Strengthening the ICDS Programme

Strengthening the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Programme


The project aims to strengthen the efficacy of the Government’s Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Programme, so as to improve the health and well-being of children below six years of age in Bhilwara District, Rajasthan.

The project is based on the principle that an integrated program combining school readiness, nutritional, health and social/cognitive stimulation improves child development, contributing to improved long-term outcomes. The projects primary focus is on the 3-6 years of age group for strengthening their preschool readiness, health and hygiene and on 0-3 years, to support their growth and development.

The project works towards development of capacities of Anganwadi workers in pre-school education, health and hygiene. Specifically, there is an emphasis on the development of capacities, development of relevant teaching learning materials, working on issues of health & hygiene, provision of need based support (equipment’s and renovations) of a limited number of Anganwadi Centers.