Shrimad Rajchandra Health Education & Awareness Lessons (HEAL) teaches people about health-related topics like pregnancy, childbirth, immunization, nutrition and hygiene. These lessons are especially important to dispel long held superstitious beliefs about the causes of illness.
SRLC has a dedicated centre in Dharampur to implement this initiative, called Shrimad Rajchandra Health Education Centre for Adolescents where we conduct lectures and workshops for adolescents, mainly girls, as they are the future mothers to be. Through the medium of posters, models, PowerPoint presentations and interactive games, we impart education on subjects such as nutrition, hygiene, puberty, safe mother-hood, child care etc. We also emphasis on social issues like avoiding child marriage, opting for higher education and becoming self-reliant so that future generations do not suffer. We also conduct these health awareness drives on a regular basis in remote areas in and around Valsad District to convey our message across and make sure that people easily remember what they have learnt.
These informative sessions are especially significant in rural India, where superstitious beliefs compel people to consult witch doctors rather than come to a hospital. Health awareness lessons improve the general health and well-being of the community. They also curb the occurrence of many common health risks and the ensuing trauma faced by patients and their relatives.