It was a pleasure to have once again collaborated with the Department of Women and Child Development in the Government’s ongoing Matru Vandana Saptah program. This collaboration was encouraged by Smt. R. Alice Vaz, I.A.S. – Secretary: Women & Child Development.

Yesterday, we conducted two Seeds of Change sessions with about 40-50 Anganwadi children and their mothers in collaboration with the Women and Child Department, where we create awareness through sports and games. We will conduct two more sessions this coming Saturday morning.

While the games of the Seeds of Change program are created targeting children between ages 6-14 and make them into Change-makers in their community; this time around we adapted these games for children of crèche and preschool-going age and their mothers! They did not hesitate to participate in these game sessions, and the energy was that of excitement from the little kiddos and that of curiosity to learn and support from the mothers.

Both in the morning and in the evening, we played games and puzzles which created awareness on the topic of Hands Washing- its importance and relevance for the Anganwadi children and especially their mothers is undoubtedly essential. They will in turn be able to create this awareness in their homes and every day work routine; giving access to a hygienic environment for their children at home, where they can instill habits of good practices.

The program was felicitated by Community Development Officers Smt. Malathy and Smt. Amutha from Department of Women & Child Development along with several Anganwadi Teachers.

We take this occasion to thank Smt. R. Alice Vaz, I.A.S. – Secretary: Women & Child Development and Thiru. S. Yesvanthaiyah, Director: Women and Child Development, Puducherry for their deep interest and support towards Sharana’s Seeds of Change program.

At Sharana, we are hoping that these collaborations continue to follow and fruition, we also look forward to seeing the chain reaction of the awareness created on this day.