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      GIRL CHILD EDUCATION-Pooja Sarkar  Every day, girls face barriers to education caused by poverty, cultural norms and practices, poor infrastructure, violence and fragility. Therefore, here at HEEALS, GIRLS’ EDUCATION is a priority. “Education is one thing no one can take away from you”- Elin Nordegren . Also, as rightly said in the African proverb, ‘‘if you educate a man, you educate an individual. But if you educate a woman, you educate a nation.” Girls’ education goes beyond getting girls into school, it is ensuring that girls learn and feel safe while in the school. Education is the key for women to achieve economic independence. It is also ensuring that girl child complete all levels of education with the rightful skills necessary to navigate and adapt to the changing world. That the education give them the freedom of making their own rightful decisions about their life and also contribute to the communities and the world. Although women in the majority of countr


WHY MENTAL HEALTH IS IMPORTANT - pooja sarkar HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT SOMEONE WHO IS STRUGGLING WITH HIS OR HER MENTAL HEALTH? May is celebrated as mental health awareness month. But in today’s day and age, it is of paramount importance that we encourage this awareness all year, every year. With most of us quarantined at home and uncertain of the future, it is natural to feel blue and even panic. Other than that, we all go through tough times sometimes and people help us through them. Other times, we have been worried about mental health. Of family members, friends, relatives, colleagues. However, it is important to hold positive outlook and rejuvenate this time to slow down a bit and most importantly be kind to ourselves. There are many ways to support somebody you care about. But first it is important to know about Mental Health. WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH? Some people call mental health as “emotional health” or our “wellbeing” and it is just as important as our physical health