Best Practices

Best Practice No. 1

Title of Practice: “Kishori: Vayat Yetanna – Empowering Rural Adolescent Girls”

Objective of Practice:

The primary objective of the “Kishori: Vayat Yetanna” module is to provide comprehensive counselling and introducing yoga to adolescent girls, empowering them to navigate the challenges and opportunities of adolescence. The program aims to foster personal growth, self-esteem, and informed decision-making among young girls.

Context:

Adolescence is a critical phase marked by various changes, necessitating guidance and support for adolescent girls. Recognizing this, the “Kishori: Vayat Yetanna” module addresses the unique needs of adolescent girls and aims to create a positive and nurturing environment for their development.

The Practice:

The program adopts a module for holistic approach, encompassing physical, emotional, and social aspects of adolescent development. Trained counsellor, gynaecologist, MESAM student’s volunteers and yoga instructor engage with girls to understand their concerns, provide information about bodily changes, and offer guidance on emotional well-being. It includes informative & interactive sessions, social skill development sessions, yoga training, professional counselling and involvement of parents/teachers whenever possible to create a supportive ecosystem for girls.

Evidence of Success:

Success is evidenced by the increased knowledge, self-esteem, and resilience among adolescent girls participating in the program. Through educative & awareness of adolescent changes & challenges and yoga sessions girls; gain the necessary tools to make informed decisions and navigate challenges effectively. The program’s impact extends beyond participants through community outreach initiatives, raising awareness about the importance of adolescent counselling in rural setups.

Problems Encountered:

Since it’s a community outreach program challenges it includes consistent participation from beneficiaries which is yet in progress. It poses constant challenge addressing cultural or social barriers considering rural conservative mindset & background.

In rural school setup resources like projectors, sound system, mikes, or sitting arena for training counsellors for organizing small workshops aren’t available many a times. Session conductor have to solely conduct session without the setup which may pose difficult to convey the right point without pictures and prerecorded videos.

Conveying critical thinking on mental health, menstruation, and adolescent counselling may require multiple sessions at MESAM Parshuram Hospital which needs arrangement of transportation facility for each visit for the benefiter.

Beneficiaries might not respond readily, need for bi/tri annual sessions needs time, space, resources which schools are hesitant to provide ultimately hindering progress.

Resources Required:

The practice requires additional number of trained counsellors, educational materials, workshop facilitators, and collaboration with schools, parents, and community leaders.

Adequate funding and support for program implementation, including venue arrangements, transportation, and materials, are essential for impromptu services.

Continuous evaluation and adaptation of the program based on feedback and outcomes are also crucial for its effectiveness.

In conclusion, “Kishori: Vayat Yetanna” serves as a vital initiative in providing counselling and support to adolescent girls, fostering their holistic development and empowering them to become confident and informed individuals. Through its comprehensive approach and community outreach efforts, the program contributes to creating a generation of empowered young women capable of making positive contributions to society.


Best Practice No. 2

Title of Practice: “Inculcating Patriotism and Ideals: The Impact of MESAM Library’s National and International Day Celebrations on Student Growth”

Objective of Practice:

The objective of celebrating national and international days at MESAM Library is to weave together patriotism, talent development, and the ideologies of great personalities into the fabric of student and staff life.

It aims to foster a sense of equality, tolerance, and respect while nurturing talent and instilling a deep-seated love for the country among students.

Context:

MESAM Library serves as more than just a repository of books; it is a hub of ideas, values, and inspiration within MESAM Institution. The celebration of national and international days in the library provides a unique opportunity to promote diversity, patriotism, unity, mutual respect and tolerance to all religions, moral and innate talent development among students and staff.

The Practice:

The celebration of few national and international days at MESAM Library involves meticulously planned events such as book exhibitions, speeches, lectures on ideologies of great national personalities and interactive sessions amongst staff and students.

These events delve deep into the lives and teachings of eminent personalities from various fields, including freedom fighters, scientists and social reformers. Through these activities, students are encouraged to explore and nurture their talents while reflecting on the significance of upholding democratic values and contributing to the present and future progress and welfare of the country.

Evidence of Success:

The success of this practice is evident in the heightened sense of patriotism and innate talent cultivation among students. Through their participation in events and activities, students develop a profound understanding of equality, tolerance, and responsible citizenship. This is reflected in their interactions with peers and their approach to their future roles as medical practitioners.

Problems Encountered:

One potential challenge in implementing this practice is ensuring active participation and attendance from all students and staff.

Additionally, organizing diverse and engaging events requires careful planning and coordination needs more space to accommodate multiple batches under one space which poses to be chaotic disturbing sanctity of library.

Moreover, maintaining continuity and sustaining enthusiasm for these celebrations over time may pose a challenge.

Sometimes students demand a larger stage celebration which may hamper the basic motto of celebrating such events in library.

Resources Required:

Implementing this practice requires adequate resources such as event planning expertise, access to relevant materials and resources for exhibitions and talks, and support from faculty and staff.

Additionally, ensuring technological infrastructure for interactive sessions and debates may be necessary.

This practice, though not without its challenges, serves as a transformative experience for students and staff alike, nurturing talent, fostering patriotism, and instilling values that are essential for becoming compassionate, ethical, and socially responsible healthcare professionals.