ONLINE AWARENESS MEETINGS
MENTAL HEALTH WEBINARS
LIVE ON NUTRITION
FUNDRAISER FOR OPERATION
ONLINE AWARENESS MEETINGS
WITH ORPHANGES DURING THE PANDEMIC
KILKARI RAINBOW HOME
Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
Conversing with Kilakari home about covid-19! Keeping in mind the devastating effects of sars-cov-2 due to lack of information, we connected with the manager at Kilkari home rainbow orphanage to increase awareness about this disease in an accessible and engaging way for children. We played animated videos for them about social distancing, sanitisation and hand washing techniques. The children were excited to learn something new and were consistently responsive.We had a fun Q and A with them as well!
Expanding our initiative
Another fun and interactive session with young kids, making them aware about covid-19 and hygiene.
Dr Ponam Thakur was present with us again to give helpful tips to the children and their teachers!
Make a Difference Today
Expanding our awareness initiative to other places, we conversed with the young adults at Lal bahadur Shastri orphanage. We were pleased to see them following the rules of social distancing and wearing masks. In order to combat the misinformation about covid-19, we showed them videos of coronavirus myth busters . We also had Dr. Poonam Thakur with us who talked to the children about healthy lifestyle changes including nutrition, physical activity and hygiene in times like these.
Broadening our scope
TELE-UPCHAAR is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.
Helping The Community
Another venture of ours was to provide the slums in Delhi with easy to access healthcare. In order to do this, we visited a slum in Panchsheel park and gave the people the opportunity to consult with the doctor on a one on one basis. The medical camp that we held in the slum was received very well and was a great help to the residents of the slum as said by Ms. phoolmati, one of the people who attended the camp. It was a great learning experience for us.
Reinforcing our Commitment
After exploring the telemedicine units in Mathura and getting an insight into their working we wanted to further the objectives of the telemedicine project ,which was to increase knowledge about non-communicable diseases and telemedicine units so that the people can avail its benefits. In order to do so we visited the school and community meetings, arranged by the block coordinators working in Tata Trusts, to sensitize the crowd about the same. In the school meetings, we taught the students about non communicable diseases and how they can prevent them. We also taught the girls in the school about menstrual health and how the social taboo regarding menstruation should not exist. We taught them through innovative ways like conducting a quiz. We also informed them about the telemedicine units , the timings , and about the units near their locality.
Under a philanthropic organisation Ekaal, a telemonitoring system has been set up in the villages surrounding Fatehpur sikri. However, this system is in its infant stage and takes care of only dental health and that too of only school children. To make full utilisation of their available resources, we suggested the inclusion of primary healthcare monitoring too based on our knowledge from the telemedicine system in Mathura. They were open to and appreciative of our suggestions.
Communicating with children
We were assisted by Dr. Premchand and the Arogya sevika who trained us beforehand. We are invested in an innovative approach that empowers our community and delivers the support they need when they need it.
During this school meeting, we talked about personal hygiene, different kinds of diseases, and how to prevent them. The students were also informed about the telemedicine unit which carried out dental checkups for them. To do the same we prepared posters and placards.
In our school meetings, we try our best to make it an interactive session and provide information by conducting quizzes and games. To make it even more interesting we give gifts to winners!
Till now the response we have received has been great.
“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.”
MENTAL HEALTH WEBINAR -1
Realizing the consequence of COVID-19 on not just physical health but also on mental health we organized a webinar with psychologist Esha Mehta where every participant got opportunities to participate in interactive activities like polls. They could also ask an anonymous question which Ms.Esha Mehta answered with utmost brilliance. With over 50 people from many schools, colleges even abroad and endless questions it proved to be a great experience for us.
Mental health webinar- 2
Tele-Upchaar along with Ms. Rashi Ahuja conducted a webinar that covered the topic; mental health during a pandemic. There were over thirty participants who engaged in conversations regarding anxiety, depression, demotivation, coping with daily hassles of living in isolation and lack of social interaction. The psychologist on board started off with an activity that involved creative visualisation and it required the attendees to form an image of their “ideal self”. This received a very good response from everyone as people were left feeling “relaxed” and “happy”. Ms. Rashi also addressed personal questions that all the participants had, very patiently and gave many tips and tricks to combat their various queries. The people that attended, felt that the session “made their day and was much needed”. We would like to emphasise that mental health is an extremely integral part of everyone's well being and those who need professional assistance please seek help! Happy Mental Health Awareness Month.
“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.”
Live on Nutrition
Nutrition: key element of health
Techupchar, in a collaboration with Girl Up Faridabad, took an initiative to raise awareness about nutrition and the ideal methods to approach healthy dietary habits. In a conversation with renowned celebrity nutritionist, Ms. Shikha A Sharma, we focused upon the importance of a holistic diet and it’s effects on the well being of an individual as well as the significance of traditional spices and vitamins in the our diet- particularly that of a menstruator. Ms. Sharma busted myths about diet culture and it’s negative connotations in an interactive QnA format. The session was an informative insight which re-emphasised the need for an adequate, regular and balanced diet which moves away from restriction and towards a healthy lifestyle.
Talking always helps
Through our webinar, we saw how many people needed someone to listen to their problems or worries and found themselves with no one to talk to.
Hence, teleupchaar introduces TELE-BUDDY where you can call us, message us, contact us in any way and we promise to provide you with nonjudgemental ears for you to vent.
YOU CAN FIND YOUR CONFIDENT IN US! YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
WE AT TELE-UPCHAAR FIRMLY BELIEVES IN LISTENING TO PEOPLE WITH NO JUDGMENTS BECAUSE MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS AND TALKING HELPS.
helping those in need
Teleupchaar, as a part of our outreach programme with Slum Swaraj, came in contact with an aggrieved sister whose brother had been part of a road accident that rendered him unable to walk. Despite having undergone an operation at a public hospital, his condition was not improved and Mr Kishan Rathore was shifted to a private hospital. The heavy cost of treatment made the procedure difficult to afford and Teleupchaar in keeping with its spirit of providing medical welfare organised an online fundraiser on Milaap. We managed to raise approximately 60,000 in funds and we’re glad to have done our part in helping Kishan walk again. We extend our warmest gratitude to everyone who contributed and helped relieve their family of the distress they were going through.
helping those in need
Teleupchaar and Mahaveer International Delhi hosted a free health camp on 7th February 2021 with an aim to provide quality eye care and check ups to those in need. The camp took place between 10 A.M and 2 P.M at the Swrag Virdh Aashram in Nangloi, Delhi. The event was graced by the Chief guest, Sh. Tarkeshwar Singh. Sponsored by
Sh. Sukhmal Chand Jain, the camp was able to provide help to the many patients who walked in, thus allowing Teleupchaar to continue fulfilling its vision.
Tele-upchaar has collaborated with Avi-The Rising Sun foundation to provide medicines and medical equipment to the underprivileged free of cost. Through this collaboration, we have provided some essential medicines to old age homes in the form of a medicine bank.
Influencing young minds
Mahalakshmi vidya mandir
Conducted a talk on Changemakers and change making. Inspiring young students to create change in their environment, engaging with them through question answers and idea pitches.