Setco Foundation provides support to anganwadis for an early childhood program and infrastructure development under the Nandghar program. In 2018-19, the foundation enhanced the anganwadi infrastructure by renovating and providing equipment and toys in order to make the ambience more engaging for the children attending anganwadis. This effectively increased the attendance of children from 68.7% in 2017-18 to 73.8% in 2018-19.
Through Nandghar, we inculcate the importance of early childhood education in community. We encourage diversity and strengthen communal harmony amongst children by celebrating various cultural festivals.
Setco Foundation provides equal access to early childhood education for girls and boys living in rural communities. The teachers in anganwadi engage the children in several activities and exercises. We follow the play-way pedagogy to foster cognitive, motor and socio-emotional learning. The play-way learning approach has shown a huge transformation in children. We also conducted workshops and activities with parents of children attending anganwadi to keep them engaged about the development of their child.
We measure our impact in terms of school readiness of the children. Criteria for evaluating school readiness is:
- Milestones achieved
- Grade assessment of children