POWER Foundation in partnership with Silver Lining for
the Needy initiative organized a comprehensive program on
World Diabetes Day and World Toilet Day on 25th Nov 2023, aimed at creating awareness about
diabetes and promoting hygiene practices within the community.
program commenced at 9:18 am with an opening prayer led by the dedicated
nursing staff, setting a positive and inclusive tone for the event. The
assistant doctor from Sancta Maria Hospital delivered an informative health
talk on the dangers of diabetes and practical ways to control it effectively.
The doctor emphasized the significance of early detection and management in
preventing complications associated with diabetes. Following the health talk, health screenings
were conducted. Out of the 50 individuals tested, 20 were identified with poor
results, necessitating further consultation and medical attention.
Mobilization: A proactive approach was taken to inform the
community about the event. The town crier played a crucial role in spreading
the word and ensuring maximum participation.
Preparation: Before the event, collaboration with Sancta Maria
Hospital was established, and necessary arrangements were made. The coordinator
ensured all requirements for the program were met, contributing to its overall
and Refreshments Distribution: As part of the holistic approach to community well-being, toiletries,
antiseptics, and soap were distributed to participants, promoting hygiene and
The program was successful, with 75 active
participants and 50 individuals undergoing health screenings. Twenty
individuals with concerning results were promptly referred to the doctor for
further treatment and consultation.
Building on the success of this program, POWER and
SLNI look forward to organizing more community-focused initiatives to address
health and well-being. This report encapsulates the efforts made on World
Diabetes Day and World Toilet Day, underscoring the commitment of POWER and
SLNI to community health and welfare.
In conclusion, the program achieved its objectives
in raising awareness about diabetes and promoting health and hygiene practices
within the community. The gratitude expressed by the 75 participants towards
the foundation underlines the impact and importance of such initiatives.