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this Diwali - let's save some lives!

More than 10 children are dying in India in the 5 minutes that you spend in reading this. According to UNICEF, 1.2 million children died (in India alone) of preventable diseases in 2015
You can either choose to ignore or MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

The Beginning ...
“During my field visit as a Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellow, one day I saw two infant deaths; both of which were easily preventable. 
One baby died of pneumonia; the baby was delivered at home, as the mother ran away from hospital and subsequently, she did not breast-feed the baby. 
The other was born as a low birth weight baby as mother believed in eating minimal for a convenient delivery. 
Extremely perturbed, I decided to take on a mission, not just to prevent such deaths, but also, ensure a healthy childhood for every baby.”
Rajesh Tamadapally, Co-founder (First 1000 days)

Many such deeply disturbing experiences led to some fellows PMRDFs (Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellow) joining hands for the cause of child survival & development.

Why are we fundraising?
We have initiated a few successful pilots & here is a snapshot of our journey till now. 
We need to demonstrate our impact at scale so that we can influence policy & programmatic changes at the state/national level. So, this financial year (2017-18), we are planning to demonstrate impact at a scale of 100 villages in Central India.

First 1000 Days
The first 1000 days of a child’s life not only impact it's survival but also determine it's physical & cognitive development for her/his entire life. It also affects the child's educational ability and lifetime economic productivity, forcing them into a vicious cycle of ill- health and poverty. Effects of stunting (a form of malnutrition; height-for-age) below 2 years of age are irreversible too. Read more

What do we plan to do with the funds?
This fund would be used majorly for building technology infrastructure, R&D and building systems  necessary for scaling up operations to 100 villages.
Here’s how your contribution can make a difference:

Amount (INR)
Educate a family 
~500 per month
Educate 3 families 
~1500 per month
Educate 5 families
~2500 per month
     ..... and so on so forth

For any suggestions/clarifications, please feel free to get in touch with me at
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24th September 2017
Dear Friends,

Happy to share that we have selected 65 tribal villages in Podia block of Malkangiri district for our operations reaching out to a population of 24,463. We are getting a lot of support from the district administration in this regard. It's going to be a challenging task ahead as 31% of ASHAs (Govt. community health workers whom we will be training as Swaasthya Saathis (SS)) are illiterate and 73% of them have studied less than 7th class in a poor quality education system.

With all your support, we are not going to look back. We will create impact in these challenging areas. Very soon, we are going to to take up baseline surveys and will update you on the progress.

Rajesh & IDO team

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Amit donated Rs.101
Gaurav donated Rs.2,500
Suresh donated Rs.2,500

Way to go Mayank! All the best for your efforts

Gopi donated Rs.2,501
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