FINOLEX Industries Limited (FIL), with its CSR arm Mukul Madhav Foundation (MMF), supports Ratnagiri society by providing support in continuous health camps at Zilla Parishad and private schools.
In addition to this knowledge sharing through Deshapnayan – an initiative by Sahayog Foundation of Mumbai, which inculcates patriotism and knowledge among students, teachers, and parents making them alert, informed and active citizens. On July 4, 2018, this programme was conducted in Mukul Madhav Vidyalaya (MMV) which is the first school in the rural area which conducts this programme since 2016.
MMV invited five schools namely Saraswati Vidyamandir – Gavkhadi, Swami Swarupanand Vidyamandir – Pawas, Sacred Heart School – Ratnagiri, New English School – Nevre and Lakshmi Keshav Vidyamandir – Phansop to participate in “Deshapnayan” programme. Teachers from these five schools attended the programme which was well accepted by them.
As there is a need for young children to understand and learn the disaster management methods, FIL came forward and brought its own firefighting team to the schools who wanted their students to learn the basics of disaster management.
Fire, Safety, and disaster management training, on July 3, 2018, was given to the students of Swami Swarupanand Vidyamandir – Pawas, Saraswati Vidyamandir – Gavkhadi, Laskhmi Kehsav Vidyamandir – Phansop and nearby ZP schools. Fire drill sessions were demonstrated to the students giving some real-life situations. These sessions provided training on disaster management by forming a fire prevention & preparedness programmeme under the guidance of Subhodh Khatavkar and a team of Fire & Safety Department of Finolex Industries.
The benefit of this training was taken by 1900 students and 128 staff members.
For the past 10 years, MMF has been conducting health camps bi-annually to ensure the wellbeing of school students in Ratnagiri. This year as part of the same initiative along with FIL, MMF organised their 20th free medical camp between July 16 and 20, 2018 along with Mental Health awareness training to respective teachers from the various schools who participated in this camp. The purpose of organising this training session was to enable the teachers to identify symptoms of mental disorders among the students at an early stage.
Along with a team of doctors from Sassoon General Hospital, H V Desai Eye Hospital, Pune and Parkar Hospital, Ratnagiri, MMF assessed 2516 students from Swami Swaroopananda Vidya Mandir, Pawas and various ZP schools such as Mervi, Bhoke, Golap No.1, Kurtade, Mahatma Gandhi Shikshan Sanstha and our very own school Mukul Madhav Vidyalaya. During this camp, students were detected with issues like dental, eyesight, ENT, cardiac and thyroid. MMF will help schools/parents to refer these students locally for ophthalmic, ENT and dental referrals.