Inventure Academy, in affiliation with Round Square, hosted the second edition of Arogya Bhagya – a health camp event for neighbourhood government schools. A day long event, it took place at the Inventure campus and catered to over 300 students from these government schools. The event saw doctors and volunteers from the Inventure community volunteering their time and expertise to provide medical screening and create medical records (or Kahaaniyans) for these less privileged students.
The health checks comprised:
- General medical examination, height, weight, BMI
- Vision and auditory test
- Basic dental health check-up
- Deworming Tablets twice a year
Through this event, we hope to improve the general health of students so that they can further enjoy the benefits of education. According to government sources, every year about 2 million children under the age of seven lose their lives due to preventable diseases and we hope to change this through these initiatives.
We aim to conduct health workshops and screening camps interspersed through the year in the three government schools around our community in Dommasandra. Happiness and bonding are also by products of this venture – with fun and games organised for the kids while they waited their turn. Popcorn, cotton candy, game stalls, mehendi, face painting were on offer for these delighted kids. The close bonds between the Inventure and government school kids was evident – a result of Inventure’s ongoing Community Outreach programme.
Darsh Kadam (Grade 12) said this about the event, “Days and weeks of planning were finally worth it when we saw how happy the children were when they came to our school. They rarely get the freedom that they had at Inventure and the sight of them running around the corridors definitely taught us all not to take things for granted.”
While Rivika Aarons (another Grade 12 student) said, “Arogya Bhagya was a day full of patience, hard work and fun. So worth it in the end, as we now look forward to seeing all these children healthy and fit for school.”