Door to Door Campaigns on Personal Hygiene using Foldscope as an Aid

A campaign was conducted in the villages of Rajaborari to educate women on importance of hygiene with emphasis of cloth and menstrual hygiene. Women were explained the importance and procedure to wash clothes. They were shown slides of microbes with the help of foldscope. Microbes were collected from unwashed bedding, unclean towel, etc.  100 women…

Poster and Collage competition on Health and Hygiene

Poster and collage competition was conducted for 150 students from 6th to 12th standard, from 4 different schools namely, (Prem Vidyalaya, R.E.I. from Agra, Soami Nagar Model School from New Delhi and Primary and secondary schools from Rajaborari) and best two entries from every school were awarded first     and second prize. The topic for the…

Workshop on Hygiene practice

Workshop for school students from 6th to 12th standard, 150 students from 4 different schools namely, (Prem Vidyalaya, R.E.I. from Agra, Soami Nagar Model School from New Delhi and Primary and secondary schools from Rajaborari) participated. Students were briefed on hygienic practices e.g. Oral hygiene, hand hygiene, cloth hygiene, hair hygiene, etc. Related scientific videos…

Educating school children on menstrual hygiene, usage and disposal of sanitary napkins

Workshop no menstrual hygiene was held at schools in Rajaborari, a remote area in Madhya Pradesh. School students were shown the bacteria on sanitary napkins using foldscope. Slides were created by collecting the bacteria on napkins. Doctors were invited to explain menstrual hygiene to students and sample sanitary napkins were distributed.

Foldscope workshop for primary children at Temrubahar village, Rajaborari

Foldscope workshop was organized for primary school children at Mogradhana village with the following objectives: To expose them to the usage of foldscope for observing microbes, bacteria, and fungus which were mounted on slides acquired from the hands, mouth, water, feet, and clothes of the individual. Hindi Leaflets were distributed which contain information on hygienic…

Foldscope and Hygiene workshop for primary students at Salai village, Rajaborari

Foldscope workshop was organized for primary school children at Mogradhana village with the following objectives: To expose them to the usage of foldscope for observing microbes, bacteria, and fungus which were mounted on slides acquired from the hands, mouth, water, feet, and clothes of the individual. Hindi Leaflets were distributed which contain information on hygienic…

Foldscope workshop for primary children at Mogradhana village, Rajaborari

  Foldscope workshop was organized for primary school children at Mogradhana village with the following objectives: To expose them to the usage of foldscope for observing microbes, bacteria, and fungus which were mounted on slides acquired from the hands, mouth, water, feet, and clothes of the individual. To sensitize the children towards personal hygiene and…

Hygiene workshop for secondary school boys, REI school, Agra

It is important to maintain personal hygiene to protect oneself from diseases and remain healthy. Awareness campaign on personal hygiene was conducted in secondary school, Agra. A total of 143 students from class 6 to class 8 participated in the workshop. Samples from hands, mouth, feet, unwashed clothes, hair, nails and drinking water were collected….

Hygiene workshop in primary school, Marapadol village, Rajaborari, MadhyaPradesh

It is important to maintain personal hygiene to protect oneself from diseases and remain healthy. Awareness campaign on personal hygiene was conducted in primary school of  Marapadol village, Rajaborari, Madhya Pradesh. A total of 40 students from class 1 to class 5 participated in the workshop. Samples from hands, mouth, feet, unwashed clothes, hair, nails…

Fabrics under foldscope

We used foldscope to view the structure of fabric and interestingly a single strand of fabric seemed like a complex structure under the foldscope. Through foldscope we can observe how clean and unclean fabrics look at microscopic level. We have created slides of clean synthetic fabric and unwashed synthetic fabric and viewed them under foldscope….

Examining Microbes through Foldscope at Sikandarpur Medical Camp

Dayalbagh Educational Institute every fortnight organises free medical camps for villages nearby Dayalbagh, Agra. Medical aid is provided by experts from different medical fields, free drug distribution is done to the patients at the camp. Besides this we also organise hole in the wall, an educative campaign for the children in the village where they…

Foldscope workshop for undergraduate students

In Dayalbagh Educational Institute, we have a compulsory half-course to be taken up by first year undergraduate students. The half-course is an interdisciplinary course, which can be opted from any other department other than your own. Foldscope workshop was conducted in the Environmental Sciences class which is a half-course attended by students from a wide…

Exposing the microfauna on unwashed clothes through Foldscope

Health and hygiene are two important interlinked parameters, for example, It is obvious that clothing picks up dirt from the environment and work areas. In fact, a human shed about 500 million skin cells and a liter of sweat every day. Our clothing absorbs this sweat and other secretions from our body. The body heat…

Examining the harbor of microorganisms on various textures of fabrics

It is a well known fact that garments are made from variety of fabrics. This variation in fabrics is due to textures created on fabrics by wearing process or due to usage of different types of fibers. Such variety of garments create variety of loops and styles in apparels. Garments accumulate dirt and other impurities…

Creating slides by graduate students for Foldscope

In continuation to our previous post, we decided to show individuals a wide range of  parasites and bacteria that could reside on clothes.  For this, we have picked few soiled clothing, unwashed clothes for more than a month and used them for preparation of slides.   We anticipate that these slides when inserted in foldscope…

Tribal people of Rajaborari getting fascinated seeing microbes using folscope

CREATING AWARENESS OF TRIBAL PEOPLE ON THE PERSONAL HYGIENE USING FOLDSCOPE  Dirt on skin will harbor microbes and transmission occurs easily from one individual to the other. The secretions from skin like sweat, carries many waste products which should be washed off. If they are not removed, it will provide an environment for the growth of…

Villagers fascinated by seeing fibers in Foldscope

The young girls were fascinated seeing the images of structure of cotton fabric with dirt particles entangled in it.   Interaction of students with Sikanderpur Agra,  watching with the foldscope. This post is open to read and review on The Winnower.

Fibers ruptured due to fungal growth

The cotton fibers are ruptured due to growth of fungus   It is obvious that clothing pick up dirt from the environment and work areas. In fact, a human shed about 500 million skin cells and a liter of sweat every day. Our clothing absorbs this sweat and other secretions from our body. The body…