HRIDAY- SHAN has been involved in providing health related awareness among youth since 1992. Environment has been an important theme of this health promoting package.
HRIDAY – SHAN developed an activity booklet and home team material booklet to introduce the issue of climate change and its adverse impact on human health in a comprehensive manner among the students of Std VIII (including the direct and indirect – immediate and long term impact of climate change) and the possible initiatives to mitigate its effect in collaboration with WHO- SEARO.
The intent was to create awareness among school students (10- 14 years) on issues related to climate change through innovative and interactive health education material and inculcate requisite advocacy skills among students to advocate for measures to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change at individual, household, community and policy levels. Also, it was intended to disseminate important messages related to climate change and its adverse effects on health, among the community.