A growing problem not only in India but all over the globe is that students are more stressed than ever. In fact, India has one of the highest rate of suicides among people aged between 15 and 29. Although the reasons are myriad but failure in examination, unemployment, and depression are some the reasons why people put their life at risk.
A common cause of concern is the pressure from parents to do well in the class X and XII board exams. There have been many incidents in the past where students have committed suicide during exams and on the result day. But what can be so extreme that students decide to end their life?
The Psychologists suggest that students suffer from anxiety and traumatic disorder relating to fear of examination. The fear factor is the reason why students suffer from anxiety, depression, and the following consequences. And the fear not only comes from the school but also from parents, who go to extreme levels to push their children into getting better grades.
The best time of the life that students are supposed to enjoy and cherish is the time they are pushed to extreme levels which can be overwhelming for many.
In this regard, TEEED conducts periodical trainings to reduce the stress among students and the coping mechanisms to relieve from the stress. Our training programs have brought tremendous change in the minds of the students and many of them have overcome the fear of examinations.
We all want to be happy. But we sometimes think of happiness as a thing that happens to us — something we have no control over. It's easy to link the idea of happiness with the situation we're in. We might tell ourselves, "If only things were different, then I'd be happy.""But that's not really how happiness works. Research shows that just a small portion of happiness (only about 10%) depends on a person's situation. So where does most of our happiness come from?
Research have shown the following results who are the happy people:
So TEEED has committed with a vision to bring happiness in the lives of children, students, young people, youth and adults and hence conducting the trainings for Happy Living at every quarter.
About 48 per cent of children in India are suffering from some degree of malnutrition. According to the UNICEF, water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea and respiratory infections are the number one cause for child deaths in India. Children weakened by frequent diarrhoea episodes are more vulnerable to malnutrition and opportunistic infections such as pneumonia. With 638 million people defecating in the open and 44 per cent mothers disposing their children’s faeces in the open, there is a very high risk of microbial contamination (bacteria, viruses, amoeba) of water which causes diarrhoea in children. Also, diarrhoea and worm infection are two major health conditions that affect school children impacting their learning abilities.
According to the Public Health Association, only 53 per cent of the population wash hands with soap after defecation, 38 per cent wash hands with soap before eating and only 30 per cent wash hands with soap before preparing food.
Only 11 per cent of the Indian rural families dispose child stools safely. 80 per cent children’s stools are left in the open or thrown into the garbage.
TEEED is creating awareness among the school children through education campaigns on the importance of preventive tools such as hand washing. Hand washing with soap is among the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent diarrhoeal diseases and pneumonia. Poor wash causes diarrhoea, which is the second biggest cause of death in children under five years.
Dengue is a serious viral disease transmitted by the bite of the mosquito, Aedesaegypti. Dengue occurs in two forms: dengue fever and dengue haemorrhagic fever. Dengue fever is a severe, flu-like illness that affects older children and adults but rarely causes death. Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) is a second more severe form, in which bleeding and occasionally shock occur, leading to death; it is most serious in children. Persons suspected of having dengue fever or DHF must see a doctor at once. Dengue haemorrhagic fever is a deadly disease and early diagnosis and treatment can save lives. Unless proper treatment is given promptly, the patient may go into shock and die.
The symptoms of dengue fever vary according to the age and general health of the patient. Infants and young children may have a fever with a measles-like rash, which is difficult to distinguish from influenza, measles, malaria, infectious hepatitis and other diseases with fever. Older children and adults may have similar symptoms or symptoms ranging from mild illness to very severe disease.
TEEED is carrying out Dengue awareness in and around Madurai district especially among women and children. We issue pamphlets to the public cautioning the causes of dengue and how could we prevent ourselves from getting the disease.
TEEED is carrying out the following Medical Camps in Madurai district. At least two camps are conducted every month depending on the availability of medical personnel.
We also do the referral services to people need further treatment on free or affordable cost. We also issue Health Cards to people identified for further treatment. We also create a database of these patients and the follow up.
TEEED is conducting Lifestyle Modification Training to various sections of people in Madurai. Lifestyle modification involves altering long-term habits, typically of eating or physical activity, and maintaining the new behaviour for months or years. Lifestyle modification can be used to treat a range of diseases, including obesity.Treatment is given for current generation while lot of awareness is done for the future younger generation. We motivate people with the following activities.