Malnutrition Eradication Camp @ Gram Bodunda District Gondia Maharashtra
Sansthaan had arranged malnutrition camps for rural and Naxal affected under privileged families in Gondia district of Maharashtra. This initiative was quite challenging for us as it was not only our first project for social welfare but also involved multiple obstacles related to willingness of the family members to spare women (who were working as laborers) along with their children for the continuous duration of 21 days. It was quite difficult to convince family members specially men to make women and children dedicatedly available for whole 21 days under the strict guidance and monitoring of qualified Doctors and Nurses who were trained specially for this kind of camps as per WTO standards. This involved not only the preparation and arrangement of healthy food & diet but also engage children of different ages with special play area, games, toys, story books and personal involvement. Apart from these arrangements, our workers also had to take care of their daily earnings for their families as these women were not allowed to go to work. So, Sansthaan had to make provisions for daily wages for their family’s livelihood for these 21 days.
Two such camps were arranged which involving around 15-20 families in each camp. i.e. around 40 families including around 40 women and 60-80 children were benefitted from these camps. And for these, Sansthaan did fund raising from likeminded people through donation.