Telugu Association of Greater Chicago (TAGC)
Telugu Association of Greater Chicago (TAGC) has been our Partner since 2016. We have partnered with TAGC in the following projects.
Project SWECHHA (Empowering the Adolescent girls in Menstrual Hygiene)
We are very proud that this programme has been making a huge impact in the lives of future mothers of India. We are trying hard to reach out to every school, junior college and social welfare hostel to empower and educate our girls in the area of menstrual hygiene.
Adolescent Girls from Government Schools, Junior Colleges & Hostels
1) Educational Sessions using Visual Aids on Menstrual Hygiene, Sanitary Napkins Usage, Staying Clean, Group Discussion and One-On-One Chats with the Children
2) Hand Book with complete information about the subject
3) Pre and Post Programme Analysis/Study
1. Improving menstrual hygiene, personal hygiene, health and diet
2. Increased school attendance levels during the menstrual cycle
3. Usage of Sanitary Napkins and their safe disposal.
4. Educating the parents to follow safe and healthy methods during the cycle
“Our girls are very much comfortable and confident of speaking out about this and they have started buying the napkins for themselves and their mothers. This proves the power of being aware. Thanks to Pragathi & Padala Charitable Trust for working on such a worthy cause to educate the future mothers of India. Thank You”.
– Teachers & Head Masters
“From this session we got to know what kind of food has to be taken and the home remedies to avoid menstrual cramps. We promise you that we will follow them”.
“We always thought that menstrual blood is waste /bad blood and menstruation is a bad thing, but now we realized that this is an absolutely a normal biological process”.
-10th class Girls from Farooqnagar Mandal, Mahbubnagar District, Telangana
Project SET (Student Empowerment Training) – Motivational and Career Development Sessions for Government High School Children
The goal of this project is to mentor the school children in rural areas & urban slums to empower and make them to realize their own potential by conducting interactive sessions in the school. This program also emphasizes on human values and social responsibility.
It is a very unique programme and need of the hour since these kind of counselling and motivational sessions (interactive manner using a laptop, projector and screen) hardly happen in any government school or college. Some corporate schools and colleges hire personality development trainers now and then since they can afford it.
The range of topics covered in this programme makes the project unique since they do not come under any classroom curriculum and hence the teachers will not have a chance to address them.
It is only through NGOs intervention that the government school children can be empowered enough to first realize their own potential, next to explore the avenues around them and finally to grow as socially responsible citizens.
The kind of short stories shared during this session help get 100% attention from the children. They are very short, crisp and with a definite connection with the topic in discussion.