Napad Vanta is a small village of agricultural laborers and tobacco factory workers. As the tobacco industry is the largest employer in Napad Vanta, the majority of the villagers and their families are exposed to serious occupational health hazards. The lack of full-time, quality childcare for children of workers forces many parents to bring their children to the tobacco factory where they are exposed at a young age to unhealthy conditions.
The Napad Vanta Childcare Center currently cares for between 35 to 40 children, all of whom are under the age of six years old. The center is dedicated to fostering children's physical and intellectual growth and counseling their parents in establishing a healthy learning environment at home. However, it is unable to meet the costs of supplies, foods, and salaries for the upcoming year.
Become the Citizen Philanthropist for this project and partner with Napad Vanta village to create a positive educational environment for their children.
The Napad Vanta Childcare Center aims to provide the following to all of its students and their families:
• Attending children will be provided with 3 nutritious meals a day and taught about proper nutrition and diet.
• Teachers will hold regular meetings with the center’s mothers to discuss their children’s development.
• Family members will receive training on establishing a healthy learning environment at home and providing their children with proper healthcare and nutrition
• Records documenting children’s growth will be regularly maintained
• Infants enrolled at the center will be provided with milk
• The center will also provide child immunizations and antenatal and postnatal care in accordance with government health programs
• When necessary, children will be taken to a nearby hospital clinic by the center’s staff
• Children will participate in pre-primary creative activities such as drawing, painting and other craftwork
• The center will organize celebrations for major festivals to foster children’s cultural awareness and knowledge
• Children will attend annual field trips to neighboring towns and fairs for cultural and educational immersion
When a community cannot provide childcare for its children, women cannot be fully employed or self-reliant. As such, the Napad Vanta Village Childcare Center is critical to both the physical and intellectual development of the village's children and to ensuring that their mothers have the opportunity to provide for their family.
Working mothers cannot take their children to their workplaces without jeopardizing their efficiency and children’s safety. Since 1970, the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) has publicized and worked to assist women’s struggle to emerge from poverty through the quest for work and income security. This has and must continue to be supported by quality childcare.
The Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), Citizen Effect’s field partner, believes a woman’s struggle to escape poverty through work and income security must be supported by quality childcare. Since the mid-1970s, SEWA has supported working mothers by providing quality childcare to local communities.
About Me: Hello, Fellow Philanthropist! My name is Nita and I am so excited about this project in hand. I was introduced to Citizen Effect through a friend and I immediately wanted to be a part of this community. I am a health care provider and an entrepreneur who knows firsthand that little changes do make such a big difference. I hope to make a positive impact in these childrens' lives so that they can grow up healthy, happy, and self-sufficient. All it takes is one step at a time. One donation at a time to make a dramatic change. Take part in this journey with me... All the best!