Thiruvananthapuram

Changemaker award for Kudumbashree

The Kudumbashree poverty eradication mission has been presented with the Save the Children’s Changemaker award for its work among children in the State.

Kudumbashree social development programme officer G.S. Amritha received the award on behalf of Kudumbashree at a function in New Delhi recently.

Kudumbashree has been undertaking a number of activities for children through its Balasabha children’s collectives. The Balasabhas were launched in 2005 to bring to a halt generational poverty, enhance personality development of children, inculcate leadership qualities and cooperation among them, make them aware of democratic values and environmental issues, and foster their interest in science.

At present, 4.3 lakh children are members of the 32,878 Balasabhas in the State.

It was after the floods last year that Save the Children began associating with the Kudumbashree. In the worst-affected districts of Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, and Wayanad, disaster management activities were taken up in three phases. In the months just after the floods, children and their families were provided with clothes and study materials. Then they took part in renovation of government schools and anganwadis, besides taking part in rehabilitation work. In the third phase, activities such as ‘Building Resilience’ were taken up to equip children to resume their lives without losing confidence.


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