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India has a shortage of specialist doctors in rural areas. AIIMS launched 'SMART-India App' to train physicians at district hospitals to diagnose & manage acute stroke, which is the 2nd leading cause of chronic disability and mortality. #health #healthcare
Access to quality pre-school #education is necessary to develop learning capabilities. In Uzbekistan, mobile pre-schools travel to remotest parts offering education centered around developing creativity and analytical thinking. Enrolment went up to 60% from just 23%! #SDGs
Over 40 crore Indians do not have any financial cover for #health expenses! #healthcare #drf #drreddysfoundation
During a #pandemic like #Covid_19, to break the vaccine hesitancy, should a vaccination certificate be made mandatory to receive certain benefits from government schemes? #COVID19 #polloftheday #poll #drf #drreddysfoundation
Low availability and inadequate access to #braille books is the biggest problem for visually challenged community. Vembi Technologies designed an electronic Braille reader which automatically converts text to Braille. Supports Indian Languages! #inclusion #innovation #disability
Should insurance be made applicable for digital healthcare applications? #health #healthcare #insurance
Community & Social Development Project in Nigeria #empowers #communities by enabling them develop, implement & monitor micro-social infra projects based on needs and fostering #partnership between community,local govt. & public agencies. 491 projects executed till now! #SDGs
India recorded an average of 58,000 deaths from snakebites annually. @HSIGlobal & Liana Trust are using radio telemetry to track important information relating to the movements of snakes. Based on this information they give precise guidance to people during monsoons. #innovation
During #pandemics like #COVID, quick & reliable diagnostics play a crucial role in breaking the chain of transmission. Since laboratories find rural areas unsustainable for business, Governments can incentivize mobile Point-of-Care-Diagnostic units. #healthcare
Ensuring safety of doctors/healthcare workers is vital during a #pandemic. Madurai's MMHRC introduced Teladoc Health Robots to reduce patient-doctor contact and prevent spread. They carry out clinical examinations and control advanced diagnostic equipment. #healthcare #innovation
Yasmeen, a student at Kallam Anji Reddy Vidyalaya, wants to start a school for underprivileged children. Read her full story here: karvcollege.org/feature-storie… #education #empowerment
Conserving & restoring degraded forest landscapes is essential to combating global #climate change.@AstraZeneca is training 40,000 Indonesian farmers on agroforestry. Planted close to 2 million trees! #ClimateAction #SDGs @1t_org
Internet access in remote areas can help improve standard schooling. Qiqu Prefecture Boarding School in remote China works with charities and other organizations to build a network of expert English teachers to deliver classes in #school via the internet, from Beijing. #education
Learner Guide Program by @Camfed(Tanzania) connects graduate girls with marginalized students to provide life skills, mentoring, and links to social services which improve attendance & performance. In return, girls receive skills training for jobs.Amazing initiative!! #education
Increasing temperatures cause water loss from soil and increase soil temperature, reducing crop productivity. Our team introduced the mulching techniques to farmers, helping them retain moisture, reduce evaporation & erosion. #ClimateAction #climate #SDGs #ClimateCrisis
Globally 14% of food produced is lost between harvest and retail. To increase investment in saving this produce, laws that incentivize production and distribution of scalable solutions like community-owned solar storage & storage vehicles are necessary. #SDGs #foodwaste
Small amounts can be channelized regularly from a large population as donations for good causes. Smile For All sells Happiness Subscriptions worth Rs.500/month, to sponsor education of underprivileged children. They have 623 subscribers supporting #education of 1000 #children!
Children with #learning #disabilities get very little institutional support.@AttentionKart a tech-based platform uses #AI to understand children's learning needs and interests and provides them with relevant content. It generates data to help understand children better.#inclusion
High school students can play an important role as #community change agents. @SyngeneIntl selects and develops Child Health Activists to drive awareness on the early onset of Non-Communicable Diseases. They are trained to monitor and report high blood pressure cases.#healthcare
Monocrops are more vulnerable to #ClimateChange and also face greater problems related to weeds, pests & diseases. Kiran, our lead farmer underwent multiple trainings and adopted the right combination for intercropping to alleviate the risk of crop failure. #ClimateAction #SDGs
Pharmacies have enormous potential to drive community #healthcare. @Samhitadotorg and DigiHealth have partnered to provide a BP Monitor and weighing scale to pharmacists to do screening of walk-in customers and spread awareness on #hypertension, treatment, and lifestyle changes.
Availability of frontline #healthcare is limited and overworked during a #pandemic like #COVID. In Barasgaon village, ten women volunteers mobilized 400 villagers for vaccination by visiting their homes and addressing their hesitations through experiences of vaccinated members!
On this #InternationalDayOfGirlChild, let's pledge to make every effort to give girls an equal opportunity to grow. We are making every effort to provide an equal opportunity for a girl to pursue Sciences as a career through our Sashakt Scholarship. youtu.be/Jwz0dJkllvY
Considering affordability and accessibility of #healthcare in the country, people resort to pharmacies in rural areas for their #medical needs. Sehat Sathi helps the pharmacies to connect with more than 5000 #doctors online to provide consultations in rural areas. #drf
The number of girl students in IITs is only around 20%. Bannoth Vennela, our KARV student has made us all proud by making it to @IITIOfficial last year through sheer grit and hard work. Read the full story here: karvschool.org/never-say-neve… #education #empowerment
#partnerships are vital to bringing a quick transformation. In Bacha (a remote village), @iitbombay, @ONGC_ & Vidya Bharti installed #solar panels on each house, provided technical know-how on maintenance, & also gave free gas stoves. Bacha is now a solar-powered village.#SDGs
To enhance the cognitive skills of #children from rural areas, age-specific #books in local languages are necessary. @BakulFoundation curated child-friendly interactive Odia books that would be distributed among 30,000 children in all Anganwadi centers. #education
Less than 50% of Indians have access to safe drinking #water. MyH2O is an app (China) where young volunteers travel around villages to test water quality & log the results. Organizations partnered with them to offer need-specific resources to communities, based on data!! #SDGs
Forests generate resources for people in remotest terrains. To counter deforestation by construction companies, Prabha Devi started planting trees across barren areas of her village in Uttarakhand.This full-fledged forest generates food, fodder & firewood for entire #community!
Public transport should be made convenient and safer for #women.@dipeshtank and his friends started WARR. They record and report the cases of sexual harassment against women in Mumbai local trains. They were able to get constables stationed at each railway station! #WomensRights
In Assam, Pramita and Mazin are running a #school for underprivileged #children. The students have to collect #plastic from their neighborhood and deposit it as tuition fee. This plastic will be recycled. Imparts free of cost education and also reduces plastic waste!! #SDGs
#community participation is most essential for social #reform. Once a drought-prone village, Hiware Bazar now has highest #GDP in India, because of approval and participation from community in implementing policies like ban on liquor & grazing, family planning, etc. #development
Individualized learning is essential to bridge extant #learning gaps among #children. @ConveGenius, an #EdTech social enterprise, provides a personalized & adaptive learning platform that individualizes learning based on learner's needs. 5,40,000 impact!! #education
e-business opens a huge market for rural artisans & weavers.@GoCoop1 trains artisans from the remotest parts of the country on selling online. The platform also directly connects them to global buyers. This generated Rs.27,557 average additional income per artisan! @SivaDevireddy
At Kallam Anji Reddy Vidyalaya, we believe that quality #education is the greatest gift to children. The #School was established in 2001, by @DRF_India to make quality education accessible to all. Read more about Academics and Facilities, here: karvschool.org
"To enable people from marginalized communities’ transition to a better quality of life, faster delivery of services is essential". Read this blog on benefits of #Procurement #Automation for NPOs, by PV Srinivas - drreddysfoundation.org/procurement-au… #drf #drreddysfoundation
India faces up to 38% annual crop losses due to pests & diseases. Our teams introduced biological pest control techniques to Naveen(farmer). Naveen and 16 other #farmers received training under an entomologist. Yield has gone up to 4000 coconuts from 1200 coconuts! #agriculture
To encourage #innovation in classrooms, training educators in relevant tools & strategies is necessary. #GenEducators is a web-based learning platform that offers training to Indonesian educators in best practices related to innovation, from around the world. #education #children
Early years #education is vital to enable #children to have strong foundational learning.@learning_rocket builds e-communities of parents and teachers to support underprivileged children between 3-6 years.20,000 teachers reach 2lakh parents daily with contextualized content.#SDGs
Education is a means to bring radical change in the lives of children from #vulnerable communities. Hariom Jindal, a lawyer from Ludhiyana, imparts free #education for #children living in slums. He runs three schools and teaches over 150 children with help of 5 teachers. #SDGs
Manual transplanting of #rice is a labour-intensive and #water intensive practice. Our team introduced Dry-DSR technique to Anjaiah(farmer). This reduced his water dependency by 50% and labor cost by Rs.1500 per acre. He trained 20 more #farmers! #agriculture #ClimateAction #SDGs
It is necessary to bridge #education inequality among children from marginalized communities. Jones, started a free open-air school, in Vijayawada, for children living in slums, where educated volunteers from the community take classes every day. She now runs 62 such centers!!
Underprivileged children cannot meet the additional expenses of going to #school like learning materials, transport, etc.Ashok Satpathy, a govt. school teacher, connected students with alumni who were ready to sponsor.This way he enrolled 50 more students in the school.#education
Hope Buses by TejasIndia made #education accessible at doorstep for #children of laborers, manual scavengers, and migrant workers when the #schools remained shut. For children in Seelampur education now takes place in these buses that arrive every weekday. Education on wheels!!
#Health | Rather than having overburdened bureaucrats decide the course of action across a range of areas, we need to ensure that they are guided and supported by public health professionals at all decision-making levels of government. @DRF_India Read: idronline.org/covid-19-a-uni…
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Over the last few decades, India has been grappling with intense and rapid depletion of groundwater due to over-extraction and #Climate Change. Our team introduced Borewell Recharge Technique to Satyam(farmer). With this, he could successfully replenish groundwater levels. #SDGs
Charcoal-powered iron boxes cause lung diseases. Also, each year large number of trees are felled to make charcoal.@Vinisha27738476 developed a solar iron cart replacing coal with #cleanenergy.This #innovation is an #EarthshotPrize finalist.#SDGs #ClimateAction @EarthshotPrize
Urban poor need affordable #food to fight food insecurity. Mentored by @AkshayaPatra, Sewan Foods is building a chain of #women-led affordable food canteens for the urban working class(migrant labor, drivers, office workers).Wonderful initiative providing meals under Rs.30! #SDGs
Is it a good idea for governments to form Agro-business companies to procure, process & market farm produce? #agriculture #farmer #competition #sustainability #sustainable #drf #drreddysfoundation
Alleyways along with the implementation of the improved package of practices like seed treatment, & waste decomposer helped Raju, our lead farmer, achieve a 17% increase in yield and an additional Profit of Rs.7900 per acre. #farmer #agriculture #empowerment #drf
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