Every monthly donation helps more kids like Dali get midday meals
RBKS intervenes to combat the risk of malnourishment in the tribal area of southern Rajasthan where malnourishment is rampant. Dali belonged to a poor family. Her father suffers from a chronic lung infection which affects his ability to work.A family of 6, where they didn't even have enough to eat, education was a distant possibility.
The RBKS staff met the family and motivated them to enroll her in the residential school.She was provided with timely meals along with her education. She has overcome malnutrition, is healthy and takes a keen interest in education. Content that they made the right choice, her parents enrolled her sister in the school too.
It is a little step to help a girl get the nutrition which can fuel her development.
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What the beneficiary gets
Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti runs residential schools in tribal areas among the deprived and underdeveloped areas of Rajasthan. Close to 360 underprivileged and orphan girls stay in these hostels. The beneficiaries are identified based on their family annual income.
Along with quality education, the girls are provided nutritious food and holistic development to build their confidence and to promote overall growth. The menu is planned to provide the growing girls with adequate nutrition so that they can be healthy as well as engage in all the school activities. Rice, Rotis, Vegetables and different type of dals are generally part of the menu. Items like Poha and Dalia which are tasty and healthy are included.
A nutritious meal is an important part of a child's life and no child can learn when hungry. Donate to this program and help a girl with the basic right to three meals a day.
Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti
28 November, 2021
Supported girls to defeat Corona
Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months
In the last 6 months in April 2021, 26 girls and 1 staff found corona positive. Special care is taken during corona time. They were provided with an immunity-boosting and nutrient-rich diet to combat the virus, including all colours of fruits and vegetables in the diet as that will include a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals essential for the body. Take care to add foods rich in vitamin C like citrus fruits, foods rich in zinc, like whole grains, in the diet. These can protect against viral infections. Foods rich in vitamin C and Zinc were provided along with Turmeric milk and lukewarm lemon water twice a day. Regular monitoring and doctor’s consultation was done for better results.We avoid processed, artificially-coloured and artificially-preserved food, as they have a high quantity of saturated fatty acids, sugars and salt. Limit processed and pre-packaged foods and limit sugar intake. Instead, we replacing them with lemon water, adding cucumber or herbs like ginger, mint leaves, tulsi leaves and coriander during the day. We make sure that the girl should consume eight to ten cups of liquids throughout the day.Nowadays Girl’s day started with look warm water with lemon, then breakfast (upma, poha, daliya etc) in lunch and dinner we include roti, green vegetable or salad, different dals, rice/daily. in evening snacks, we give them chana, peanut, fruits etc. and kadha once a week. Special diet on weekend or Sunday on girl’s choice. However, on regular basis, we are providing a balanced diet to girls. Special diet on festivals and birthday celebrations. Recently girls celebrated 15th August, Rakshabandhan, Janmashtmi, Ganesh Chaturthi and Kite festival, Shivratri celebrated by girls and festival accordingly diet is given to girls.
Challenges faced and next steps
Even after following all precautionary measures, 26 girls tested positive for Covid - 19. Amidst all this, the good thing was that no one was seriously ill and showing mild and moderate symptoms, and all other staff members tested negative. First and foremost, the negative tested girls were shifted to other premises to break the chain and positively tested girls were immediately sent into isolation as per their age. The entire residential place was sanitizing and And we took all the precautions.Due to restrictions during corona, it was difficult for organizations to fundraising. But during this time we got support from the government in terms of medicines, doctor visits, corona test on free of cost etc. Our plan for the next 6 months is to provide girls with a regular balanced diet, vitamins, proteins, minerals riches food, monthly health check-up and use a maximum corona protection kit and follow corona protocol. Daily milk, weekly Kadha, daily fruits and nutrition riches lunch and dinner to live a healthy and happy life.
Stories from the ground
Like the rest of the girls, a beneficiary, Kamla Chauhan, also found corona positive and she was very scared due to being corona positive. She needed more attention than the rest of the girls. The fear of Corona was so ingrained in her mind that she could neither sleep properly nor eat properly. Then seeing this condition, she was provided counselling separately. In this counselling, she was discussed how to fight Corona and how to defeat corona and also showed some positive videos. These things affected her so much that then she started supporting other girls as well, started drinking hot water, decoction regularly and started helping in distributing the rest of the girls, started doing yoga in the morning and used to get other girls also to do yoga. In this way, she adopts a positive way and defeats corona. She becomes a motivation for other girls.
23 March, 2021
Providing balance diet and special care taken during covid-19 to boost immunity
One of the consequences of the Covid-19 lockdown is lack of access to food and malnutrition remains a concern. The daily breakfast, lunch and dinner normally provided to girls is so important to their diet. Girls residing in the hostel and studying here are between 5 to 17 years. Girls are provided breakfast, lunch, evening tea with biscuit, fruits or toast and dinner. During Covid-19 we take special care for food, we provide them warm water with lemon, turmeric milk and all possible food and liquid to boost their immunity. Typically breakfast is at 8.00 AM. One of Upma, Poha, Dalia is served. Lunch is at 12.30 PM and consists of Rice, dal, chapati and vegetables while dinner is at 7.00 p.m. and usually the girls have dal or vegetables with chapatti. We provide fruits, milk, sweets, sprouts, green vegetable, curd, butter milk, rice, biscuit and toast etc. we also give them pastry, ice cream, pavbhaji, dosa, noodles etc. on their demand or on weekly basis. Special diet given during festivals and birthday celebration.
5 August, 2020
Nutritional diet an essential element for growth years
Nutritional diet an essential element for growth years
All girls receive breakfast & two nutritious meals a day to aid healthy growth and development. We always include protein, fresh fruit and vegetables, all of which are often not included in a girl's diet at home due to poverty. Filling empty stomaches is vital to good health and good learning. Monthly average 5 birthdays are celebrated to give them happiness, sometimes combined birthday celebrations if more than 2 girls' birthday comes in the same day/week, but individual cakes we order. These girls have never seen cake in their life and when we bring cake for them they feel special themselves. We also bring sweets, birthday caps for all girls on birthday celebration day.
22 July, 2019
Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti started their education programme for girls in 1985 with 17 students in one school. Today they run seven schools, which cater to students from Grade 1 to Grade 12. These schools are all located in tribal populated areas of Jhadol and Kotra in Udaipur District, among the most deprived and under developed areas of Rajasthan. Girls residing in the hostel go home in summer vacations and on festivals like Diwali and Holi. Girls studying here are between 5 to 17 years. Girls are provided breakfast, lunch, evening tea with biscuit, fruits or toast and dinner. The school and hostel are on same campus so girls come to the hostel for lunch during school days. Typically breakfast is at 8.00 AM. One of Upma, Poha, Dalia is served. Lunch is at 12.30 PM and consists of Rice, dal, rotis and vegetables while dinner is at 7.00 p.m. and usually the girls have dal or vegetables with rotis
Between Jan and March 2019 the following activities took place as a part of the program
· Republic Day Celebration: Republic Day was celebrated with great patriotic zeal Poem recitation was held. And various games was organized for our angels.
· Babuji Smriti Week: As we all know Babuji was the founder of RBKS. So, from 31 Jan to 5 Feb various games, competition and various activity was held. At Hansraj Children Residentail School prizes are also distributed to 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions candidates.
Birthday Celebration: Chandrika and Mugli’s Bithday is celebrated in Feburary. With Cake cutting and followed by Lunch.
· Visitors from USA, London and France- This month there are lots of visitors to visit home. Some Visitors gives gifts and chocolates to our angels
· Holi Celebration: Holi is festival of Colours. Our Angels enjoyed these colours on Holi with a big Smile.
Story from the field
Sangeeta Damor is a 10 year old studying in Class VI. She has 1 Brother and 6 Sisters. She is from makdadev village of Jhadol block of Udaipur district. Sangeeta’s father is no more and her mother is a laborer. She got admitted to Hansraj Children Residential School in 2017i. She was introvert and shy personality. She doesn’t speak to anyone. She doesn’t know what is Ice Cream and Cakes. And She was very filthy doesn’t bath and brush her teeth properly. But as times passes she loves to get clean, bath 2 times a day and brush 2 times a day. She was getting a healthy meal. Now she loves to eat, maintaining her proper hygenie. She enjoys Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with all my friends in the Hansraj Children Residential School.
|What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?||500|
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||56|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Udaipur, Rajathan|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||800000|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||89600|