Bharat Prakarsh Foundation believes that kids can do anything with a great education.
Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS)
Under the Partnership Initiative with the Chandigarh Administration, Bharat Prakarsh Foundation is monitoring 16 AIE centers and 14 Anganwari centers under ICDS for quality improvement.
The ICDS Project was started by the Ministry of Human Resources
Development in 1975-76 with an aim of holistic development of
children and empowerment of mothers.The incidences of mortality, morbidity and malnutrition among the
children was very high. To reduce these incidences, ICDS Projects
were started with an objective to improve the nutritional and health
status of pre-school children by providing a package of services including supplementary
nutrition, pre-school education, immunization, health check-up,
referral services, nutrition and health education.The successful implementation of this scheme rests on the commitment of Anganwari workers who are the grass root honorary workers. The AWCs caters to day care of 3-6 year old children. We want to initiate a Model Anganwari Project- "Phulwari" which can be replicated across the country.
BPF also facilitated a research project on "Child Malnutrition in Anganwaris" evaluated by Prakarsh Singh (a Trustee of the Foundation).