Noah’s Ark goes to the Dentist

September 29, 2012 at 10:28 am

Noah's Ark sponsors dental exam day for students

Each year, the Noah’s Ark Handicrafts & Artisan Welfare Society hosts several health days for our factory workers, artisans and the students attending the schools run by our Project Ashakiran. Every student or worker receives a free dental examination on an initial screening day, and if necessary, they will receive a follow up appointment on a second treatment day. We are grateful to the 8 dentists from the Teerthker Mahaveer Dental College & Research Center in Moradabad who participated.

In 2012, we hosted a student screening day on 28 March followed by a treatment day on 7 August. Over 175 students participated and received treatment. Each student was given an identity card with their record to be used during future exam days. Of the 175+ students seen, 30 were referred to a local hospital for further treatment.

Student receives dental exam through Noah's Ark India     Student receives dental treatment through Noah's Ark India.

For our factory workers and artisans, dental health days were held on-site at the Noah’s Ark factory on 8 May, 25 May and 14 June. On the initial screening day on 8 May, over 80 artisans and factory workers were seen by the 8 dentists.

Employee Indu receives dental exam through Noah's Ark India     Worker receives dental treatment through Noah's Ark India

Noah’s Ark Handicrafts & Artisan Welfare Society is committed to helping our community of workers, artisans and their families lead healthy lives by providing these dental health days in addition to medical and eye health screenings. Despite the usual discomfort that comes with a visit from the dentist, we are happy to say that there were lots of smiles.

Project Ashakiran (Ray of Hope)

September 24, 2012 at 6:35 pm

This is a schooling project which is run at 3 different locations. The main objective of this project is to provide free education for artisans children. Approximately 220 children are being educated under this project. Around US$ 10000 are spent yearly on this project. The main purpose of this school/project is to educate children at a younger age so that they can receive basic skills like reading and writing. There is a vast economic disparity within the income brackets in India, which creates a roadblock for many young children to get the necessary and or basic education needed to help develop their future. This often leads these children to be classified as “burdens”, through our project we want young children to get the basic education so that they can manage to stand up on their feet. This also encourages poor families to send their young girls to school and keep them away from child labor and prostitution. We hope to develop a hunger for education in these young children attitude.