Project PHULWARI

Project PHULWARI is an imitative of Humanity Welfare Council in the field of child care and development. Anganwadi centres are very popular among local people and if properly utilised can help in resolving many issues among children.

Project PHULWARI recognises these Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) as the most important unit in society development. We aim to act as the backbone of such centres by providing them assistance in meeting their targets and thus making the ICDS programme and the efforts of the Indian Government successful.

Project PHULWARI lays emphasis on holistic development of children. The focus is on children from age group 0 years-5 years which is a period of physical and mental growth. This project is specially designed to reach disadvantaged and low income groups. The project is aimed to break an intergenerational cycle of under nutrition which leads to lower cognitive development, which results in lower learning capacities.

A study found that Anganwadi's running under ICDS programme is not particularly effective in reducing malnutrition, largely because of implementation problems. Humanity Welfare Council is trying to fulfil this gap. Legislative policy, plan and programme commitments including a range of national programmes to improve early child development outcomes remain a real challenge. Certainly there is a need for higher investment, greater commitment at all levels besides application in terms of design, delivery and development to restore overall growth and development of children.

Project PHULWARI (0-5) years children

To provide benefits to Anganwadi's, list of following basic items have been recognized-

  • Rugs + carpets.
  • Toys (soft toys, interactive games).
  • Small table and chairs.
  • Stationary- Play books, color, pencil, sharpener, erasers etc.
  • Utensils for meal.
  • Tissue papers / napkins.
  • Electronic speakers for storytelling to develop moral values.

Vision of Project PHULWARI –

No child should be left behind in the race of growth and development due to lack of facilities.

Mission of Project PHULWARI –

The mission of Project PHULWARI is every child should get good nutrition, safe and secure environment and right to play.

For more information please contact PHULWARI@hwc.international.

Frequently Asked Questions

Integrated Child Development Services popularly known as ICDS, is one of the largest programmes of Government of India. It takes care of all round developmental needs of children who are below six years of age, pregnant women, lactating mothers, in the age group of 15-45 years, through the Anganwadi Centres.

A package of six services is provided under the ICDS. These are supplementary nutrition, immunization, health check-up, referral services, non-formal pre-school education, and nutrition and health education.

These services are provided in the Anganwadi Centres.

An Anganwadi means a courtyard, that is, a play centre. It is located within a village or a slum. It is the focal point for delivery of all services provided under ICDS.

An Anganwadi Worker provides all these services in the Anganwadi Centre. She is an honorary worker selected from the village. She is assisted by a Helper in carrying out her day-to-day activities. The Helper also is selected by the villagers.

Yes, an Anganwadi Centre can be opened in your village. For this, you will have to approach the Collector or the District ICDS Programme Officer of your area.

The Anganwadi Centre is open on all the six days in a week. It functions for four hours in a day in the morning. The timings may differ from State to State.

If your child is below three years of age, he/she will get supplementary nutrition and proper infant and young child feeding advice. The growth of a child is also regularly monitored at the Anganwadi Centre. In addition, the Anganwadi Centre will take the responsibility of checking-up her/his health and also ensure that the child is immunized against six killer diseases like Tuberculosis (TB) Diptheria, Perthussis (whooping cough),Tetanus, Measles and Poliomyelitis by the Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM).In case, your child is between 3-6 years, apart from the above services, she/he will be imparted preschool education also.

Preschool education implies holistic development of children that ensures their overall physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development. It also provides stimulating play environment whereby they learn about their surroundings and day-to-day interaction with others.

Yes a variety of play material like puppets, dolls, balls, wooden blocks, wet clay, flash card for storytelling, puzzles, etc. are available for children in the Anganwadi Centre. Besides, charts of various kinds to identify colour, numbers, animals, vegetables, fruits, transport, etc. are also displayed in the Centres.

Yes, Anganwadi workers keeps a regular check on the growth of the child by taking her/his weight on regular basis and plotting the same on the growth chart which is maintained separately for each child as per their age. Accordingly, their mothers are counseled so that their children develop in a healthy and robust manner.

You can directly approach the Anganwadi Worker functioning in your area. The Anganwadi Worker of your area will also approach you for this purpose.

You have to take the child to the Anganwadi Centre as well as bring her/him back. In case of emergency, you may request the Anganwadi Worker to help you.

A pregnant woman avails services like health check-up, immunization against Tetanus Toxoid (TT), nutrition and health education and supplementary nutrition.

A nursing woman can avail services like health check-up, nutrition and health education and supplementary nutrition.

The Adolescent girls receives services like nutrition & health education, iron and folic acid supplementation, de-worming tablets, non-formal education, home based skill training and vocational training as well as supplementary nutrition.

All these women are entitled to nutrition and health education only so that they can motivate others to lead a better quality of life.

Yes, the Anganwadi Worker provides a few medicines for treatment of minor ailments like fever, diarrohea, de-worming, etc.,

An Anganwadi Worker performs a host of other functions like :

  • Undertakes community survey
  • Maintains records of births and deaths
  • Assists the health staff in immunization & health check=ups of children, pregnant & nursing mothers.
  • Provides Health and Nutrition Education to adolescent girls, women and the community at large.
  • Undertakes home visits and organizes mothers meetings / community meetings.

The ICDS scheme also facilitates men folk in understanding the developmental needs of their children and the day to day requirements of women folk during pregnancy, child birth and rearing of children.

Project PHULWARI is an initiative of Humanity Welfare Council to support Anganwadi centres by supporting them with the list of items as under

  • Rugs + carpets.
  • Toys (soft toys, interactive games).
  • Small table and chairs.
  • Stationary- Play books, color, pencil, sharpener, erasers etc.
  • Utensils for meal.
  • Tissue papers / napkins.
  • Electronic speakers for storytelling to develop moral values.

We are very much committed in filling the gap between the government and the people.

No, Project PHULWARI is a project running under Humanity Welfare Council and it supports ICDS or Anganwadi centres to carry out their work and making such programmes of Indian Government successful.

The aim of Project PHULWARI is as follows:

  • To provide good nutrition to children.
  • To provide a healthy, safe and secure environment.
  • To support government schemes and make them successful.