Dr. Shampur Madhusudana Trust
Dr. Shampur Madhusudana Trust

Cause:

Rabies Education Day through Schools Immersion Program (SIP)

Raising: Rs. 1,00,000 /-

Expected no of Beneficiaries: 15000

Raising Funds for:

Dr. Shampur Madhusudhana Trust (Regd.) is a non-profit organization based in Bangalore and Hyderabad, which focuses with one aim, eliminate Rabies in India. Every year, Rabies causes the deaths of around 60,000 people – the majority of which are children under 15. Beginning our journey in India, where a third of the global human Rabies deaths occur, we run Awareness Programs in rural, semi-urban and low-income schools and communities.

Our methods are simple, effective and replicable. We encourage communities to recognize and report rabid dogs, care for & protect dogs with vaccination, and help bite victims get treatment through active and thought-provoking sessions.

Lessons and Activities:
We use an array of teaching methods tailored for each respective school and campaign including drawing, acting, flashcards, video, props and demonstration to deliver the message of rabies prevention and ensure it is memorable. Each section of the session has plenary activities aimed to review what has been learnt and not only to make sure all children understand the message, but also that the children take the message home to their parents, family and friends.

The teachers pack include lesson plans, teachers notes, curricula links, power point presentations, worksheets, extension activities and FAQs.

Monitoring:
For every school we visit - we record who, when, where and what we did to teach children and communities to document our reach. We complete community and schools studies to understand the barriers and behaviors’ that perpetuate human life loss to rabies, and measure how our interventions work to address these. Our local team keep in touch with schools and communities to receive feedback, and give ongoing support.

In the academic year 2017-18, Sumadhu Trust conducted various activities as follows:

  • Rabies Awareness Days in Schools and Colleges across Bangalore i.e. 13 schools in Chikkaballapur & 2 Schools in Hyderabad.
  • We also conducted Rally against Rabies in communities
  • School Immersion Programs for B.Ed candidates.
  • Annual World Rabies Day Celebrations.

Funds raised are directly used to cover program costs for the volunteers to travel to schools to run various Rabies sessions to the children as per the requirement.

About the Organization:

Rabies Free India is a project by Dr. Shampur Madhusudhana Trust (Regd.) which was founded in 2017 with one aim, eliminate Rabies in India. Over 99% of human rabies cases are caused by an infected dog bite. Once symptoms of the disease develop, it is 100% fatal. Every year, Rabies causes the deaths of around 60,000 people – the majority of which are children under 15. Beginning our journey in India, where a third of the global human Rabies deaths occur, we run Awareness Programs in rural, semi-urban and low-income schools and communities. Rabies Free India is going to change that. Rabies is 100% preventable. We are working to prevent needless deaths from this devastating disease.

Vision:

To create a society free of Rabies and to develop sustainable solutions for the mental wellness of children

Mission:

1) To foster cutting edge rabies research by scholars around the world.

2) To raise awareness about rabies prevention and implement rabies camps for the underserved communities.

3) To create an ecosystem to integrate innovation and solutions seamlessly.

4) To build awareness in the society about mental wellness and related issues.

5) To encourage acceptance and build an inclusive society.

6) To celebrate accomplishments and achievements and weave a new social fabric of positive reinforcement.

7) To frame sustainable solutions that is easily understandable, implementable and repeatable by the people to accomplish our vision.

Volunteering Opportunities:

For Rabies Awareness Sessions, we require 10 volunteers to run awareness programs in rural, semi-urban and low-income schools and communities. The duration of each session is 1hour.

Dr. Shampur Madhusudana Trust (Not For Profit)

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Contact: 7032832069

Email: sumadhutrust@gmail.com

Website: www.sumadhu.org

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