Snakebite awareness in rural schools of Silvasa

14 December 2017

NAJA Task Force volunteers in association with NGO Kartavya, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Mumbai & Vapi conducted a massive snakebite awareness program for rural school children in Silvasa, capital of UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.


Over 1500 children from schools of Gujarati, Hindi, and Marathi mediums of Government Sarvottam Upper Primary School, Silvasa (Z) were part of this program.


Topics covered broadly were snake biology and identification, snakebite prevention, snakebite first aid and management, and safe coexistence. We are very thankful to the school management who were supportive of the program, and Silvassa Municipal Council for granting us permission in a flash! We are hoping to cover remaining schools of Silvasa in the coming week.