Healthcare Education

Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation activities are extended to provide healthcare education to villagers. The most common diseases that are found in the villages are malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia, and skin diseases. The Ekal teacher collects data of the villagers, healthcare facilities, disease incidences and common health issues of the village. These are then reviewed by upper level management teams of the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, and a plan is designed to provide healthcare education, services and access to facilities to the village. The teacher is then trained to provide education and awareness in the following areas: personal hygiene, sanitation, nutrition, diseases such as malaria and diarrhea, and maternal and child care. The health care education and awareness activities are done through training camps, charts, healthcare awareness programs and health centers (Chikitsa Kendra) in the villages or at the block or district levels. The trained teacher provides several levels of education or awareness to the children, the villagers, and the housewives to take care of their own and their families' health. In many cases, the teacher takes an active role in leading the change towards cleaning up the village, constructing toilets, or creating other sanitation facilities. Depending on the requirement, the teacher is also trained as the primary health worker to serve the villagers in the time of need. In addition to the teacher, there is also a Village Health Worker who is responsible for the health care of the village. At the Project Area level there is a health worker that takes care of the training, and at the Central level, there is a "Central Healthcare Training Team."