I am the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sehat Kahani. Sehat Kahani is a social impact initiative of Community Innovation Hub based in Pakistan. For my work in social enterprise, I have won notable awards such as CRDF Global, Ashoka Changemakers, ISIF Asia, the Unilever Sustainable living Young Entrepreneurs Awards and the UNICEF- Global Goal Campaigner Award 2016. I am a part of a well-known accelerator in Pakistan; Invest2 Innovate. I am also a part of regional Acumen fellowship cohort 2016. I enjoy Travel, Music but majority of my personal time is dedicated towards my 3 year old
Thank you so much for commending on our work and efforts. Both healthcare and women empowerment are something Pakistan lacks behind and we aim to bring this to its best of conditions.
To understand the perspective of the girls who had participated, I have uploaded two testimonials in the proposal which are in Urdu language since this is the official language of Pakistan, however the crux of the testimonial has been provided in English in the description.
Furthermore to learn more about our organization you can visit our website www.sehatkahani.com
Please feel free to ask anything further about the idea or our organization. Thank you for the continuous support!
Thank you for your lovely feedback. Sehat Kahani is itself HCD driven as we believe in the motto of providing service to the users by the users for the well-being of the users.Our uses in this case would be the local female youth whose issues are yet to beprioritized by the community at large.
While answering to your questions,
We would ideally like to use an approach which incorporates both curriculum and pedagogical approach as we envision to provide them a sound background knowledge on existing major health issues so as to understand the magnitude of the problem while at the same time we would want to create an interactive environment where the needs of the female youth are incorporated since they understand the community interventions at a better scale.
Our current practice shows that the best of outcomes have been achieved when the community is involved in the feedback mechanism and implementation of health based strategies. While involving community health workers and nurses in the process of e-health, a communication medium is formed and strengthened between the health care provider and the service user which allows user retention and compliance to the health based strategy we provide. Our pain point however is the lack of updated knowledge of these health workers considering that they have been trained several years ago. We solve this by providing relevant training sessions to the health workers in order for them to be in level with the current health needs of the community and increase the outcome of Sehat Kahani's strategy.
We understand that a gap between young females and broader community exists and only by empowering them with the support of the local community can the stigma be combated. We aim to achieve this by taking the community elders and local government officials into confidence in helping us advocate the potential of these young female to contribute to a positive change in the community. At the same time, we intend to exemplify their pathway of success through social media realms which can help other communities learn and participate in this process too. Involvement of corporate sectors can also play a significant role since they will be able to connect the young female ambassadors to communities outside theirs and facilitate the promotion their activities in areas where such involvement is required.
When considering sustainability for this proposal, we aim to provide support to these young females by employing them as Sehat Kahani ambassadors in which they will be able to perform relative awareness sessions within their communities. At the same time, Sehat Kahani will create a pathway for corporate firms to have access to this pool of trained female youth of whom they can hire to implement preventive health campaigns in communities as part as the corporate social responsibility of their firm. While their contract remains stable, these trained youth will also be able to train upcoming youth ambassadors through the support of Sehat Kahani and other corporate agencies.
Once again, I would like to thank you for your role in contributing to the improved outcome of our ideas. Cheers
Dear Tuba Naziruddin , Thank you for the wonderful feedback on our idea. It feels great to have women mentors appreciate our efforts and give us suggestions so that we can strive to make our idea better. Our team members were ecstatic to know that you loved our user journey map and video! Thank you for the suggestion, I agree that adding testimonials from the young women can add value and reinforce the need for our idea which is something we have already started working on. Your support and welfare for our team makes us even more motivated to perform better. Please do let us know if you have any more suggestions. Cheers :)