Educate & empower 3,600 kids in Jharkhand, India

May 17, 2012

Great Progress in the First Year!!

ILP has been able to make great strides in this project within the first year. We are delighted to share with you the current scenario compared to the start of the academic year. (New pictures have also been added to the Gallery).
  1. 10 semi-functional and 6 non-functional pre-schools (Anganwadis) have now been transformed from mere food distributing centers to fully functional pre-schools that work from 9 AM to 1:30 PM.
  2. Attendance in these Anganwadis has improved up to 75%.
  3. Mothers Committees have  been activated in all 16 Anganwadis and 301  members completed orientation to understanding their roles and responsibilities towards the pre-school.
  4. The teachers and helpers at all the Anganwaids completed orientation on their roles and responsibilities on tpics ranging from daily activities, maintenance of children’s data, disability, utilizing government schemes, health and hygiene.
  5. All 16 centres have been given play and learning materials thus helping children to remain in the centre for long hours. Also given drinking water storage drum. In 10 centres hand washing is followed strictly by the Anganwadi workers.


  1. 131 of the 371 out-of-school children were enrolled / re-enrolled into schools in 20 villages
  2. 554 community members / leaders attended meetings to raise awareness on the need for schooling 
  3. Street plays were organized in 20 villages to educate people about child rights and compulsory education
  4. School attendance was increased from 30%-50% to 50%-60%
  1. Play and Learning materials were provided to 18 schools. Examples: cricket kit, Volleyball, Football, Jump Rope, Flash Cards, Maps of India and Jharkhand.
  2. Child Rights Clubs have been promoted in all 18 schools and children were taught to identify difficulties in their schools and bring them to the notice of their teachers. 349 child rights clubs members attended such orientation sessions.
  3. School Management Committees (SMCs) were activated in all the 18 schools. 589 members attended orientation meetings that covered the duties, powers of the SMCs
  4. Women sitting alongside men in meetings was unheard of in this society. Today, all the women members of the SMCs attend the SMC meetings along with the men!
  5. Chetna Vikas is one of the leading members of Right To Education (RTE) Monitoring Group in Jharkhand to monitor RTE implementation in the state. They participated in a series of meetings and presented the progress made in these 18 schools.

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Project Leader

Padmaja Sathyamoorthy

Milpitas, CA United States

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