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DAFNI India, the perfect hair straightening Brush Gives The Underprivileged Women A Reason To Smile

 We all have, heard of makeover sessions by grooming experts and they truly sound to be fascinating enough! Top-notch grooming brands are usually engaged in organizing makeover sessions for common people, beauty experts or fashion bloggers. But very rarely do we come across a makeover session organized for a cause. DAFNI India takes a brilliant initiative by organizing a makeover session for women who might have been underprivileged from their financial backgrounds but have stood out in their lives with an independent identity

IMG_9002DAFNI India is an innovative hair straightening brush, incorporating the most advanced hair care technologies – ensuring easy, quick and safer results. 

IMG_9132DAFNI as a brand believes in empowering women, and respect what everyone around is doing to provide dignity and independence to women and girls from poor and marginalized communities. DAFNI is a renowned name in the market and has been associated with a lot of Bollywood celebrities in the past.

IMG_9037All day, every day, around the world – progress is being made by women, for women. This year, DAFNI India took an initiative with Azad Foundation to celebrate all the strong headed ladies who made a difference in the world and their lives. It is driven by the vision of a world where all women, particularly from underprivileged backgrounds live with dignity.

On 8th March, DAFNI India visited Azad Foundation with a team of skilled hairstylists with a motive to give the girls of the NGO the luxuries they are deprived of and make them feel confident by giving them hair makeovers with the DAFNI brush.

IMG_9063Azad Foundation provides livelihoods with dignity for resource-poor women living in urban areas in India. They are a professional feminist organization working across religious and social divides to enable resource-poor women to empower themselves.

With such brilliant moves taken by this brand, one can look forward to the loyal motives of the brand.

Priyanka Chopra Shares Her Insights About Empowering Women At an Interactive Session by UNICEF

I remember a very old statement remarked by an acquaintance. “Unlucky are those, whose first child is a daughter.” In a country like India where we nurture this kind of a mindset, you can expect what is actually thought about a girl child.

In the present situation of technological growth and development, we often forget how necessary women empowerment is. Still now we hear issues of marital rape, female infanticide, female abuses and suicides pertaining to dowries. Well, on one hand we have a scenario where we boast of touching the skies with our technological achievements and on the other hand we have women still struggling to make their way towards education.

UNICEF, the global Non-Profit organization, concerning this issue, organized a session in the presence of illuminating personalities. Priyanka Chopra, the goodwill ambassador of UNICEF, shared her inputs about essential it is to empower adolescent education for women in India. At present, India happens to be the home of around 243 million adolescents and each on their behalf contributes to the growth and development of the Nation.

Pic2However when we nip the bud in its growing stage itself, how can one expect the Nation to progress truly? Priyanka Chopra in her conversation remarked that how, it is the mindset of the people, that one needs to change as the initial step towards women empowerment. She referred that how women should be allowed to choose their career paths without any external forces being inflicted on her.

Pic6UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador, Priyanka Chopra said, “Adolescents today face a unique set of challenges. Giving them the tools to improve their lives will help create a generation of economically-independent citizens who will actively contribute to their communities. Investment in adolescents can lift millions out of poverty by creatinga constructive and skilled workforce.

unicef2“I strongly believe that our regular efforts in empowering adolescent girls will contribute to the growth of our country” she added. Focusing on the issue of child marriage, she said, “A girl who is married as a child is more likely to be out of school, experience domestic violence. She is more likely to have children when she is still a child. There are more chances of her dying due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth.”

unicef1With her srong emphasis on women empowerment, she also mentioned that she along with Bollywood, can only be the instruments of change. It is the entire society who has to take the final step collectively to make an impact on women’s education and empowerment.

With an enriching interaction with the media and a group of young boys and girls, Priyanka Chopra also shared her insights about how The Beti Bachao Beti Padhao initiative is gaining momentum response in several parts of the Nation.

About UNICEF

unicef3UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone. For more information about UNICEFand its work for children visit www.unicef.org. Follow UNICEF on Twitter and Facebook 

For UNICEF India and its work visit www.unicef.in

Applause and great regards to UNICEF for organizing such an enriching session with such eminent speakers.

Continua: A New Holistic Destination in Gurgaon For Uniquely Abled Kids

In the present age of hectic regimes of work, when it comes to a scenario where both the parents are working, taking care of the child is indeed a tough and challenging task. Moreover when the child has certain special needs and specific areas of concentration, then the issue aggravates. Under these circumstances either one of the parent has to take quits from his/her job or leave the child to the caretaking sessions of some nanny or daycare wherein the chid’s needs are not adhered to.

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In these scenarios, one feels the need of a dedicated institution which will not only take care of the child but would work upon his/her lack areas of development. Perhaps , realizing these quintessential hazards that any family faces while raising their kids and the strong passion for shaping a child psychologically sound and stable made the family of Continua launch their Neurotherapy school in Gurgaon on 7th February 2017. This school is all set to address all the essential needs of uniquely abled kids through their gamut of widespread facilities.

The inauguration of the school took place with the auspicious Bollywood actor, Vivek Oberoi, the Brand Ambassador for Accessibility India Campaign.

What Does Continua Have In Store For The Uniquely Abled Kids?

When you welcome your kids to the home of Continua, you are sure to give him an all-round care for the little, unique apple of your eye.

They have a pentagonal structure of therapies stored for your dear kids:

Occupational Therapy That is Inclusive of Sensory Integration and Physiotherapy (Neurodevelopment Therapy): This is an all-rounder therapy that is dedicated to enhance the sensory and processing skills, fine as well as gross motor skills and aiding them to ease ut their daily activities.

Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy: ABA is a clinically effective process for bringing changes in the behavior of uniquely abled individuals.

Music Therapy: Music has been accepted as a major channel in Continua’s curriculum for organizing the sensory systems of autistic children as well as any other sensory processing disorders.

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Yoga Therapy: As we know, yoga is the powerhouse of healing all essential problems and this has also been incorporated in the curriculum of Continua for ensuring the children’s motor and social development.

Aquatic Therapy: Hydrotherapy works as magic for addressing the issues of social and behavioral aspects of children detected with autism disorder.

 

img_3019-1Actor Vivek Oberoi in reference to this occasion appreciated the institution for being a source of utmost help to parents who have to run from one institution to other in requirement of assistance for their uniquely abled kids. All their answeres can now be fulfilled under a single roof of Continua.

Masterminds Behind Continua

Dr. Himani Narula Khanna: A known and dedicated Developmental Paediatrician of North India.

Dr. Puja Grover: A well-read and passionate pediatric neurologist.

So now Delhi NCR and Gurgaon parents has finally found a dedicated, dynamic destination wherein their kids’ diagnostic as well as psychological necessities can be taken care of under one roof by renowned experts.

Continua is all equipped to offer your kid an environment for realizing and exploring the potentialities of uniquely abled kids, thus fulfilling their aim of social equalization.