Happy is a tummy without Juka (stomach worms). Mostly caused in monsoon season, Juka when untreated, may even be fatal. Volunteers from 5 schools and colleges went to government schools to raise awareness on, and provide free medicine to students who cannot afford them.
By August 2013, we reached over 3000 students.
Cost for supporting a child was Rs 15 per student (Rs 12 for medicine, Rs 3 for related expense).
How It Started?
In the Stationery Impact Discussion Program held last month, Ms. Rukmini Humagain, a teacher from Adarsha School, Naxal - raised the idea of distributing Juka (stomach worm) medicine to school students. Stomach worms/ Juka is a common malady for many poor students during the monsoon season.
When Sujan Shrestha from Asian Pharmaceuticals heard about this idea, he was keen to contribute to this project. This seed idea for a Juka distribution project was then shared with Kehi Garoun’s volunteers.
What we do
We enable individuals to be the change. We connect Volunteers with children in need, and ensure that 100% of donation reaches them.