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  project name ~ Training of Village Health Catalysts (TRU)

category ~ Health Care - Adult




  Project Name


Training of Village Health Catalysts (TRU)



TRU (Trust for Reaching the Unreached)



Health Care - Adult







  Budget Approved


$ 2445


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Murli Natarajan
Harpreet Bajwa


New York
New York
New York









Selection of 30 villages in Panch Mahals area which is predominantly tribal and below poverty line rural people, marked by total absence of significant share of high cast hindu or other religion people, illiteracy has been so far a way of life in these villages. With some inputs by the education system nowadays the children have started going to schools and have enrolled themselves fully. But despite free education many of them drop out at a young age and serve as labourers in peri-urban and industrial areas. To help them overcome the basic impediments in health, TRU has planned this programme wherein they aim at providing basic knowledge and exposure through a ten days’ training program in two phases.





To be filled





Young boys and girls. Five per village – 50 persons in first year, covers 10 villages/clusters of hutments roughly. Why will they undergo this training: Young girls have a bright chance of joining the Rural Health Initiative of Govt NRHM programmes, get recruited as Anganwadi workers, joining the ANM training course, work in NGO sector, etc. Beyond all each one will be able to understand body processes and shall work as one of a few knowledgeable persons in villages to guide people without any selfish aim, Boys also stand such a chance, but the skills better useful for them to start working in a doctor’s clinic and a hospital set up requires being imparted. More than any other thing they shall be able to be more responsible family members and shall be able to influence family decision to access medical care in time. If required TRU shall manage hospital placement for a selected few out of the whole batch or manage further training inputs for a few of these boys.



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