Strengthening the ICDS Programme

Strengthening the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Programme

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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.

Rajasthan