HAPPY 1 YEAR, CAMPAIGN KOKH…

As I write this post and as you read it, a new life is born, a mother is embracing her child, a father is weaving dreams of having a doctor, lawyer or an architect in the house, an elder brother is feeling overprotective of his new born baby sister, a grandparent is certain of having lived a content life now that he has seen his grandchild. And us… we could not have been more proud of ourselves for having successfully delivered 63 women (see picture for detailed figures) in the past one year. Yes, we have completed 1st year of our Campaign “KOKH”.

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This campaign is specially planned for women who cannot afford delivery expenses. Under this initiative we provide these women with access to skilled prenatal and post natal care, required medical services, nutritious food, healthy living and also spread awareness on their reproductive rights.

The journey has not been easy. There were times when some of the women were in dire need of blood to come out of the delivery alive. However, we made it this far through the love and support of our blood donors and our volunteers.

“Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.” That is what makes motherhood so special. Let us help every woman embrace this feeling…

WHAT’S ON THE MENU TODAY ?

Naya Sawera is back with our much anticipated and most appreciated campaign “Santushti”. Under this campaign, we aim at providing children in various slums with exciting mid-day meals.

Yesterday at the Saksham Centre in the Kunda Basti Slum, we shared a taste of chowmein with the kids. While it is extremely easy for us to just go out and grab some pizza, these slum kids do not get a chance to taste various kinds of food. Hence, through this campaign we plan on taking care of their cravings !

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It is a shame that despite being a developing nation, India is often referred to as the Hunger Capital of the world. Join us in our initiative. Share a meal with the kids on the street, think of all the hungry stomachs before wasting food ! Remember, an act of kindness can bring a smile on many faces !

APPLY FOR PAID INTERNSHIP

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ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP

One of the key driving forces behind our initiative is the zeal and passion showed by the youth towards various social issues. Our NGO organizes  various events and activities to become more proactive towards the society with the aim of making the people more socially conscious and participative. We are looking for interns to help us coordinate the logistics and management of these events, documentation, fieldwork, piloting project ideas etc. The internship gives you a chance to explore and contribute towards the important aspects of running the organization. Since, this is a full time paid internship you will be learning while earning. Whether you are a student or a working professional, this internship will provide you with an opportunity to become a part of our effort to be the change makers.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

We don’t have any specific educational criteria for this position. What we are looking for is an individual who is good in administrating, managing, coordinating things and can keep smiling under pressure of deliverables. Also, basic knowledge of computers is preferable.

WHAT WE OFFER

Stipend: Rs. 5000 a month ( any 6 days a week), nominal reimbursement for transport and an Internship certificate. [*** Terms & Conditions Apply]

TO APPLY

Please send in your application to  naya.sawera2020@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Internship’.

Do Apply !!

World Aids Day – Moving To Zero HIV Cases

World-AIDS-Day

We invite you on 30th November at statute circle to celebrate “World Aids Day” in association with Positive Women Network of Rajasthan (formerly known as Aashray Care Home) with the 50 HIV Positive ladies and their Positive Kids.

World AIDS Day, 1 December is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS. It’s up to you, me and us to stop the spread of HIV and end prejudice. World AIDS Day is significant in reminding people that HIV has not gone away, and there are many efforts required in this regard.

We will have a talk show with these women regarding the problem they face in their day to day life and based on that we will draft a Demand Charter to hand over to Government officials. We will also distribute gifts to the kids suffering from HIV as a testament to their strength, grit and determination. We intend to honour their fight against the odds.

Afterwards, we will form a human chain, as a mark of equality and togetherness. To show that we all are similar and that we are all looking out for each other. We will also light candles for the ray of hope in their lives and their hearts.

peace_love_cure_aids_hiv_print-r981cfd286427486d94456f3b75add879_wad_8byvr_512We look forward to your support. Remember, the more the people, the more the awareness, the stronger the fight. 

Environment Month

World Environment Day, June 5th,  is one of the most important date of the year. For this one day the world comes together to protect and share its love for mother earth. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972, the very first World Environment Day was celebrated in 1973. Each year a different city hosts this event and from 1972 to now various cities have done so with myriad themes. In 2011, India had the chance to host the world Environment Day.

“Earth Anthem” by poet-diplomat Abhay K was launched in June 2013 on the occasion of the World Environment Day by Kapil Sibal and Shashi Tharoor, Union Ministers of India at a function organized by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations in New Delhi. India has much to be proud of and this is specially one of those things. You can find the Earth anthem here.

Naya Sawera is an organization that believes in a better world, a world more socially evolved, a world more economically stable and a world more environmentally proud. We at Naya Sawera believe that mother earth deserves much more than a day and so last year we went on to celebrate ‘Environment Week’. But even a week is not enough to give back to our precious mother, and even though we should care for her each day, we have decided to celebrate our environment all month long. The whole month of June Naya Sawera has planned various activities that will work towards the betterment of our society and our environment.

Environment Week As shown in the plan, the initial days of this month, we are focusing on ‘Say NO to Plastic’ campaign. Plastic is one of the most harmful products that man ever produced. Not only is it non biodegradable, it is harmful to animals and birds and it cannot, or rather should not be burnt. We are all aware of the ill effects of plastic but very few of us ever take the effort to do something about this. ‘Say NO to Plastic’ campaign aims at encouraging shopkeepers, vendors, merchants, etc to use bags made of corn instead of plastic.

Corn bags are not only biodegradable they also don’t harm animals if they accidentally ingest it. We aim to make our city as plastic free as possible and with your support we can make ‘Say NO to Plastic’ campaign a success. Join us in our cause and help free our city from plastic.

So gear up for the month ahead and do your bit, you owe it to our planet. Follow us on facebook and twitter and we shall keep updating you with the latest information about our events.

Lets wake up for a better tomorrow, lets wake up for a Naya Sawera

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The article is written by Rishabh Wadhwa. To get your article published on our blog, mail it to us at info.nayasawera@gmail.com and we will post your article giving you the credit for it.

Campaign Kokh- Pehla Kadam!

 

दुनिया का पहला प्रेम माँ ही तो होती है, सबसे कीमती वरदान माँ ही तो तो होती है, धरती पर ईश्वर की कहानी माँ ही तो तो होती है,प्रकृति के सौन्दर्या का पहला उपहार माँ ही तो तो होती है, ख़ुशियो के अनमोल खजाने की राह माँ ही तो तो होती है, प्यार और डाट का खट्टा मीठा खेल माँ ही तो तो होती है. गैरो के दुनिया मे अपनो का एहसास माँ ही तो तो होती है

Losing a wife and a mother to maternal death (the death of a woman, while pregnant) can leave a family devastated. A mother’s death is a tragedy in and of itself, but it also unravels families and communities. Her death jeopardizes the lives of a surviving newborn and any other children she may have, as well as their likelihood of receiving healthcare and education. Her death makes it harder for the family to obtain life’s necessities and escape the crush of poverty. If we can ensure a safe birth, we’re one step closer to ensuring healthy as well as economically secure families and communities. A mother is the one who keeps the child in her womb for 9 months, takes care of it and even risks her own life to bring the little soul into this world. The alarming level of maternal mortality in INDIA forces us to re-think our inability to save our mothers.  Does she not have the right to see the child, she kept in her womb for 9 months, grow?

Despite being a progressive nation, even today, girls are forced to marry at a young age when their bodies are not completely ready to undergo the process of conceiving a baby. Why are we failing to take proper care of our mothers and forcing them into the jaws of death? Why is it so that the mother counts her last breaths as her baby counts his first? If the world has progressed so much in technical and medical fields, why is it that we are still losing out mothers to the perils of pregnancy?

According to the WHO, ‘Maternal death is the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes.’

Although the National MMR level in India has come down from 327 per 100,000 live births in 1999-2001 to 212 per 100,000 live births in 2007-09, registering a decline of 35.2% over a span of eight years, it still remains high. We should pledge to bring this number down to Zero because our mothers don’t deserve to die. For all our mothers. For those who show up at work with milk stains on their dress and diapers in their handbags. For those mothers who cannot restrain tears from trickling down their cheeks when they hold their babies for the first time in their arms; and for the mothers who give birth to babies they could never see. For the mothers who yell at their kids who clamour for ice cream before dinner. For the mothers who defy all odds just to watch her kid perform and repeat to themselves “That’s my child!!”For all the mothers who read “Goodnight, Moon” twice a night for a year, and then read it again. “Just one more time.”For the mothers who taught their children to tie the shoelaces even before they started going to school. For the mothers who incontinently turn their heads when they hear the word “Mom”, even though they know that their kids are nowhere around. For the mothers who silently shed tears for their children who have gone astray. For all those mothers whose heart aches to watch her son or daughter disappear down the street, walking to school alone for the very first time.

For all the loving and caring mothers – Let us pledge for no maternal deaths and lots of maternal love.

NAYA SAWERA’S EFFORTS TOWARDS THIS ISSUE:

CAMPAIGN KOKH

CAMPAIGN KOKH

 

Naya Sawera in regard of this issue has launched a new campaign namely ‘CAMPAIGN KOKH-PEHLA KADAM’. Under this campaign NS has taken the initiative to help such needy mothers across Jaipur by providing them access to skilled care before, during and after they give birth We have planned to supply them the right nutritious food which will help in keeping the mother and the baby in the pink of health. Educate and empower women and girls about maternal health issues.  Educated and empowered women can lead healthy lives and can lift their families out of disease and also provide the medicines prescribed to them by the concerned doctors. If we get enough support in this campaign of ours we are also planning to set up centres near various slums where doctors could come and check the women on a regular basis..We expect that our efforts will result in strengthening of maternal health-care system and communities mobilized and educated to get the deliveries done in birth clinics because if some complications occur the professional doctors will be able to handle the same. We aspire to make child and maternal survival a core national and global health concern.

Let us have a look at the MATERNAL MORTALITY State in Rajasthan.

MATERNAL MORTALITY IN RAJASTHAN:

Rajasthan is one of the states with not so good health indicators. Majority of the health indicators are bad in comparison to the national average. For example, the maternal mortality ratio in India is 212 maternal deaths per 1,00,000 live births. But in Rajasthan, it is 318 maternal deaths per 1,00,000 live births as per the SRS figures of 2007-09

MMR IN DIFFERENT STATES

MMR IN DIFFERENT STATES

Rajasthan, the largest state in the Republic Of India (By Area) witnesses’ one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the country. The lack of awareness among women about the importance of antenatal care (ANC) and postnatal care (PNC), inadequate infrastructural facilities and a lack of skilled professionals to extend required medical assistance during pregnancy and delivery, are some of the reasons for high occurrence of maternal deaths in the state.

Bundi district in Rajasthan is amongst the worst affected districts, with a very high rate of MMR. In order to address this problem, the district administration designed the High Risk Pregnancy Tracking System in April 2011 to identify women undergoing difficult pregnancies and ensure that they are provided with adequate and timely pregnancy related healthcare facilities so as to avoid any complications during delivery.

Rajasthan’s maternal and infant mortality levels are very high and repeated childbirths are seen as an insurance against multiple infant and child deaths. Vast numbers of people cannot avail of services even when they are available, due to problems of knowledge and access

ANNUAL HEALTH SURVEY 2011-12 has presented the following Graph after studying MMR in Rajasthan. This graph details MMR in various cities of Rajasthan and this clearly shows that MMR remains high in Rajasthan despite various schemes and efforts launched by the Government.

MMR IN DISTRICS OF RAJASTHAN.

MMR IN DISTRICS OF RAJASTHAN.