|Learning to Teach Health (Hindi Version)
|A Publication of Barli Development Institute for Rural Women
Development of the Health Manual
To download the first 48 pages of the Manual Learning to Teach Health in Hindi, this includes information about the manual,
about the institute, table of Contents and the first session. File name: hindi-1.pdf size 1.75 MB.
In May 2005 the Hindi and English versions of the Institute’s Health Curriculum were published. It met with great success,
the English has been sold in many countries, including Pakistan, Zambia, Qatar, China, USA and UK. The Hindi version has
also been appreciated in Madhya Pradesh and many other States of India. Several NGOs to have have already started using
The Institute’s health curriculum, culminating in this manual, has been developed over almost two decades and through
continuous consultation with trainees, trainers, health workers, professional and experienced social workers, doctors in
Ayurveda, Allopathy, Homeopathy and Naturopathy, academic experts in education, personnel working in the fields of
women and health, and staff and volunteers at the Institute. The process of developing this manual has also included rigorous
field studies, cooperation from national and international organizations, and various questions and queries asked by past
trainees. The staff of Barli has also been involved in the continuous collecting of indigenous knowledge from the trainees,
their families and communities. This includes the collection of local names of herbs, plants, food and diseases, as well as
everyday items such as clothes so that trainees can relate the manual to themselves. Special care has been taken to make the
language of this manual simple, understandable and accessible for the trainees.
Holistic Approach to Health Education
With a life-cycle approach, all subjects are taught in an integrated manner, using participatory and peer-tutoring methods in
an enabling environment. Health education is one of the integral subjects of all training programs of Barli Institute. The focus
of this approach is to build the capacity of trainees to become agents of social change in their own communities.