Ongoing Projects - SHUBH AARAMBH
Shubh Aarambh project at Anamalai block, Pollachi Taluk, provides Childhood development services in 3 Pillars namely Health & Nutrition Education, Active Play and Kitchen Garden. The project is funded by Mondelez International, USA and implemented by NMCT in partnership with Save the Children and Magic Bus
Shubh Aarambh project imparts increased awareness, knowledge and practice within communities and children on healthy lifestyle and nutrition. Activities of regular play/sports to keep the children and youth to stay active and fit are regularly taken up. Access to fresh vegetables and fruits is arranged through development and maintenance of household kitchen gardens and community & institution kitchen gardens.
Shubh Aarambh Project has reached out the mothers and children and also formed various groups and committees as per the following graphical representation.
Health and Nutrition Education Sessions are periodically conducted among mothers group on correct feeding practices. Lalitha and Babu Manual training are conducted to the children and adolescent groups making them internalizing their needs and rights. Sensitization Programs and street plays at village levels are conducted on Health, Nutrition and Wash.
Active Play sessions are conducted regularly in Community. School Level Sports Events were conducted for the children and their parents. Mothers and Adolescent were trained in establishing House Hold Kitchen Gardens and Community Kitchen Gardens.
Achievements of TI- Coimbatore & Tirupur
|S.No||Programs & Events||No. of participants|
|01||Breast feeding Week in 22 villages||415|
|02||World nutrition week in 29 schools & Community||1557|
|03||Mothers day Celebration||30|
|04||Sanitation Drive||10 Villages|
|05||Health camp (10 villages)||4311|
|06||ANNAM recipe launch||340 mothers|
|07||Health & Nutrition Mela (10 Schools)||1499|
|08||25 Community level sensitization campaigns||2065|
|09||73 Cooking demo||4132|
Saralapathi is a Tribal village at Vettaikaranputhur Panchayat. Most of the people in the village are engaged in agriculture for their livelihood. The children are perusing their education in the Government Middle School which is located in their village itself. Awareness on the importance of Fresh Fruits and vegetables were shared among the Children and Teachers by Shubh Aarambh project of NMCT. Balamurugan, a student perusing his 8th Std voluntarily took responsibility in the formation of the Garden. He is effectively taking care of the garden and the yield from the garden are used in the mid day meal. Balamurugan expresses that it is his duty to take care of the garden and he is happy in maintaining.