Enfold India was founded in November 2001 by Dr Sangeeta Saksena and Dr Shaibya Saldanha, who were both Associate Professors in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St John’s Medical College, Bangalore. They were dismayed at the occurrence of preventable health problems in progressively younger age groups. Modern healthcare practices seemed to be oriented toward the curative aspects of health rather than the preventive. There being more sense in preventive and promotive health care, the two doctors left the medical college to devote their full time to improving adolescent and child health. They realized that most schools were not, in part for a lack of funds, providing adequate education about personal safety. They started conducting sessions on Adolescence and Human Sexuality from 2001, enfolding children in a safety net against child sexual abuse.
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