We met them in a perfect spot under a shade tree on a blazing hot morning with temperatures reaching well above 100 degrees even before most headed out for the day. When we arrived at the Okhla community courtyard the ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activists) and Anganwadi health workers had already patiently waited for us with purses on laps and hands crossed talking quietly amongst themselves. They welcomed us as we sat. The meeting was arranged by Save the Children’s Delhi office that works throughout the city’s various zones providing supplementary health services to help keep women and children alive.
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I am pleased to announce Mom Bloggers for Social Good’s second insight trip! It is slated for this summer with Elizabeth Atalay (documama.org), blogger, Social Good Mom, and member of the Global Team of 200. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
Our first insight trip to Delhi, India just wrapped with Nicole Melancon, also a Social Good Mom and member of the Global Team, where we met with Pratham India, Save the Children India, WaterAid India, and Protsahan. We also meet with a Delhi-based mom blogger. Read about our journey at socialgoodmomsindia.tumblr.com.
Last week I was in India with Social Good Mom and Global Team of 200 member Nicole Melancon of Third Eye Mom. We kept up with all of our photos, videos, and posts on a frequently-updated Tumblr, SocialGoodMomsIndia.tumblr.com. We will continue to update the microsite with more multimedia from our visits with Protsahan, Pratham India, Save the Children and WaterAid.
Above is our visit to Save the Children’s mobile health unit in South Delhi for pregnant women and children up to age 5.
Photo credit: Jennifer James
A special thank you to Sevenly who was a sponsor of our trip!
As I have mentioned before one of the cornerstones of Mom Bloggers for Social Good is making global connections both online and offline, at home and abroad. While in Delhi with Nicole Melancon we met with Vandana Mahajan Khemka of Mumsphere. It was wonderful meeting a fellow mom blogger while in India showing that connections that are made online are easily translated into real world meetings.
Vandana, also a crafter, came bearing gifts of traditional Indian paperwork and then we all went to visit the wonderful Protsahan school in Uttam Nagar and ended the evening with a traditional Indian dinner.
The global community of mom bloggers who are doing good is endless. I personally cannot wait to meet more mom bloggers here in the States and those who hail from abroad who are a part of this community.
Building global connections both online and offline is the cornerstone of Mom Bloggers for Social Good. Next week I, along with Social Good Mom and Global Team of 200 member Nicole Melancon (@thirdeyemom, Third Eye Mom), will travel to Delhi, India to meet some of our partners as well as meet fellow Social Good Moms who live in India. It’s going to be a great week, full of discoveries, education, and information and we’ll be sharing all along the way! We hope you follow our journey.
– Jennifer James, Founder, Mom Bloggers for Social Good
We would like to thank Sevenly for being a trip sponsor. If you would also like to partner with us on our trip to India, please email us at email@example.com for more information.
Follow Our Journey From May 20 – 24, 2013. #SocialGoodMomsIndia