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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Today Is Not My Wedding Day -A short Documentary Film On Child Marriage

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Voices Of Our Beneficiaries

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Monday, 20 August 2018

HEEALS Wash Workshop movie


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Hand wash workshop in Noida Schools

We organised hand wash workshop in Delhi ,Ghaziabad and Noida Schools and Distributed Free soaps ,tooth brush and shampoo to children 

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Hand wash workshop in Ghaziabad Schools

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Hand wash workshop in Delhi Schools

We organised hand wash workshop in Delhi ,Ghaziabad and Noida Schools and Distributed Free soaps ,tooth brush and shampoo to children .















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HEEALS Intern Rachel Testimonial Video 2018



HEEALS Intern Rachel successfully completed her internship and share her experience through her Testimonial Video.

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HEEALS Intern Stefano 2018


HEEALS Intern Stefano successfully completed his internship and share his experience through his Testimonial Video .


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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

"A Rising Need To Combat A Rising Population"


According to the live population counter, Worldometer, India’s population is currently at 1,355,853,093…094…095. Equivalent to 17.74% of the entire world population, it is expected that the population density would squeeze 1,180 people into each square mile.[1] The second largest country in the world by population, it is worth discussing the importance of population in an Indian context, especially considering the burden that an exponentially growing population plays on the distribution of WASH facilities. This piece will reflect on population growth - what it is, how it began, why it is important, and how India can work to combat an exponentially growing population for the sake of a more sustainable planet.
 Population has been recognized as an issue worth addressing for decades now. There is even an annual recognition, World Population Day, first acknowledged on July 11th 1987. This was the day the global population reached 5 billion people. With a current global population of 7.6 billion, the need for an annual recognition of population growth has remained steadfast across the world. This year, the theme was “Family Planning is a Human Right.” [2]

Family planning became officially recognized as a human right in Article 16 of the Proclamation of Teheran, an International Conference on Human Rights held in Teheran, Iran, in 1968. Article 16 recognizes the right of parents to determine the number and spacing of their children, to chose when and how often to embrace parenthood (if at all), and the right of women to avoid depletion, exhaustion, and danger related to too many pregnancies.[3] The UN Population Fund and the World Health organization recognizes nine standards to ensuring family planning is upheld as a human right: family planning must be non-discriminatory, available, accessible, acceptable, of good quality, participatory, accountable, involve informed decision making, and practice privacy/confidentiality.[4]
Access to family planning is a serious concern on a global scale, and India is certainly not exempt. Currently, only 53.5% of married Indian women (aged 15-49) use family planning methods, and 12.9% of women specified an unmet need for family planning.[5] The difference in these statistics shows that not only is family planning specifically inaccessible for 12.9% of the population, but the remaining 33.6% do not recognize a personal need for family planning resources at all. Furthermore, female sterilization is the primary contraceptive being used (75.3%); Lack of access to a reversible form of contraception could intimidate women from making the choice to engage in family planning.[6]
And it shows. With a current population of 1.3 billion people - almost 18% of the global make-up - India’s population is estimated to surpass China’s by the year 2024.[1] And a growing population, as we all know, has detrimental effects on the environment, quality of life and access to resources on a global scale.


Take WASH, for example - an issue that HEEALS seeks to address in its project implementation. Ensuring that the massive Indian population has access to proper WASH resources - clean drinking water, private and accessible toilet facilities, soap for hand washing, etc. - has proven itself to be a challenge in and of itself. This becomes multiplied by a growing population, not simply because more people materialize in need of these resources. But a growing population shifts demographics, and consequentially, the type of resources needed.

George St J Perrott and Dorothy F Holland expand on this in their article, Population Trends and Problems of Public Health: “Alterations in age composition, internal migration of racial or industrial groups, changes in population density and urban-rural movement require current adaptation of the health program to solve the new problems thus created.”[2] A large population of children under the age of five exacerbates the issue of access to clean drinking water, as water-bourne diseases is the largest cause of death in India for children of this age group.[3] A large population of women of child-bearing age requires a focus on access to proper menstrual hygiene management resources, so as to avoid RTIs and other complications. So it is not just the issue of more people on this planet; Rather, the issue arises in giving an increasing number of people the resources needed to survive.

Yet, in the lecture “Why The World Population Won’t Exceed 11 Billion”, statistical analyst Hans Rosling offers an alternative way to regard population growth, and an accompanying solution that involves an increased focus on improving the health and quality of life for youth in developing countries. Rosling passionately states, “the poorest in Africa… they will not use contraceptives as long as they see their children dying, as long as there is no school in the village, as long as they need their children for work.”[4] Here, we see that the emphasis placed on access to family planning, incredibly important in and of itself, is not sufficient without ensuring that families will survive in the poorest of conditions.

So while the Indian government made its FP2020 commitment at the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, an argument could be made for strengthening efforts to reduce WASH-related diseases - one of the leading causes of infant mortality in India.[5]

-Jayde 
Wash Intern Coordinator 



[1] https://www.nhp.gov.in/world-population-day_pg
[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2690260/
[3] [3] http://www.familyplanning2020.org/entities/76
[4] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LyzBoHo5EI
[5] http://www.familyplanning2020.org/entities/76





[1] http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/india-population/
[2] https://www.nhp.gov.in/world-population-day_pg
[3] https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Education/Training/Compilation/Pages/a)TheProclamationofTeheran(1968).aspx
[4] https://www.nhp.gov.in/world-population-day_pg
[5] http://rchiips.org/nfhs/pdf/NFHS4/India.pdf
[6] http://www.familyplanning2020.org/entities/76

Monday, 6 August 2018

Income Inequality in India


Income inequality is an issue that is found all over the world, in some places more than in others. In India, the top one percent of earners has been seeing exponential growth since the 1990’s, so much so that they currently hold 73% of the entire country’s wealth. India is a country where it’s easy to see inequality- because of the caste system it’s literally in her historical and cultural roots. However, the fact that these numbers that say 1% of earners hold 73% of the wealth is shocking. This is partially because people tend to compare themselves to their past ELEPHANT and their future goals; or if they’re comparing themselves to others, to those who have similar levels of income.
We don’t usually think about the mega-rich because for most people, we will never work with them (although we’re very likely to work for them), we will never speak with them, and we will never be them. This distancing creates what is called the empathy gulf, a separation of rich and poor because of giant social differences. This often leads to complacency for the very poor- an expectation that nothing will ever change and they have been dealt their lasting sad lot in life. The rich often become detached from the struggles of people living in poverty, partially because they never need to see or interact with these people, and partially because of negative framing. Negative framing can go both ways: it’s the words that we use to describe a certain group of people which end up warping our perception of them. Poverty is often associated with dirtiness, laziness, and lack of intelligence, while being wealthy is typically associated with dedication, high intelligence, and cleanliness. Neither of these stereotypes captures the reality of life on either side of the spectrum, and that can be very dangerous.
When India had a socialist government in the 1960s and ’70s the bottom half of India’s earners saw a faster economic growth than what has been happening since then.  By the 1990s, however, this growth had nearly slowed to a stop and the top 10% of earners saw huge growth while the bottom 90% nearly stayed stagnant. In 2005, the bottom 50% and the top 10% had the same amount of income, but since then the top 10% have been gaining more while the bottom 50% have become worse off.
Now, you might be wondering how these numbers make sense since at the beginning of this post I told you that the top 1% own 73% of the wealth. In the 1990s, the top 0.1% alone grew more than the entire bottom half of the country. Not only that, but we need to remember to make a distinction between wealth and income. Most of the wealthiest people are not CEOs. In fact, it’s incredibly difficult to become break into the top 1% with just a regular job. The majority of these people are making their money off of investments and assets, which coincidentally, are taxed differently than regular income. While an annual income above 10 lakhs is taxed at a rate of 30%, according to BusinessToday assets are only taxed if they have a net worth of greater than 30 lakhs, and even then they are only taxed at one percent! Even with this ridiculously small gap, it’s up to every citizen to be honest and file their taxes correctly. If nobody evaded their taxes – neither the super-rich nor the everyday worker – India would have enough money to give every village a good health clinic, a school, and electricity for every household.
So where does HEEALS fit into this? We work to provide capacity-building workshops for the impoverished, and while there is lots of work to be done today, we aim to see a day where the need is not as great. Maybe there would be less of a need for workshops about things as basic as hand-washing if there was a more equal distribution of resources. If families could afford to keep their kids in schools and live in clean neighbourhoods, there would be a smaller need for the work HEEALS is doing. As it stands now, we are doing our work and raising awareness about the reasons this work is necessary. Income inequality, wealth inequality, and tax evasion are all contributing factors to the terrible state that impoverished communities find themselves in. As anyone can see and can tell you, the government is not doing its job in taking care of its people. Perhaps this is because of the empathy gulf. Perhaps it’s because they don’t have the resources. Perhaps it’s because people are self-absorbed or greedy. Perhaps it’s a mix of many factors, but as individuals we need to do what we can to make a difference. Those of us who are better off in society need to work hard to avoid the pitfalls that allow us to begin to look down upon and care less about people who are not as well off.
So, let’s review. Income inequality is pervasive, wealth inequality is even more so. This hurts poorer people because even though the majority of them are just as capable as the super-rich, if they were given the same resources, upbringing, and inheritance they are perceived as lazier and less intelligent. It also makes wealthier people more and more disconnected from the rest of the population, and the government should be doing more to fight this problem. Individuals also should be doing more to fight this problem in the way that they treat their employees and by avoiding tax fraud for the sake of personal benefit over societal good.
How can you make a difference in such a big issue? Firstly, avoid doing the negative actions discussed in the previous paragraph. If you’re an employee, even if that means you hire a maid, make sure you’re paying your employees a living wage, not just a minimum wage. Finally, be sure to write to your political representatives and encourage them to make good decisions on behalf of your city, province, and country. If you hear of a large company that is not paying their employees properly you can try to start a boycott of the store and if you have any type of influence over companies, use it for good rather than harm. Don’t invest in companies who are participating in immoral practices concerning their taxes or who they employ. Think before you do, and act out of love for others rather than for your wallet.

-Rachel 
Wash & Intern Coordinator 


Sources:

Clear Tax. Retrieved from: https://cleartax.in/s/income-tax
Ghosh, J. (2016, 03, 9). Tax dodging is a crime against developing countries. OxfamIndia. Retrieved from https://www.oxfamindia.org/blog/1515/tax-dodging-crime-against-developing-countries
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Friday, 3 August 2018

"Reflections On A Successful Project "

Firstly, I would like to extend our gratitude to all of our generous donors for making a difference in someone else’s life. Behind each child & family, there are compassionate people like you. Your support came to these women & children at their moment of greatest need. Your time and financial contributions are both admirable and much appreciated. I would also like to thank all of the Volunteers, Interns, local staff & Team Members who helped strive towards successful project implementation. In total, we distributed R.O Water filters and Manual Water Filters to 26 Schools, and 8 families, equaling 34 locations that comprise Gurgaon, and Uttar Pradesh. I started HEEALS eight years ago because I wanted to create positive social change in the poorer & marginalized communities. As they have lack of access to the basic need like health education livelihood and positive environment to prosper.



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