Sheetal Balasaheb Jagdale, Barshi, Solapur

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“I want to spread awareness about cancer and other illnesses to increase life expectancy.”

Her initiative plans to cover 400 women and their daughters, with the intent to increase life expectancy through better knowledge of health and hence productivity, raise cancer awareness, and be able to access timely and appropriate treatment in case of cancer. Sheetal also wants to provide vocational training to over 50 girls in computer application by opening a computer center in her village where girls and become smarter, more employable, save time and money through easier access to training.

Sheetal is from Barshi in Solapur, where healthcare is not easily available, nor is it competent. Sheetal is highly motivated with a firm commitment to changing the healthcare scenario for women especially.

Sheetal noticed that a lot of women in her village were not aware of problems associated with health problems, especially diseases like cancer; most often women do not nd to speak of their health issues. After her father-in-law and aunt died of cancer, she decided to spread awareness about the disease and help people seek treatment. She plans to organize health camps on cancer where women and girls could come for regular check-ups and get proper treatment. Here, adolescent girls will also get more awareness on menstrual hygiene. Her initiative plans to cover 400 women and their daughters, with the intent to increase life expectancy through better knowledge of health and hence productivity, raise cancer awareness, and be able to access timely and appropriate treatment in case of cancer.

Sheetal also wants to provide vocational training to over 50 girls in computer application by opening a computer center in her village where girls and become smarter, more employable, save time and money through easier access to training. Her plan is to involve the Gram Panchayat in this initiative.