Plan India Impact Awards 2018 Categories

Plan India Impact Awards 2018 Categories "Plan India Impact Awards celebrate the last mile champions"

Anganwadi Worker / Anganwadi Sahaika (Integrated Child Development Services)

An Anganwadi worker ensures antenatal and postnatal care for pregnant women and immediate diagnosis and care for new born children and nursing mothers. They administer the immunisation of all children below the age of 6 years. In addition they supervise the distribution of supplementary nutrition to children below the age of 6 as well as pregnant and nursing women. Monitoring regular health and medical check-ups for women and children is one of their key responsibilities. The Anganwadi workers often takes on the role of a teacher and aims to provide pre-school education to children between the age of 3 and 5 years.

Accredited Social Health Activist / Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (Health)

Accredited social health activists (ASHAs) are community health workers instituted by the government of India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) as a part of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). Auxiliary Nurse Midwife is a village level female health worker, who is the first contact between the community and health workers. Both ASHAs and ANWs act as health educators and promoters in their communities. Their tasks include motivating women to give birth in hospitals, bringing children to immunization clinics, encouraging family planning (e.g., surgical sterilization), treating basic illness and injury with first aid, keeping demographic records, and improving village sanitation.

Outreach Worker (All thematic areas) /Frontline Worker/PPTCT Outreach Worker/Swachhagrahi

They are paid functionaries. They serve and act as intermediaries between the NGO and the community. Thereby, becoming the key point of contact between social organization and the community. They are intensively involved in the ‘on-ground’ field work and are primarily responsible for mobilizing people, increasing their capacity and access to opportunity and service at the grass root level. Outreach workers work across all thematic areas such as health, education, gender and water, hygiene and sanitation and are responsible for implementation of community programmes.

Community Volunteer

Plan India Community Volunteers are non-paid and influential individuals in the community. They are key stakeholders for the cause supported by Plan India and its partners. They are the active workers and community volunteers who take up multiple roles at the field level. These volunteers play a very important role in mobilising the community for different project needs.

Youth Champion for Girls’ Rights

Youth champions make an enormous contribution to national development; engaging, developing and empowering young and older adolescents GIRLS. They inspire and motivate these young people, building their skills and confidence to succeed.

Best Child Welfare Committee

Child Welfare Committees (CWCs) have been designated by law as the final district-level authorities for the care, protection, treatment, development and rehabilitation of Children in Need of Care and Protection.

Best School Management Committee

School Management Committees or SMCs build a critical bridge between the community and the school, playing the additional role of providing oversight in schools to ensure all basic requirements of the school are being met as per the Right to Education Guidelines 2009. The RTE Act envisions an SMC as the basic unit of a decentralized model of governance with active involvement of parents in the school’s functioning.

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