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That?s some HOPE for kids

DID YOU know breakfast gives you enough nutritional boost to get your learning brain going? About 9.6 per cent children have worms, and 1.5 per cent have scabies? All this and much more information is packed in an eight-page book, titles Did You Know.

india Updated: Mar 19, 2006 23:32 IST

DID YOU know breakfast gives you enough nutritional boost to get your learning brain going? About 9.6 per cent children have worms, and 1.5 per cent have scabies? All this and much more information is packed in an eight-page book, titles Did You Know.

Brought out by an NGO HOPE, the initiative for healthy living, the booklet doesn’t burden the child as does curriculum. It just helps to score more.
Students of at least 12 institutes are already benefiting from the booklet. Right from brushing of teeth, healthy eating habits to smoking and alcohol hazards all have been explained in details.

It also carries a relevant survey done at schools. Tips on a healthy living take a lot of text in the booklet.

The HOPE initiative was conceptualised when a team visited the Kendriya Vidyalaya branch on the SGPGI campus with its health promotion programmes for the students. The tremendous response received from this school gave birth to the idea of promoting health awareness in schools throughout the city.

As a result, an organization by the name of HOPE Initiative – Health Oriented Programmes and Education, was established in November 2004. The founders included Prof. G Chaudhuri, the head of the Department of Gastroenterology at SGPGI, Dr UC Ghoshal and a group of like- minded citizens like retired high court judge DK Trivedi, Kiron Chopra, Elton D’Souza, Manju Tayal, Sandhya Singh, Surabhi Kapoor and Saba Umar.

The organisation has been making efforts by conducting various educational programmes in many schools and colleges. Some of the institutes touched so far are La Martiniere College, Isabella Thoburn College, Kendriya Vidhyalaya SGPGI, St Paul’s College, Colvin Taluqdar College, Delhi Public School and Study Hall College.
Till now 12 schools and colleges have HOPE.