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Let's save some lives, on this special day!

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:

Impact
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 mayank@ido.org.in
Ask for an update
16th May 2019
Dear Friends of 'I do' movement,

We are actively working now in 35 villages. Appreciating our efforts & understanding the need for Nutrition Rehabilitation Centers (NRC) to save malnourished children, government has increased the capacity of the NRC in Utnoor, Adilabad from 10-beds to 20-beds. In collaboration with the government, we have initiated a tele-coordination center in Adilabad covering a population of 7 lakhs. Through this, we counsel pregnant women and provide government services more effectively with a focus on high-risk pregnant women.

Would be glad to hear your feedback/ideas.
Look forward for your continued support in our mission "to give best start to life to every child and an opportunity to realize her/his full potential".

It just costs Rs.200 to support a child per month.

In Service,
Rajesh, PMRDF
'Bharat Bachpan' Project
#BestStart2Life #ForEveryChild
Dear Friends of 'I do' movement,

We are actively working now in 35 villages. Appreciating our efforts & understanding the need for Nutrition Rehabilitation Centers (NRC) to save malnourished children, government has increased the capacity of the NRC in Utnoor, Adilabad from 10-beds to 20-beds. In collaboration with the government, we have initiated a tele-coordination center in Adilabad covering a population of 7 lakhs. Through this, we counsel pregnant women and provide government services more effectively with a focus on high-risk pregnant women.

Would be glad to hear your feedback/ideas.
Look forward for your continued support in our mission "to give best start to life to every child and an opportunity to realize her/his full potential".

It just costs Rs.200 to support a child per month.

In Service,
Rajesh, PMRDF
'Bharat Bachpan' Project
#BestStart2Life #ForEveryChild
23rd November 2018
Dear Friends of idomovement,

We are extremely delighted to share the wonderful impact that we are creating in remote, tribal regions of Utnoor, Adilabad, Telangana.
Severe malnourishment among kids has come down by 10% in just 3 months of our work in empowering communities which is a tremendous result in a short span time. You can click on the below links to know more about our work:

The Challenge in Adilabad
Our Work
Impact Reports
Success Stories

Would be glad to hear your feedback/ideas.
Look forward for your continued support in our mission "to give best start to life to every child and an opportunity to realize her/his full potential".

In Service,
Rajesh, PMRDF
#BestStart2Life #ForEveryChild

Dear Friends of idomovement,

We are extremely delighted to share the wonderful impact that we are creating in remote, tribal regions of Utnoor, Adilabad, Telangana.
Severe malnourishment among kids has come down by 10% in just 3 months of our work in empowering communities which is a tremendous result in a short span time. You can click on the below links to know more about our work:

The Challenge in Adilabad
Our Work
Impact Reports
Success Stories

Would be glad to hear your feedback/ideas.
Look forward for your continued support in our mission "to give best start to life to every child and an opportunity to realize her/his full potential".

In Service,
Rajesh, PMRDF
#BestStart2Life #ForEveryChild

16th July 2018
Dear Friends of 'I DO',

We are happy to share with you that we are working closely with the government and influencing large scale impact while continuing to work at the grassroots creating deeper impact.

You would be delighted to know about our work in tribal areas of Adilabad. You can read the reports submitted to the District Collector, Adilabad here.

Future course of action:
We created an opportunity to pilot our ideas & demonstrate results in 10 tribal villages of Adilabad. We will be sharing the experiences of the pilot with you in due course of time.

In Service,
Team, 'I DO' movement
Dear Friends of 'I DO',

We are happy to share with you that we are working closely with the government and influencing large scale impact while continuing to work at the grassroots creating deeper impact.

You would be delighted to know about our work in tribal areas of Adilabad. You can read the reports submitted to the District Collector, Adilabad here.

Future course of action:
We created an opportunity to pilot our ideas & demonstrate results in 10 tribal villages of Adilabad. We will be sharing the experiences of the pilot with you in due course of time.

In Service,
Team, 'I DO' movement
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Rs.143,787 raised

Goal: Rs.300,000

Beneficiary: Infants info_outline
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