In a major push towards capacity building of stakeholders, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation has begun a 45-day training programme for nearly 7,500 anganwadi workers in Delhi from August 2.
This follows a Delhi High Court directive on vulnerability mapping earlier this year after which the need for capacity building of anganwadi workers came to light.
Organised in collaboration with the Women & Child Development Department of Delhi Government, the training programme covers anganwadi workers across Delhi.
The training programmes are spread over four sessions covering issues related to child rights, child’s vulnerability to abuse and exploitation, schemes for the protection and safety of children including ICDS, CPS, scholarship, foster care, pre schooling, nutrition. The importance of anganwadi workers in protecting children and educating the community are also emphasised.
Questions raised by anganwadi workers about challenges faced due to COVID-19 and impact on delivery of their services to children are also being addressed in the training session.
Participants welcomed the training session. While senior anganwadi worker from North District Geeta said this was the very first time such an informative training with practical solutions were provided to them, another participant Sudesh said it was a very informative and motivating training for protection of children along with child development.