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The students of Jamnabai Narsee School have taken up this project with the help of Navjeet Community Health Centre which is an outreach of the Holy Family Hospital. This centre has served poor slum communities since 1978. Thousands of lives have been transformed through Navjeet projects in integrated health care, education, community development and empowerment of women.
These students have been visiting one such municipal school, identified by Navjeet, daily since the last 10 days and undertook various activities like teaching prayer singing, dance, making cards, paper bags, puppet shows, lessons from relevant academic course, importance of hygiene, etc.
The objective was to:
- Animate the disadvantaged sections of our society in order to tap their potential
- Enhance the quality of their life thorough Education, Health, Advocacy and Community Development to place them on the path of quality living.
- These five students touched the lives of around 50 slum children and left an indelible mark. This is the change they wish to bring in our entire society.
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