The community response of the project has been quit
encouraging and has been reflected from the attendance of children. Although the request for pre-education support by the families is too high, FODRA has strategically decided to limit the support only to needy members of SHGs - but this decision was actually taken jointly by the women in a project level SHG meeting. Since FODRA has formed 9 SHGs
among 135 women as on today and there will be more than 15 SHGs by end of September, 2000, it will have to carefully take a decision whether to expand the possibilities to include other children from the community in the current project. But such a situation has not arisen so far.
1. 3 parent teacher meetings were organised to discuss on personal hygiene of the children, health check-up feedback for low cost eating habits, timely sending children to the centre.
2. All the children are administered with de-worming
medicine as per medical advice of the visiting doctor.
Regular interaction with mothers through PTA(Parent-Teacher Association) meetings has brought change in the attitude of mothers towards importance of child-hood care, appropriate diet(nutrition), growth and importance of pre-education as the corner stone for formal education.