To help India become an Healthy, Educated, Eco-friendly, Innovative and Creative society and a global leader using sustainable technologies.
Imagine a poor family trying to educate their kids- the people hungry, uneducated, isolated and forgotten. We are trying to help them to go to schools and provide the necessary infrastructure and study material, just a few books, pencils, clothes and help them a study for their living. Nurturing kids goal and assist them to achieve it. Here the Kids themselves take pride by letting us know who needs what. Rural people unaware of proper health and sanitation so arranging health awareness camps also providing medicines and motivating them to be healthy. INDIA has lots of healthy bio-diversified regions; hence it is necessary to empower the rural people to utilize the locally available raw materials to become self employer & avoid city flushing culture. Creation of a social and economic self reliantsociety.
Facilitating self-reliance among the socially and economically backward communities in Karnataka state
WHO WE ARE:
HEARDS FOUNDATION is a campaign and advocacy organization with members committed to the provide Affordable, high quality education in rural areas, care for health, encourage rural technology, serve nature particularly in India. Founded by youths of India who care society, HEARDS is non-governmental organization and works closely with Indian policy makers and activists.
WHAT WE DO:
Enable socially & economically disadvantaged from the rural areas to HEALTH - Enable them to be self-reliant and enjoy a healthy, dignified and sustainable quality of life by getting education. Provide medical services by arranging camps. ENVIRONMENT- SAVE our mother EARTH by taking eco-friendly programs which helps serve better tomorrows to our future generations. EDUCATION- Promote essentialities of education from grass root level Identify the economically and socially deprived, the physically and mentally challenged - starting with children, so that they become educated, skilled and aware. RURAL DEVELOPMENT - known as Capacity Building, is a very important concept in development. Capacity building is a process of strengthening and developing existing skills, structures and potential so that people, systems and organizations can start to fend for themselves with decreasing outside assistance.
HOW WE WORK:
Motivate students, professionals and others who needs serve society to join this drive. Partner with schools, colleges in the villages to provide need-cum-merit based scholarships to students. Connect village students in India with mentors thru different programs. Organize health camps for needy in association with other NGOs and interested associations. Arranging environmental awareness camps, planting saplings take care them till grown up Organize competitions for rural students at village, block, district, state and country level Assist and explore local resources and motivate rural citizens to utilize and develop. To work with the government and other NGOs at the policy formulation level To affirmatively coordinate with the State and Central Government in implementation of developmental schemes.
HEALTHENVIRONMENTEDUCATION AndRURAL DEVELOPMENT
The land of India is a blessed land in several ways. The land used to be called the golden bird. The country still has enough potential to be a super power in the world. However, a major road block in this regard is the health issue in India. The general health standard of India is extremely bad. It is a shame that, even in this modern world, there are kids who die out of malnutrition. Several surveys have proved that the major section of the new born suffer from malnutrition.
Even after decades of freedom, India is struggling to provide basic health services to its people. According to government sources, in India 45 children die every hour due to respiratory infections. 1 child dies every 2 minutes due to diarrhea. And annually, about 2 million children under 5 years of age die due to preventable diseases.
Major section of the children does not get the required vaccinations done. A very big percentage of the children, die before crossing the age of 5. This is a very shameful fact. The government of India have revived the health system in several ways.The health for all program, saw several free hospitals being setup.The international organizations like the WHO and UNICEF have extended their hands to help India in this context. These movements have helped the cause in some way. However there is still a lot of work to do in this regard. The first thing that needs to be done is to make the common mass aware of certain things. The country still witnesses shameful acts of killing the girl child.
The situation calls for timely care and diagnosis which can reduce the incidence of morbidity and mortality especially among children and women. Health Camps at village level is one such special initiative of HEARDS Foundation to provide health care services to meet the immediate health care needs of the marginalized community in remote rural areas and slums through standalone camps. Smile organizes customized health camps extensively across the country offering comprehensive health services – curative, preventive, promotive and referral, to a large number of people in selected intervention areas.
Some of the Current health issuesthat need to be looked into are:
• Spread of epidemics : There are some diseases like dengue and flu which spread quite quickly in vast areas because of improper sanitary conditions and lack of preventive measures. The population living in the rural areas is too vulnerable to such kind of diseases which spread easily. Preventive measures should be taken to curb the widespread of such diseases.
• Smoking : Over one million people die every year due to smoking tobacco. Smoking causes serious diseases such as Lung cancer, Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD).
• HIV and AIDS : India ranks number four in the world with the number of people suffering from AIDS. The major regions in India affected with the disease are the southern and north eastern regions. There are various policies from the government to check on this issue. National AIDS control organization is set up to keep an eye on the spread of the disease. Though the rate of infection has declined over a period, more effective strategies has to be developed to further control the spread of the disease.
• Malnutrition in India : There is large number of population suffering from malnutrition, especially the children. In the rural areas about one thirds of the children born are under weight. This issue needs to be looked into with broader and effective prospects. Almost 40 per cent of Indian children are underweight, and 45 per cent are stunted due to malnourishment, according to the National Family Health Survey-3. The survey also reported that six out of every 10 children from the poorest households are stunted, and almost as many are underweight. Children from the SC and ST communities are also more likely to be malnourished, according to this report. The ministry of health and family welfare states that more than 55 per cent of the under-5 mortality occurs from complications resulting from malnutrition.
Environmental issues in India are many. Air pollution, water pollution, garbage pollution and wildlife natural habitat pollution challenge India. The situation was worse between 1947 through 1995. According to data collection and environment assessment studies of World Bank experts, between 1995 through 2010, India has made one of the fastest progress in the world, in addressing its environmental issues and improving its environmental quality. Still, India has a long way to go to reach environmental quality similar to those enjoyed in developed economies. Pollution remains a major challenge and opportunity for India. The planet is faced with many environmental problems today; however there are a number of issues that are shared by all nations. The following ten environmental problems described in this article are generally considered to be the most significant issues currently faced by our planet. Climate Change: Global warming is generally considered to be the most influential cause of climate change in recent times and the implications of a changing climate will become increasingly significant in the next one hundred years. Governments around the world have begun addressing the effects of climate change, but without addressing the causes simultaneously, climate change will continue to be a major environmental problem. Water: As the world’s driest inhabited continent, Australia is especially vulnerable to water pollution. Many of our capital cities have also been faced with shortages to drinking water supplies, with many still enforcing restrictions on water use. Agriculture is the leading cause of degradation and pollution in Australian waterways. Unsustainable irrigation practices and the release of fertilizers and pesticides within this industry are the predominant causes of water pollution. Biodiversity and land use: Unsustainable land use has led to the degradation of many valuable ecosystems and the loss of irreplaceable biodiversity. In Australia there are over 1500 land based species currently on the threatened species list and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. Many of the services we as humans need to survive are provided by our richly diverse ecosystems, such as oxygen production, water filtration, nutrient flow and pollination. Loss of biodiversity as a result of land degradation is jeopardising many of services that we take for granted. For this reason the maintenance of biodiversity is important for all living organisms.Air pollution: When considering air pollution, the release of greenhouse gases is the most commonly quoted source. However there are a number of other forms of pollution that affect our atmosphere. During the burning of fossil fuels, particularly coal, many other compounds besides carbon dioxide are produced. Sulphur and nitrogen are also by-products of the coal burning process and can cause considerable environmental problems. Acid rain, caused by these two compounds, can damage both living and man-made environments. Air pollution can also be caused by the release of dust or other substances into the air, affecting the health of animals and humans. Waste management: The improper management of waste has lead to a range of environmental problems throughout the planet. Modern societies have considerably increased the amount of waste they produce as a result of manufacturing and packaging processes and the sheer increase in population size. To reduce the amount of waste generated, governments, businesses and individuals are encouraged to recycle and reuse products. This minimises the volume of waste that must be assimilated and reduces the need to extract minerals and other resources for the production of new products. Ozone layer depletion: Depletion of our ozone layer has been mainly attributed to the release of chlorofluorocarbons or CFCs into the atmosphere. Once CFCs reach the upper atmosphere, they cause ozone molecules to break apart causing a hole to form, the largest of which is over the Antarctic. The atmosphere is very important as it blocks many of the harmful UV rays from the sun that can damage living tissue, such as cancer. In an effort to reduce this process, CFCs have been banned in many manufacturing processes and products. Deforestation: The clearing of forests has occurred at frightening speeds since the arrival of British settlers in the 18th Century. Much of the Australian continent has now been cleared for agricultural and pastoral land use, as well as for our ever-expanding towns and cities. Deforestation removes vital habitat for the plants and animals that live there. This leads to a loss in biodiversity and the increasing degradation of important ecosystems.
Education means imparting knowledge. Education means teaching. This teaching can be in any form like teaching in schools, colleges, computer, various institutions and internet. Education does not mean knowledge given to a particular class. Education means knowledge given to all the sections and ages of people. Education to different ages is different. Children are given education so that they can make a difference in life. Children have curiosity about every thing. They have different questions in their little brains. When they go to schools, they learn. The best way of teaching a child is through games and little pranks. The minds of children are very sharp. They easily grasp what they are taught. Primary education means education given to children who are very young like those who are studying below the fifth standard. They are imparted knowledge which is basic. The subjects whom they study are simple
Lack of access to quality education is preventing millions of people from escaping the cycle of extreme poverty around the world. Most of the 75 million children still out of school are some of the poorest and hardest to reach. More than half of them are girls and most are living in countries in conflict and in rural areas. Although many governments have eliminated the biggest obstacle to enrollment by abolishing school fees, other financial barriers such as uniforms and testing fees still prevent many of the poorest children from enrolling. In addition, for many poor families the long-term benefits of sending their children (especially their daughters) to school are outweighed by the immediate benefit of sending them to work or keeping them at home to help with chores. Many countries that have experienced a surge in primary school enrollment have not been able to make adequate investments in quality, such as recruiting and training teachers, expanding classrooms and purchasing materials, for example, there are more than 60 students in a classroom with one teacher. As a result of deficiencies like these, learning outcomes across the developing world remain low and many children go through primary school without gaining a minimum level of literacy and math skills. Moreover, in countries where classrooms are crowded, supplies are scarce and the opportunities to move on to secondary school limited, many children drop out before graduating.
Research indicates that investment in education, with a focus on girls, may be one of the highest yield investments in the developing world. By equipping a child with necessary knowledge and skills, education delivers society-wide development returns. Countries that increase the number of women with a secondary education by 1% could boost their annual per capita income by 0.3%. Educating girls for five years could increase child survival rates by up to 40%, and a study in Uganda found that children who finished secondary education were seven times less susceptible to HIV (and those who finished primary education half as likely) as those who received little or no schooling. Moreover, education is one of the central building blocks of a strong, cohesive society. According to a study of 100 countries, educating girls and reducing the gender gap can promote democracy.
COMMITMENT: We committed to provide:
Affordable, high quality education in rural areas going beyond literacy and rudimentary education Provide sufficient basic infrastructure Raise the nutritional value of mid-day meal Empowering education that enables rural children to participate in national and global affairs Increased educational awareness in rural societies Training in art/handicrafts and socially useful productive activities Provide Library, Laboratory and Computer Lab for each school Raise awareness about sanitation, environment and make them to involve
Rural development is a strategy by which more employment opportunities are created in rural areas and efforts are made to increase the level of income and thereby raising the standard of living of rural masses.
According to International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) : "Rural development is a strategy designed to improve the economic and social life of a specific group of people the rural poor. The group includes small and marginal farmers, tenants and landless laborers."
Features of Rural Development. 1. Continuous process. 2. Quantitative and Qualitative changes 3. Improvement in standard of living. 4. Exhaustive Development. 5. Attention to specific groups 6. Better utilization 7. Reduction in disparities.
Need for Rural Development in India. India is country of villages where most of the people resides in rural areas about 72% of the country lives in these villages which contribute 54% share in national income. Which means a large amount of population of India is in small areas which contribute a small share of national income. Main feature of population living in rural areas are – · Pre – dominance of agriculture – agriculture main occupation. · Old methods of agriculture. · Low standard of living. · Low per capets income. · Vicious circle of poverty. · Market imperfection etc.
Why Rural Development : After independence India has achieved a high rate of economic growth. The country has done commendable progress in spite of several hindrances. After independence we mainly focused on agriculture in first plan but our stress diverts to industries in reward plan known as Mahalanobismodel So, after independence we have achieved self-reliant in industries to some extent. We have also achieved self sufficiency in agriculture due to use of new agriculture strategy as a result of which agriculture product increases 3 – 4 times which is known as 6 seen revolutions. But we have achieved self sufficiencywithout ending hunger. The concentration of economic power has increased doing last 5 decodes. Regional disparities unemployment increased. Personal income despaulces increased due to developmental work. Vast difference is evident in the consumption level between urban and rural population of the country. Today one can see a clear distinction between Bharat(Rural India) and India (Urban India). So, if India wants to develop it must start from the path of development of rural areas.
Objectives of rural development. 1. Removal of Poverty 2. Raise standard of living 3. Removal of Unemployment 4. Educational Development 5. Drinking water supply 6. Rural Sanitation 7. To check migration from villages 8. To reduce unemployment 9. Development of transport 10. Development of communication
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Making a Donation- For India Donations can be made in Indian Rupees. Disbursement Type: Online Transfer (NEFT/RTGS) A/C Name- HEARDS FOUNDATION Bank Name- State Bank of Mysore Branch Name- PERIYAPATNA A/C Number- 64110466980 IFSC CODE- SBMY0040073 Donations exempt under 80 (G) of I.T. Act Reg.No.108/2003-04/ITC Madurai
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