Door Step School, in collaboration with Nielsen, organized a health, hygiene and educational awareness campaign on 11th June at Undri. The event covered two slums of the area. The slums of Undri are largely occupied by construction workers, a community which generally shares its joys and sorrows together but never inhabits a place for too long. In their transient nature of work, people from this community may often neglect the importance of education of their children and well being of their family. Thus, it becomes essential to make them aware of the importance of education, health and hygiene.
Although Door Step School has been working in Undri, it was the first time such a large group of 40 enthusiastic volunteers from Nielsen joined us for the cause. We marched with banners stressing on the importance of education, health and hygiene.
Thereafter, a skit was performed on both the sites in the local language of the people. Not only did the audience enjoy the skit but they also understood and promised to practice the message conveyed through the play.
The team then distributed hygiene supplies including dental care items and body washes to the children.
On the whole, it was a memorable evening for everyone involved. The workers at the Undri sites understood the message of cleanliness and education; the associates got the satisfaction of having done something good for the society.
Contributed by Neevi Palival, edited by Anusheel Pandey