Sick room to boost girls' health
Focus: Girl Child, Health
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The first ₹5,000 will secure a bed, the next ₹3,000, a mattress - so go on!
A sick room at the Baale Mane home has been a part of their expansion plans for some time. Without one, the girls have taken longer to recover, missed more days of school, and in the process have spread the illness to their roommates - who are then also absent from class. With a designated sick room, diseases and viral infections will be contained and provide a peaceful environment for girls who fall sick to regain their health.
If one girl falls sick, we see that that most of her friends and the girls who sleep next to her in the dormitory also falls sick. Having a sick room will help keep the girls safer.
I had typhoid two weeks ago and did not have a place to rest properly. I was also scared that the other girls, especially the younger girls will catch the infection from me. I hope we have a sick room to avoid this in future.
I need a sick room to sleep in when I am not well. The dormitory is too congested to rest properly.
Once the new wing of the home is constructed, Baale Mane will convert an existing dormitory - on the ground floor and close to the manager's office - into the sick room, making it easily accessible through the gates by an ambulance or car. The funds raised will be used to purchase four wrought iron beds, four mattresses, a couch for the caretaker, mosquito nets, medicines and first-aid kits. The room will be cleaned and sanitised before use.
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