23 September 2011

Training of ASHA workers for improved service delivery

A advanced skill building training was carried out for ASHA members (Accredited Social Health Activist) in Joshimath block of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand to impart necessary skills required for better service delivery. 33 ASHA members took part in the event where their knowledge on their responsibilities was tested; group activities and discussions were conducted on roles and responsibilities of ASHA, pregnancy care, postnatal care. The training as part of a larger health and nutrition programme supported by the Ashmore Foundation, UK also brought into light those areas where further training/workshops are required.

11 September 2011

Culture Workshop at Darchula

For documenting the Himalayan cultural heritage, Pragya along with Heritage Conservation Council of Pitthoragarh conducted a grassroots workshop to identify the most threatened and vulnerable cultural forms. Scientific threat analysis tools were used in presence of experts of different cultural sectors from Rung and Kumouni communities. Through the workshop 15 culture forms under high threat of extinction were prioritised for detailed documentation. (More about Pragya's initiatives on Culture Preservation)

Bringing children back to schools

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