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Parental Songs at Chaupals.

Focusing on mothers within the rural villages of India (starting with villages of the highest infant mortality rates), we shall raise awareness of basic, essential and potentially lifesaving  parenting skills through th

Parental Songs at Chaupals. Focusing on mothers within the rural villages of India (starting with villages of the highest infant mortality rates), we shall raise awareness of basic, essential and potentially lifesaving parenting skills through th

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Taz commented on School-Based Mobile Clinics

Hi All

This project helps to bring healthcare and education to vulnerable families and their children which is a great way engage people in a group scenario thus making it more effective for the community as a whole. I am sure that this would work really well in school's, community centres, churches and maybe even within people's place of work.

I remember a few fun low cost activities that I liked playing when I was younger and that support motor skills and learning to work as a team including:

1) 'up and under' where two groups stand in a line, each with a ball and one person passes the ball over their head, then next passes it under their legs etc. The last person gets it and runs to the front of the line and starts again;

2) 'knee and ball' where teams have to pass the ball by gripping it between their knees and without using their hands. Last person to get it runs to the front of the line and starts the passing again; and

3) for something to take home, the children could play noughts and crosses. I used to play with a stick in the dirt with friends to kill some time =)

I hope that some of this was helpful.

Keep up the great work!!

Kindest regards

Tara Fear

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Taz commented on Promoting Local Nutrition Solutions

Hi All

Fantastic to hear that you plan to empower families and communities to become self-sustaining and grow their own food. Not only will this address the children and families nutritional needs and add seasonal variety to their diet but it can be done in a really cost-effective way from planting the seeds to crushing the plant. You have really considered the small detail to deliver as much cost reduction within families and communities as you can.

Can I just ask if any tools will be needed for home and community gardening and if so, will these be given out on loan or will you suggest common household items that can be used for gardening as an alternative?

Good luck!

Kindest regards

Tara Fear

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Taz commented on Preventing Illness Through Improved Flooring

Hi All

This is a great idea to help family health but also to help increase the value of people's homes! Your boards mapping out you concept and solution look great and explain your idea really well! You mentioned the problem of flooding and I wanted to know that would this mean that work would stop during monsoon season and continue for the rest of the year? Also, if your business model is squeezing your margins to reduce costs and the flooring is to support low-income families, who pays the cost if flooding occurs during works and damages some of the flooring, I assume that it would be very expensive and difficult to get insurance against such risk in areas of high risk of flooding?

Kindest regards

Tara Fear