COO DHFL Changing Lives Foundation
Anganwadis play a critical role for Child Care Services, maternal health, and adolescent health. However, the enrolment in Anganwadis has not kept up with the increase in the population of India. This could be attributed to the increasing financial capabilities of parents, increase in private pre-schools, lack of awareness and perceived poor quality services at Anganwadis. As the draft National Education Policy (NEP) 2019 proposes to make Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) an integral part of school education in India, the time is ripe for discussing the contribution of different stakeholders in realizing this vision.
In this session, panellists will discuss how their work contributes to the goals of ECCE, strengthening the existing Anganwadi infrastructure and bridging the gap, and how they would like to contribute to the multi-sectoral platform of ECCE United.
- What are some of the evidence based best practices in ECCE collaboration in different states of India?
- Why has the CSR/philanthropic funding not kept pace with the increased focus of the government on ECCE?
- How could the sector create partnership opportunities that are inviting for the larger social investors?