URI North India & Afghanistan - Health is Wealth

24 April 2020, 11:49 PM
A bunch of kids doing yoga.

Individuals are the threads that compose the fabric of society. Thus, the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of an individual is crucial to establish a happy, safe, and healthy community. Without the good health of people across nations, establishing world peace and harmony will become unimaginable. Moreover, URI has always stood for healing, reconciliation, and harmony which will only sustain on good health. We attempted to uplift the overall health of people by various means. 

Soup for The Soul

Social and emotional well being   A special workshop by Light Up, Zestreet, and Sukoon was conducted for Anganwadi workers, women, and schoolgirls with an Army Regiment in Kishtawar and Thathri Doda, which belongs to the belt of insurgency in Kashmir. The workshop aimed at not just empowering women with vocational skills to help them earn their livelihood and become self-dependent. But also empower them with emotional skills and psychological support structures that can help them stand up for themselves within a patriarchal and socially repressive society. Additionally Light Up and Youth for Peace International also conducted a successful 5-day workshop about Social and Emotional Learning in Nagpur in association with Beyond IQ.

A group of people sitting on a dais.

Some other initiatives also were - 

  • Yoga is beneficial for both our physical as well as mental stability and strength and recently has transformed into a global movement. It can be performed while seated on the floor or on the wheelchair and breathing exercises can be performed by everyone. Keeping this in mind, Abhigyane Foundation, Tronica City, Kasturba CC, Chahat CC, and Sarwa Dharma Samwaad celebrated International Day of Disabled Persons and International Yoga Day with adults and disabled kids.
  • Patiala CC and Uttarakhand Ekta Manch conducted a Blood Donation Camp in Punjab.
  • Marathons are a great way to generate awareness and one such was organized by Sangrur CC against drugs and intoxication.
  • The ‘Gift of Sight’ campaign by Love Care Foundation has shed light on the importance of organ donation after death.
  • Women’s health was also on the forefront and My Perch CC conducted a free Breast Cancer Screening and medical diagnosis with ATTAC (Aim to Terminate Tobacco and Cancer) in slums.
Students sitting in a room and writing on paper.

The workshop 'Gift of Sight' conducted by Love Care Foundation.

A group of Punjabi men running in a marathon with banners in their hand.

Marathon against drugs organized by Sangrur CC.

A woman gets checked up by a doctor.

My Perch conducted a free Breast Cancer Screening camp in association with ATTAC.

Cooperation Circles Involved

Light Up - Emotions Matter Foundation

Light Up is one of the first few social ventures that is focusing on harnessing the emotional intelligence (EI) of children, parents, and teachers by developing their social and emotional competencies and providing them with tools necessary to form a cohesive, non-violent, and caring community that would ultimately equip them to lead happier and more successful lives.

Abhigyane Foundation

"Our motto is Freedom through Education. We provide stationary, books, and library facilities to children in need. We also offer free-minded learning through educational trips, and try to make education more enjoyable. We run workshops in slum areas, orphanages, and for physically disabled groups to nurture the talent of students from lesser economically developed sections. Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world with peace and harmony."

My Perch

My Perch is a space run and managed by kids where they receive love and warmth, and where they speak their mind, share their ideas and imagination, and decide the kind of activities they want to develop.