In district Kulgam, CHINAR is undertaking a pilot initiative since October 2017 in collaboration with the District Development Commissioner to holistically improve the overall learning and development outcomes of children. As part of this initiative, we are working on creating a child-focused intervention that spans across health, child development and education departments. This initiative is being piloted across 15 most backward communities of the district across two clusters.
The key aspects of this intervention are:
- Integrated Child Tracking system: Track health, developmental and learning outcomes of children from birth till 14 years of age.
- Healthcare interventions for newborns and infants (0 – 2 years): Facilitating the health department in immunization and nutrition interventions for newborns and infants.
- Early Childhood Education (3 – 6 years): Building capacities of Anganwadi workers to create a vibrant and stimulating environment for early childhood education (ECE). The interventions are done in convergence with the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) of the government’s Social Welfare department.
- TALIM interventions (6 – 14 years): Transforming Academic Landscape through Inclusive Means (Project TALIM), our holistic school transformation strategy.
- Enriching Madrassa education: Developing English language skills, science education and computer skills of students in Madrassas.
- Integrated Child Protection: Convergence with Integrated Child Protection Scheme to identify vulnerable children and ensure their continuing education in their community through critical support provided by the scheme.