Quality early education to children of Baiga tribe, with special focus on girl children and children with special needs, residing in the Kabirdham district of Chhattisgarh, is the goal for Adarsh Foundation’s collaboration with Samerth Charitable Trust. Baiga tribe in Chhattisgarh lives in remote area which is densely forested and very difficult to access. The children here do not have access to schools or education and malnutrition deaths are high in this community.
Adarsh Foundation is supporting the Bal Mitra Kendra which works towards providing education, nutrition, health care and creating an empowered group of mothers in 10 villages in Kabirdham. This empowered group of mothers then advocates and fights for better implementation of the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) of the government.
Monthly meetings with parents are conducted at each kendra, where apart from individual progress of each child, discussions on government schemes.