Vedanta Balchetna Angadwadi Program
Vedanta Balchetna Angadwadi Centers taking stock of the situation at the strata of families below the poverty line and staying together somehow, a recent survey has shown that the most urgent need for
these families is in the form of child care, nutrition and education. Considering the enormity of the problem and the proliferation of the same all over the country, Vedanta Foundation has set up Bal Chetna centres at 96 most deprived locations all over the country, where around 4000 children of age group 2½ - 5 years are taken care through the day, by providing good nutritious food, health care and value based education. The locations selected are mostly rural, tribal belts and city’s slums.
Bal Chetna centres focus mainly on the physical, psychological and social development of the child. This is done by taking them through the specially designed curriculum that fosters the cognitive, sensory, language, physical and social development of the child through play and self learning. The efforts are showing very positive results and our aim of developing children holistically, capable of entering the mainstream formal education and being class toppers has been achieved to that extent.
The teachers under this project are not just teachers, but mothers to the children and also counsellors to the family. The objective of Vedanta Foundation is very simple. – “no child should be deprived of food, education and good health.”
Apart from these Vedanta Foundation has partnered with 3000 government run anganwadi centres in Rajasthan and Orissa for integrated development of children, by supplementing the services of the government and addressing the nutrition and educational needs of more than 1,00,000 lakh children. By the end of the year the number is to rise to 1,80,000 children from 4500 anganwadi centres. Children are our National Pride and Vedanta Foundation is ceaselessly working towards its goal.