COVID-19 Relief Operation
After the outbreak of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the Government of India imposed stringent quarantine policies on the citizens. The operations of all schools, colleges, informal educational institutions as well as formal work places stood suspended indefinitely. When the government declared lockdown on March 24th, SHARP NGO streamlined all of its operations towards meeting India’s Covid-19 containment goals.
Using a four-fold approach for schools and community members targeting Student Innovations, Mental Health, Fundraising for Doctors & Policemen as well as building an All-India Digital Awareness Volunteer Base; the NGO was able to create knowledge platforms on sanitation and hygiene, Covid-19 awareness and tele-healthcare.
Road Saftey Programme
Road accidents are one of the leading causes of deaths in the world. According to the findings of a study conducted by the Indian Road Safety commission, it is found that- 17 people die every hour on the Indian roads and 46 Children die every day on Indian roads.
To educate the next generation and gear them to become more responsible behind the wheels, SHARP NGO has an extensive school outreach programme reaching out to over 20,000 students in 240 schools, 12 locations across the country.
Malnutrition is a universal issue holding back development with unacceptable human consequences. Our Nutrition programs invest in building capacities of people on the importance of nutrition and health through qualitative research, accepted interventions & behavioral change communication.
Our various programs invested in improving nutritional status by strengthening the interventions being implemented by Government of India (GOI) under its various health and nutrition schemes & programs, targeting adolescents, 1000 day window in the life cycle of an individual i.e. pregnant and nursing mothers, children below 5 years and other village communities.
Menstrual Health & Hygiene Programme
A lack of knowledge and attitude towards menstrual health makes the school girls hesitant to come out for open discussion related to the topic of menstruation. The major focus is to create a significant change in the lives of young girls with proper advocacy at the school level with the help of teachers. The indirect aim is to create a forum in which girls could openly ask and clarify their myths and taboos related to Menstruation whereas the direct aim is to reach the change maker teachers who, at every level, will be doing advocacy for the girls.
Training & Capacity Building Programme
The sustainability and efficiency of any social initiative can only be assured by participation of the local community. Keeping this in mind, we provide comprehensive workshops and training sessions, with the help of skilled professionals, aimed at improving the knowledge and skills of the local populace to lead the initiatives in the most proficient manner.
Sanitation & Hygiene Programme
Right Sanitation and Hygiene practices are imperative for Public Health and wellbeing. Through these programmes, we aim to inculcate healthy habits and best practices among school children and community members. Some of the important programmes conducted by SHARP focusing on these areas are - Healthy handwash, Personal Hygiene, Menstrual Health and Hygiene and Young Mother’s hygiene programme. This is complimented by providing quality facilities and services like installation & maintenance of RO & UV purifiers, distribution of sanitary napkins and hygiene kits.
Vision Rehabilitation Programme
The programme aims to provide comprehensive eye check-ups for all segments of the society with the help of certified optometrists, ophthalmologists and other required medical experts. With the key focus on preventive and curative aspects of eye care the programme is structured in two phases: Community Mobilization & conducting camps for Eye- Check-up, followed by free medication and spectacles distribution as per the individual’s requirement.
Community Healthcare Programme
The programme focuses on mapping the health index and providing comprehensive health services by conducting capacity building health workshops and awareness programmes in the rural community. This also includes community mobilization to detect, address and prevent health problems, ensuring periodic follow-up arrangements and required treatments to resolve immediate health problems.
School Healthcare Programme
This programme invests in providing quality health check-ups to school students. This includes Health Screening and consultation by medical experts, maintaining and providing digitized Health report cards.
Over the past 20 years, SHARP has established itself as the largest School Health Network in India covering around 10000 schools & 1.8 million students in different parts of India.
We have carried out a comprehensive programme with National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in various districts of Assam namely; Kamrup, Darrang & Jorhat screening over 5 lakh children.
SHARP had also collaborated with CNSY scheme and conducted health screening for 80,000 students in North-west Delhi.
Components under General Health Screening includes assessment of Height, Weight, BMI, deformities and First Aid. Specialized Health Screening include assessing Dental, Eye, Ear, Skin etc. related conditions.