Prayatn Sansthan for Child Rights in Rajasthan

Location: 30 villages under Sahabad block of Baran district in Rajasthan
Nature of Initiative: Implementing
Project holder: Malay Kumar
CRY support since: 2011 – 2012

  • Communities have started demonstrating a positive shift in their behaviour towards best mother &. child care practices
  • Strengthened communities on issue of health and nutrition by increased adoption of home based management of malnutrition.
  • Improved the rate of retention of children in schools
  • Strengthened evidence based advocacy initiatives

Prayatn is recognized as the leading organization in Rajasthan working on child rights issues. The Prayatn team has built its capacities on the issue of health and nutrition and are closely working with Seharia community. It has strengthened community mobilization process through rapport building with community; through systems developed like the Government Community Interface to contribute to remove hesitation of this community, Prayatn has demonstrated successful multiple strategies that enable children to fight starvation. It started working on family based management of malnutrition that has shown significant impact on the health status of severely malnourished children. It is also working on issues like child marriage, social beliefs and practices, education, which is directly impacting the health and nutrition situation of children. It believes in establishing models at community level which, in the long run will make the changes sustainable and self-driven.