Bengaluru Marathon: Support Anganwadi Children, Marathahalli

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Anganwadi centres in Manjunathanagara, Sanjayanagara, Doddanakkundi, Ashwathnagara, and Ambedkar colony are located in Marathahalli zone Bengaluru, Pincode 560037. The word Anganwadi means "courtyard shelter" in most Indian languages. They were started by the Indian government in 1975 as part of the Integrated Child Development Services program to combat child hunger and malnutrition. 

Current Scenario: 

  • Five government Anganwadi centers are being supported by United Way Bengaluru. 
  • Support extended to 150 children under the ages of six years and to their mothers too. 
  • Conducting health awareness camps, mothers' committee meetings, improving infrastructure and enhancing early learning skills.    
Mentioned below are the areas for support for active community participation and sustained efforts.

Neighborhood Anganwadi Requirement:

Areas of support
Estimated Costs
Enhance cognitive, fine and gross motor and skills and language development
  • Providing additional early learning materials – story and rhyme books.
  • Engaging children is skilful group activities
  • Capacity building of the Anganwadi staff. 
INR 5,000/- per center per year
Improve health and nutrition of children and mothers.
  • Conduct periodic health screening sessions for children and mothers.
  • Awareness on child safety
  • Conduct mothers’ committee meetings on a monthly basis and informative sessions on nutrition 
INR 20,000/-  per center per year
Improve Infrastructure 
  • Plant saplings of indigenous variety.
  • Painting of walls and minor repairs
  • Painting of mural on walls
  • Provide sufficient cooking vessels
INR 100,000/- per center per year
Volunteering Support
  • Volunteers to help to conduct the above mentioned activities.

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