One of the many ways Richard Condorelli Memorial Foundation intends to help is by creating a school health program for communities in need. The program will focus on teaching children and young adults in local schools about health, hygiene, and nutrition. By giving the children this essential information, they will be able to implement it into their daily life, thus transforming their lifestyle and preventing disease. The school health program will also focus on giving thorough dental and medical examinations. This program will be vastly influential on not only the students themselves, but the community as a whole.
The school health program has been established in the tribal village of Ahwa, Dang, Gujarat, India where the foundation is building Kiran C. Patel Multi-Specialty Hospital, a world-class healthcare facility. The program brings fifteen to twenty children from schools in the surrounding communities to the hospital where they receive their comprehensive check-up. The students also receive screenings for common diseases (sickle cell anemia, oral cancer, etc.) that can be life-threatening if they’re not treated at an early stage. So far, the school health program in India has screened more than 10,000 school children in the last three and a half years.
“Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime.”