Namma Mitra Foundation Distributes 224 Water Filters to Anganwadis


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Namma Mitra Foundation Distributes 224 Water Filters to Anganwadis  of entire Navalgund Taluka

Navalgund/Hubbali/ Dharwad  2017 : Namma Mitra Foundation distributes 224 Water Filters to Anganwadi of entire Navalgund Taluka the function organized at Navalgund Utsava,Shri Shankar College Grounds, Navalgund.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Seemma Saadikha, Founder Director of Namma Mitra Foundation Said “ For a healthy body not only nutritious food but also clean drinking water is a must. Having visited various anganwadis, we noticed that water stored is usually contaminated,  for the development of child along with nutritious meal, clean drinking water plays an vital role, hence we are distributing water filters to anganwadis of Navalgundtaluka. The anganwadis of entire district will be covered in the next 6 months, the pilot project was carried out in 6 anganwadis and 7 schools in 2016 November and we have received a positive feedback from teachers and students” .

Further She added, 1500 Solar lights to street vendors were distributed in June this year, 3 schools namelyDevikoppa School Kalghatgi, Millat High School Alnavar and Shivalli High School, Dharwad Rural are empowered with Solar run smart class.

NammaMitra Foundation, Founded by Dr. Seemma Saadikha, works on a wide range of projects connecting with numerous rural communities. The main focus lies in the area of Health care, Education, Self-sustenance and environment.

Namma Mitra believes in empowerment by creating sustainable employment opportunities to help establish sustainable livelihoods and improve their overall well-being. Last year the foundation installed a solar grid in Banadur village which powered street lights and 70 houses with sufficient electricity for lighting and charging. The children now have the luxury of studies after sunset, while the residents have better visibility. Introduction of E-Shala (E-Learning Program), enabled students a chance at higher and quality education as compared to prevailing system limited to standard 5. All content is in Kannada and English, making it easier for the children to learn and understand all subjects from class 5 to class 10. The foundation has been actively conducting Medical Camps in remote villages across Karnataka region providing free check-ups, consultation and distribution of medicines and supplements to the needy. More recently a Cell Phone repair training camp was conducted in the village with a more hands-on practical experience.

In Kukrewada where people have to travel 1km through the jungle to reach the village. NammaMitra has provided individualsolar units which provides 2 LED tube lights with one LED bulb and mobile charging unit to each house including the community centre and 5 street lights (the system can be used from 6pm to 6am.
In Druparthiwada NammaMitra has installed solar mini grid which provides each house with 2 tube lights and mobile charging unit, 5 street lights, the community center, the school and the anganwadi is also supported with solar (the system provides clean energy from 6pm to 6 am). In Mulankere all the houses have been provided with individual solar system. Each house gets two lights and one mobile charging unit

Planting of saplings etc. are a regular feature and small children are being encouraged to plant them and to take care of it.
Post-delivery counseling at Hubli Govt. hospital-Dr. Seemma Saadikha counseled the post-delivery inpatients at HubaliGovt hospital about family planning, importance of births spacing, importance of breastfeeding, and nutritional advice for the post-delivery cases. Followed by an hour of Q&A
Back to school visit-During the visit to one of the village schools, the panchayat and the head master from a neighboring village invited us to conduct some activities for their school as well. We visited the school and discussed the importance of Hygiene and its impact on healthy living. We also had the opportunity to discuss the importance of education for a better life. We held cultural activities and awards were given to the best performers.

Dr. Seemma has been awarded
•    ‘Roshnii Young Achievers Award’ in the field of "Non-Governmental Organization" in May last year.
•    ’’SarthakNaari Award’’-1000 Petals & CNBC - 19th Nov 2016
•    Inspire awards - This award stands for contribution to the communities and society in the area of youth Welfare - 19th Dec 2016

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