Nanhe Kadam

Surat (Gujarat) | CAIRN India Ltd | Ongoing since July 2012

HLFPPT has partnered with CAIRN India Ltd to improve the health and nutrition of the people residing at Suvali and Junagam villages of Hazira Industrial area in Surat district of Gujarat. With an intention to improve maternal and child health services in area, the project took off aiming towards strengthening Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) since this government institution aims contributing to early childhood development and women's health. This project is being implemented in Six AWCs, namely Suvali-1, Suvali-2, Junagam-1 and Junagam-2, Tena and Tenaran village keeping all intervention in line with Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) norms, its objectives and services.

The project realises the important role playing by ICDS scheme in improving the maternal the child health. Hence it compliments the six ICDS services by strengthening it and capacitating the Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) and generating community awareness on services.


To improve the health and nutrition status of women and children, and create additional goodwill in the community


To achieve the above goal, the project strives to achieve the following objectives:

  • Improve the reproductive and child health services by fortifying AWC services
  • Increase the access of health and nutrition services by community
  • Increase community ownership of health and nutrition services
  • Project Strategies:

    In order to achieve the above objectives, the following strategies have been adopted:

  • Developing model AWCs
  • Community Mobilisation
  • Capacity Building
  • Advocacy
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Documentation

  • Status of immunisation (0-5 years children): 100% covered and more than 80% adhered to National Immunisation schedule, in both the villages
  • Access of ICDS (health and nutrition) services by the community: 90% children (0-5 years) and 100% pregnant and lactating mothers enrolled for benefits
  • Developing Model AWC:
    uvali- Awared 'Best Anganwadi in the Block' by The Government of Gujarat
    Junagam- Awarded 'Best Anganwadi in Chauriyasi Taluka District' by The Government of Gujarat

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