Safe and Stimulating Anganwadis in New Delhi

Anganwadis are government-sponsored health and education centres for young children in India. In urban slum areas, they often operate from unsuitable rented premises – small, poorly ventilated, lacking safe play spaces and sanitation facilities, and not easily accessible for the disabled.

The project will engage Anganwadi workers and community members in two Anganwadis in slum areas of New Delhi – Samaypur Badli and Bhagwanpura – to develop and implement a comprehensive set of guidelines for creating child-friendly, safe and stimulating spaces for pre-schoolers. The guidelines will be applicable in other low-income settings.

Update on the project

Update, March 2018: After delays due to changes in government personnel and a proposal to demolish one of the two originally planned areas of intervention, groundwork is now complete: community members, Anganwadi workers and local officials are all mobilised and supportive.