Friday, May 31, 2013

From China to SVCT

This summer is destined to be different!
Flew from China, I landed in India and started my internship with SVCT, which is a NGO working on human touch, catch the cancer and chance for change programs.
First of all, the introduction of these three programs:
Human touch:
The children of inmates suffer for want of education, books and medical attention as usually their earning parents are in jail and they also become stigmatic. Therefore, we at SVCT feel that it is our moral duty to try, help out and support as many families as possible. These innocent children have done nothing wrong and deserve a chance to build their bright future like all other children. They should not pay for the mistakes of their parents. By helping these children, we will help to build a better society. We help them by paying for their school fee ,  giving them the school stuff such as school bag, books and pens. If there is a need, we will pay more for improving their life standard.
Catch the cancer:
Cancer is the most rapidly growing disease in India and is now reaching epidemic proportions. The largest segment affected by cancer is Breast and Uterus cancer in women and Mouth and Throat cancer in men. These happen to be amongst the most ignored symptoms of illness as there is very little or no awareness about them in people and especially in the urban poor area. We at SVCT feel that if detected in time, these can be easily treated. Our vision at SVCT is to help spread awareness and help detect these problems in as many people as possible. We spread these awareness by going to the poor area and showing the PPT , giving them the cancer booklets and giving speeches. Also, we organize some free cancer camp check from time to time in undeveloped area.
Chance for change
All people who are convicted are not per say criminals. They are more often victims of circumstances. They too were normal citizens who made a mistake and ultimately they too will join mainstream society  and therefore they should be given a chance to change. We at SVCT strongly believe that human beings are not bad but circumstances make them different from other people.
Therefore, SVCT is trying to help these people better life hence providing chance for change. We help them by providing the trainings and help them find suitable jobs. Also lead them to build self-confidence.
To briefly introduce my work at SVCT:
Firstly, I’d like to share my working experience in SVCT about the program of Catch the cancer.  I helped the SVCT spread cancer awareness in less-developed area. We focused on the women’s cancers such as breast cancer (Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast) and cervical cancer (Cervical cancer is malignant neoplasm of the cervix uteri or cervical area.). Through showing the PPTs, we spread the knowledge of what is this kind of cancer, how to do some self-checks, how to prevent from catching these cancer and so on.
Secondly, it is about the job of human catch and the chance for change. These two programs are relevant to the people who are sent into jail and their families. I did some records of the prisoner’s families while they talking about the stories and the families difficulties they faced. Also, I did some visiting to some prisoner’s families, and gave some school stuff to them.
This substantial experience with SVCT gave me a lot of learning, which can be point out as below: I got to know how the NGO works in India, and also the difficulties the face such as the finance. I feel so pleased when I was spreading the awareness of cancers and happy to see that those women got some knowledge of the cancers so that the rate of getting of this cancer will be decreased.  By visiting the prisoner’s families I knew that they need the second chance badly, at the same time, their innocence families especially their children need us help to build a bright future.
I am very thankful for the one-month internship with SVCT and feel very honored working with this team.
I would like to give my greatly thank you to Mr. A. K.Passy for providing me the chance to work with SVCT and lending his great support.
I would even like to thank all the staff in SVCT for helping me and giving me the support.

10th May 2013

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