Education in Kashmir

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In Kashmir children who belong to the lowest income groups suffer the worst consequences of lower quality education and the orphans are always taken into other types of education that result in deviated views of the communities. Kashmiri children do not have the means for private education on life skills nor do they have adequate access to alternative sources of education such as computers and Internet skills.

If neglected, they will continue to live in a vicious cycle that keeps them in their current socio-economic condition, thus hampering the country's mission to improve the living conditions of the poor Kashmiri folk.

Understanding the challenges faced by parents in Kashmir is crucial in developing a better education system that can adapt itself to the needs of the Kashmiri groups below the poverty line. Unfortunately, this is also the very group that is most frequently neglected and the need to implement change to provide education that will result in employment is crucial to the young people of Kashmir.

In Kashmir most hospitals seem to be under managed, the lack of health and safety rules result in nursing rooms, wards, corridors and toilets at the hospital clogging up with filth, causing danger to the patients and hospital staff.

Serious infection with patients with open wounds is normal and no one has ever monitored what kind of infections have sprouted and the outcome of such neglect has resulted in sad disturbing cases. These hospitals do not have the resources or adequate training to eradicate the problem promptly.

Local volunteers will be trained with proper protective equipment knowledge to help staff to deep clean and install proper dumping bins to get rid of medical waste. The health of the Kashmiri people is a major concern when it comes to keeping up with hygiene standards, that is why we aim to deliver education on health at our centre and delegate that knowledge for volunteers to help at local hospitals through training and education.

Over the years our chairman has documented and understood the need for basic education and health training in Kashmir. The chairman has an unrivalled reputation as an innovative provider of Health and Safety training courses. No organisation has done more to document health and safety in the Kashmir than Cashmir thus prompting Cashmir to open a Health education centre to promote the well being of Kashmiri locals and educate them on occupational health.

Food Safety and First Aid Training

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The Cashmir Foundation is working along side skilled volunteers to bring a standard of health and hygiene in par with the worlds best. This standard is the Royal Environmental Health of Scotland also known as REHIS. Our volunteers and trustees are well aware of the problems faced in Kashmir when it comes to food safety and the methods to eradicate and control disease. Cashmir teaches locals health and safety training, food safety training and first aid CPR which means cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Cashmir understands that most of the diseases in Kashmir are water born and the flooding that happens every year does not help at all. We at Cashmir strongly believe that by teaching the people of Kashmir basic skills we can help to safe guard future out breaks of disease by implementing appropriate disease fighting control measures. This is why we use the syllabus of REHIS as it is the best in Scotland and the best for Kashmir. Cashmir aims to help the poor understand contamination and the best way to store foods when there is no fridge or freezer for temperature control. These are very serious issues that need to be addressed and the only way to help is to teach people so they can too gain knowledge of how to keep healthy for generations to come.