Updated Mar 29, 2019

Scaling early childhood development at Anganwadi Centers in India

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Patil Manoj

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Improving Early Childhood development through locally adapted and culturally acceptable curriculum implemented through government preschools in remote rural areas and positive parenting programme for improving parenting skills.

This innovation aims to integrate and enhance the existing Anganwadi Program with local resources in the private and education sectors to create a higher-impact program for early childhood development (ECD) of indigenous tribal groups.
How does your innovation work?
The project will create a enhanced curriculum for early childhood development using a tailored family-centered approach. Th...
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This innovation aims to integrate and enhance the existing Anganwadi Program with local resources in the private and education sectors to create a higher-impact program for early childhood development (ECD) of indigenous tribal groups.
How does your innovation work?
The project will create a enhanced curriculum for early childhood development using a tailored family-centered approach. The use of a tablet/PC-based smart register will enable staff to track child progress and optimize health service utilization. The public-private partnership will also spur collaboration between AWP centers and private preschools to guarantee sustainable training and capacity enhancement.
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

In India, health services in indigenous tribal area of Maharashtra are provided through a network of the public health system. Anganwadi workers, local community based workers under the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), established in 1975, provide supplementary nutrition, preschool education, nutrition and health education and referral services. Despite their significant role in child development, AWW are often overburdened due to administrative and documentation related work.
Registered in Indiain India

Focus Areas:

Curriculum, Entrepreneurship, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education and 2 MoreSEE ALL

Curriculum, Entrepreneurship, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Health and Digital DevelopmentSEE LESS

Implemented In:

India

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1,600
Lives Impacted to Date
1
Country Implemented In
1,600
Customers
20
Employees
$198,750
Funds Raised to Date
Verified Funding
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Problem

Gaps in Early Childhood Development of under 5 children from Rural India.

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Solution

We are implementing an enhanced Anganwadi Curriculum and Positive Parenting Program for caregivers through Community Participation.

Target Beneficiaries

Children under 5 and their Caregivers

Mission and Vision

Improved ECD Indicators for making children reach their full potential

Competitive Advantage

Hardly any initiatives address the issues of Early childhood development in rural remote areas and we are the pioneers to implement through govt. run ECD centers.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Furthermore, partnerships with community colleges and medical schools will enable continuous quality improvement and training. The innovators are confident that the attendance in AWC will increase to at least 50%. In addition, it is expected that all the children in the intervention group will show some improvement in cognitive and behavioural measures.
Funding Goal250,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted5,000
New Implemented CountriesIndia
Recruit5 Management, 2 Advisors, 25 Community volunteers
New FeatureParents Treasure Box for promoting Early Childhood Development

The Team Behind the Innovation

An interdisciplinary team with expertise in Early Childhood development and experience of implementing Positive Parenting program. Team also includes experts in Child Psychology, psychometric analysis and pedagogy for early childhood curriculum.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Nov 2018
Lives Impacted
1,600
Apr 2018
Created
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
India

Supporting Materials

Pitch-Deck-DMIMS-V8-29-10-2018.pdf