The Poddar Foundation in it’s effort to spread awareness of Mental Health issues andoutreach to the public in order to deliver on its promise of awareness, knowledge and impacting change has focused on various modes and venues to serve the community.
We are on a path to create real and sustainable empowerment towards the health of the Indian citizens leading to a productive India. Empowering people with the with right information can not only improve their health condition but it will also change the way we live.
Therefore, in our current programs we have the taken the following steps:
We conduct series of 4 sessions in every school with students between class 4th and class 8th. It comprises activities, group discussions, and role-plays. Our areas of focus are ADHD, learning disability, Eating disorder, Anxiety and Depression. Besides this we also talk about topics like peer pressure, phobia, good and bad touch, healthy body and healthy mind.
We believe it’s essential for every child to be aware of above mentioned things as children are most vulnerable towards ill mental health. Mental illness can thus easily affect their academics and all round personality development.
This programme is run under permission from BMC education department for 15 schools. Also from June 2018 our project would be implemented in 11 municipal school in Panvel under permission from Panvel Municipal Corporation education department.