Early childhood care and Education
Over half of all women are anaemic as are 69.7 of children in the 6-59 months age group.
30% of children are born with low birth weight contributing to under nutrition later in life (World Bank report). Socio- cultural factors make women susceptible to ill health leading to high risk pregnancies, child morbidity and mortality and reduced capacity for taking care of the child.
To address the mentioned issues, organisation developed, implemented and monitored the project in consultation and with support from donor agency, community members, duty bearers and PRI members.
Following activities were organised to address the above issues like meeting & trainings of parents, VHNSC, PRI, SMC, SHG were conducted in continuation to past years interventions of raising awareness & formation CBOs. These interventions helped participants understand the importance of early child care & development milestones, deliverables at AWCs, monitor AWCs and take appropriate care of their young children.
Block Lunkaransar and Chattargarh Dist. Bikaner and Block Sardarshahar Dist. Churu.
b) Capacity building meeting of SHG groups(i) understanding the importance of protection; (ii) providing an environment that is safe from physical and emotional harm for chilfren and (iii) home based care).
c) Demonstration meeting of parents and children in the AWC
d) Gram Panchyat meeting on monitoting of Pre school education at AWC’s.
e) Support AWW in undertaking growth monitoring of children at AWC, camps etc.
f) Joint visit of LS, CDPO & PU staff to AWCs.
g) Training of AWWs on ECE/ECD;Child Protection & Developing Local Material by using learnings from other best models available
h) Meeting of Asha shyogini on early child protection and holestic development like-health, nutrition, breastfeeding
i) Exposure visit of AWW to Model ICDS centres at Lunkaransar.
j) ICDS sector meeting of AWW, ASHA, LS & PU staff
k) Meeting of Mothers Group on Monitoring of the ECE/ EcdCentersto ensureenrollment& retention of 3-6 age group children in project ares their records are maintained & updated.
l) Preparation of TLM for pre schools education.
m) Formation and strengthening of parenting groups.