Smart Anganwadis


Smart Anganwadis is an initiative to add value to the quality of existing Govt. Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) by implementing a holistic program, in order to benefit the most vulnerable & important section of the society - young children, adolescent girls & women - through the provision of Health, Nutrition, Early Childhood Education (ECE) & Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) Activities. 

Key Strategies:

1. To conduct Need Assessment Survey of functioning and performance of existing Anganwadis
2. To identify the gaps in the existing system & address them to upgrade AWCs
3. Liaising with relevant Government officials and village leaders
4. To identify the strengths of the current system & build on them
5. To provide trainings/Capacity building to improve
    a. The monitoring system
    b. All 4 components {Health, Nutrition, ECE & BCC}
    c. Overall quality
6. To provide technical inputs to improve the infrastructure facilities, in order to make the AWCs child friendly
7. To increase the availability of sufficient resource material like play material, books, art and craft material, music instruments, etc.
8. To implement contextually appropriate innovative approaches for holistic improvement of the ECE program
9. To upgrade and upscale existing Anganwadis and make them Smart Anganwadis, as envisaged by the Government of India 

Duration: 1 year
1. Education
  • Regular attendance of children of 3-6 years of age group 

  • Holistic development of children of 3-6 year of age i.e. Physical, Social, Emotional, Cognitive and Linguistic 

  • Readiness activities (Reading, Writing and Mathematics) using play way approach

2. Health
  • Timely Immunisation (0-3 years)

  • Regular height-weight measurements

  • Determination of malnutrition status

3. Nutrition
  • Healthy food and Clean water (3-6 years)

  • Regular and timely distribution of fortified food items for children and mothers 

4. Behaviour Change Communication (BCC)
  • Regular sessions with Adolescent girls, Pregnant women, Lactating mothers and Community at large on various awareness issues    like health, cleanliness, etc.

5. Others
  • Child friendly environment (colourful posters, black boards, etc.)

  • Functional and clean toilets and wash area

  • Clean AWCs

  • Ample age appropriate play material, books and art & craft material

  • Ample activities from indigenous material 

  • Age appropriate readiness activity material

  • Distribution of Hygiene Kits and seminar on benefits and importance of Hygiene & POCSO
  • Distribution of Shudhu tabs, Moksha Napkins and seminar on Menstrual Hygiene and ARSH
  • Installation of Solar Panels in Anganwadis
  • Medical Camps at Karkala Taluka, Udupi Dist. of Karnataka 
  • Painting of Anganwadis and minor maintenance repair works Old vs New
Contact Details:

Mr. Jitesh Rambhia

Programme Head



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