Sevikas (teachers) and maditinis (teacher aides) in anganwadis are the true lifeblood of government child- and family-care centres, across villages in India. These public servants are the pillars on which the anganwadi model is run, working tirelessly year-round organising activities and social awareness programmes, and providing education on health, nutrition, family planning to children and their families.
Yet, these teachers and their helpers are typically women from poor families themselves, with limited means and little done for them. With this understanding, we conduct comprehensive health checkups designed specifically for anganwadi employees, to safeguard their health and livelihood, and with the added benefit of ensuring better health and learning outcomes for the children under their care.
We work in partnership with L&T to conduct an array of screenings including blood tests and blood counts, x-rays, gynaecology checkups, eye tests, blood sugar test and other basic consultation.
So far in 2017, we've screened over 600 sevikas and maditinis.