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Lending hand in need of the hour

New Delhi, 24 February 2022- In the era of women empowerment, girls and women are told that they can achieve anything today, but can they? It isn’t their incapability, but the lack of awareness is still a prevalent concern in the rural region of the country. There aren’t just enough hours in the day, where women can think about their health, hygiene, education & moreover herself!

Akhil Bhartiya Gramin Uthan Samiti (ABGUS) is one of the organizations that reflect & provide not only knowledge-based solutions but also build their capacities on such concerns. The ABGUS NGO with RUDRA-Foundation firmly believes that scanning the underdeveloped regions, is a real task & an alarming need of the hour! They also believe that empowering the girls socially, economically, emotionally & psychologically fills the narrow gap of society. And that’s what feminism today is all considered about!

ABGUS has taken various initiatives for developing & changing the condition of girl children & women in rural areas. ABGUS & RUDRA-Foundation’s social services range from issues of girl child education, menstrual health to their active participation in decision-making. ABGUS conducted a series of training programs for Menstruation Health Hygiene within its “Health & Sanitation”. During the sessions, the NGO stresses the fact that how women have to work through mood swings and cramps during those special days of the month. The parents & other caregivers are also kept aware of general precautions & measures along with tips that are extremely important for women’s hygiene.

Looking at the growth of the awareness program, Mr. Rajesh Verma, Founder, Akhil Bhartiya Gramin Uthan Samiti, said, “The awareness sessions are mostly organized by the female volunteers of the NGO. They handle the entire process from planning to on-field execution of programs, events, or campaigns. When these little girls & women of the rural see fellow females working for social change, it triggers a positive response from them. Our main aim is to create an environment where they don’t have to depend on the society to improve their health, hygiene & living conditions”.

ABGUS’s initiatives are also spread in the field of quality education. Today the ABGUS & RUDRA-Foundation have impacted the lives of more than 163,000 underprivileged students by reducing the dropout rates and increasing the school retentions in the rural section by 95%. Not only this, the ABGUS & Foundation have been continuously working towards water conservation & waste-water management for more than 3 decades. The NGO deed is scattered across the subjects of girl child development & several other awareness programs.

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