sources increased by more than a quarter between 2000 and 2010, the report found.
Other problem areas identified in the report included glaciers in the Andes, which provide vital water resources for tens of millions of people, but which are shrinking as the climate warms.
In rich countries, these problems have built up over decades and centuries while economic growth was pursued at the expense of the environment. Subsequent efforts to remedy the environment have met with partial success. But in developing countries, the path of future development has more potential to change, which has encouraged international institutions to devise more sustainable growth pathways that are supposed both to alleviate poverty and preserve the environment. If they follow the same pattern of growth, then the danger of irreparable environmental damage will intensify, the study’s authors conclude.
They recommend an increased awareness of the environmental impact of development. For instance, exploiting water resources can be made more sustainable by recycling water where possible, and changing agriculture so that wasteful methods of irrigation are replaced by more efficient ones.
Developing countries should also change their methods of dealing with waste, the report found, so as to protect clean water sources and prevent the burning of solid waste in landfill dumps.
source:theguardian.com
picture :heeals 



Sunday, 15 May 2016

Soapbox Team In India


Finally Soapbox Team Was At HEEALS Office .

We Had A Great Meeting With Our Partner Organization Soapbox To Discuss How We Can Continuously Strive To strengthen Our Ties With Them .Proud To Be A Soapbox Partner!