Last Updated:  17/02/2021

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Project Pitch By: Human Welfare Foundation

 

Proposed Project Title


Malnutrition Free Village Program

 

Thematic Area

Eradicating hunger, poverty and malnutrition, promoting health care, sanitation & safe drinking water

Sub Thematic Area

Hunger & Malnutrition

Project Synopsis

Malnutrition in children is a major public health problem in India. According to Global Nutrition Report 2020, 34.7% of children in India under 5 years of age are stunted, which is higher than the average for the Asia region (21.8%). for wasting, with 17.3% of children under 5 years of age affected, which is higher than the average for the Asia region (9.1%) and among the highest in the world. Reports also indicate that malnutrition in rural areas is substantially higher than in urban areas. HWF decided to intervene in the much-needed area of malnutrition in rural parts of country. The program has been designed with the broader goal of making adopted villages malnutrition free. Program puts a great emphasize on educating parents and bringing behavioral changes in dietary habits and hygiene practices. Program will be implemented through Village Health Committee and working closely with govt’s front line workers.
 
 
 

Overview of the Proposed Project

Estimated Budget
below INR 0.3 Cr
Proposed Location
Haryana, Assam, Bihar

Key Project Partners
Gram Panchayat

Project Status
Already Implemented-Replicable
 

Facts

Beneficiary Type (Primary): Children
Beneficiary Type (Secondary): Children
Estimated No. of Beneficiaries: 500 -1000 Individuals
Status of Baseline Survey: Already Done
 
 
 

Proposed Project Description

Malnutrition Free Village project is an initiative of Human Welafre Foundation under its Model Village Program. The program has been designed to be implemented in adopted villages in UP, Haryana, Bihar, MP, Jharkhand, Assam, Odisha and West Bengal.

 

Objectives:

  • To improve the nutritional and health status of children in the age group 0-6 years.
  • To prevent the malnutrition from reaching an irreversible state and continue impacting in adolescent age.
  • To build capacity of parents by educating them on the issue of child’s nutritional needs, health and hygiene practices.
  • To work in coordination with govt policy and build capacity of Anganwadi at villages.

 

Target Beneficiaries:

Target beneficiaries for the program are children of age group 0-6 years in selected villages. Project will be directly benefiting more than 500 children in 20 villages suffering from malnutrition. Apart from that, more than 6000 families will be benefitted through the awareness building programs

 

Program Interventions:

  • Awareness Building: Educating parents/ care takers and raising awareness on matters directly linked with nutritional status of children such as breastfeeding, dietary intake of pregnant women, lactating mothers and children, hygiene and disease prevention.
  • Strengthening Anganwadi: They will make sure that every child is linked with Anganwadi and will work closely with frontline workers to improve quality of services delivered by them.
  • Hygiene and disease prevention: Considering the direct linkage of poor hygiene and frequent illness with malnutrition, program interventions focus on improving personal and environmental hygiene and other preventive measures such as deworming, immunization, health check-ups etc. to reduce the incidences of illness in children.
  • Nutrition Program for severely affected children: They promote locally available nutritious food to improve the state of children. They will provide nutrition kits to the children moderately or severely affected from malnutrition.
 
 

Salient Features

  1. Project has been designed for rural parts of the country highly affected from malnutrition.
  2. Project would be implemented in adopted villages and get supported by organization's ongoing interventions in the areas of health, education, WASH etc.
  3. Project emphasizes on community involvement and bringing behavioral change.
 

About Human Welfare Foundation

Human Welfare Foundation was established by a group of eminent community leaders with an ambitious plan to bring about transformation on the social landscape of the country. Human Welfare Foundation (HWF) has become one of India’s leading nongovernmental organizations dedicated to carrying out humanitarian and development programs to fight poverty and people’s sufferings by working in partnership with vulnerable communities regardless of faith, caste, gender or political beliefs. HWF is striving for a fairer world by helping the poor and those in need to live sustainable, self-reliant lives within safe and caring communities. Their work is guided and shaped by the core values of accountability, humanitarianism, neutrality and impartiality, inclusiveness, integrity, and co-operation, all of which are also integral to our faith.

 

Vision

"Hand-in-hand we go to serve the deserving. Through various community service projects and the support of our caring and generous donors, the Human Welfare Foundation (HWF) is engaged in helping people with little or no resources. With the high spirit and dedication of its volunteers, HWF strives to alleviate human sufferings and to help them achieve real improvement in the quality of their lives."

 
 

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