Parvarish was started with the idea to target malnutrition in the Cachar district by providing support in terms of voluntary donations of food to a Severely Acute Malnourished (SAM) child. The project aims to address malnutrition by targeting SAM children who are suffering from poverty. The term ‘poverty’ implies to low income level of the parents as they cannot afford to provide nutritious and healthy food to the child. Therefore, the project is aiming to reduce the number of SAM children in the district who falls in the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category by motivating people to contribute through donations in kind (for example, providing nutritious food to a child of BPL category) for a fixed period of time. The donations in kind is to be made willingly by the donor to the parents of the child.
Malnutrition has been recognized as a result of poverty from a very long time. Food insecurity, lack of knowledge on sanitation and hygiene, lack of access to clean drinking water and health services are direct consequence of poverty which in turns leads to malnutrition. It is also compounded by inadequate care of the child and pregnant women due to low income level and lack of access to knowledge on appropriate health seeking behavior.
Project PARVARISH an initiative against malnutrition was launched at Rajabazar ICDS project to make small and sustainable differences in society against malnutrition. Deputy Commissioner Cachar, Keerthi Jalli inaugurated the programme along with ADC , Social Welfare Department, Lalita Rongpipi, District Social Welfare Officer, ZPC, North Lakhipur Sudip Kumar.The first SAM baby was adopted by ZPC. Harinagar BPHC has also extended his supporting the successful implementation of PARVARISH.
An Initiative by DPMU POSHAN in association with PARVARISH under SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT Cachar. This year the District Social Welfare Department is observing the month of August 2021 as Special Growth Monitoring month under POSHAN Abhiyaan and all the Children under 5 years of age are being measured by Anganwadi Workers in filed level. In the field level the activity by Anganwadi Workers being monitored by Lady Supervisors and POSHAN Staffs in guidance of CDPO and DSWO requires plotting of measured Age, Height and Weight in 2 different Charts for 2 different results. There are 2 different measures taken under consideration for different results viz results of WHO Growth Charts (Moderately or severely malnourished/underweight) results are used for Supplementary Nutrition Program (SNP) and results of Reference Charts (Moderately or Severely Acute Malnourished) are used for NRC referral of Children suffering from Severely Acute Malnourished. To enhance the knowledge of Anganwadi Workers and Sector Supervisors about the two different plotting in two different charts the District Social Welfare Department arranged a special Training program in Project level for Sector Supervisors, Anganwadi Workers and Block POSHAN Staffs.
Specially abled Afsana Khanam Barlaskar gave away a tray of vegetables to a malnourished infant of udharbondh constituency in Assam Cachar District under PARVARISH scheme on the occasion of National Girl Child Day, She is a lady farmer ( farmerette ), YO 23 and is a physically challenged person. Farming is her means of livelihood. She has also adopted one SAM child under PARVARISH by providing fresh vegetables from her farm.
Malay Acharjee of Baladhan Kanakpur extended his support to a malnourished child by gave away a tray of vegetables and fruits under project PARVARISH in presence of GP president and GP member at Rajabazar ICDS Project.
Little Rudrakshi’s Journey from Malnutrition to Recovery Two months ago, Rudrakhshi's mother brought her 4 years-3 months-old baby, Rusrakhshi, to her AWC centre no 37 under Rajabazar ICDS project in Cachar due to her excessive loss of weight with the help of AWW & RBSK team she was brought to their nearest BPHC and diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition." She was strikingly skinny, like a little skeleton,” says her mother, holding back her tears.One day, AWW of centre no 37 Gayetri Chakraborty told her parents about a NRC supported health centre in Silchar town. Her parents immediately brought Rudrakshi there to receive nutrition counselling where she was diagnosed by the doctors after a treatment of 17 days at NRC the little one partially recovered from her early stage and they got discharged from hospital. "Her mother still goes to the centre every week to track her growth and receive supplies" says AWW of that centre. During her counseling her parents heard about project PARVARISH . Due to the spread of COVID-19 and resulting restrictions, coupled with a deteriorating economy so they requested AWW for help. Accordingly team PARVARISH extended their support where Hon'ble MLA Udharbond Donated food to their parents for her better complementary feeding simultaneously time to time counselling was done by Aww as a result after 2 months drastic changed has been recorded in case of her. she gained 3.7kg in just 2 months, from 4.6 kg to 8.3 her parents not left any stone unturned."Its difficult to feel helpless while your child wastes away, but my Rudrakshi is back to life."Special thanks to her parents for their fighting spirit, DC Cachar, MLA UDHARBOND, DSWO, CDPO Rajabazar ICDS Project for their support also team PARVARISH grateful to its donors who came out to help these children to give a healthier life.You can give more children like Rudrakshi the chance at a healthier future. Donate to PARVARISH .
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