As part of our vision to bring about a society where future generations are healthy, have attained educational success and are able to make informed decisions in their lives, we conduct programs for Informing and educating families and communities about maternal health, for we believe that this is a key to having a healthier future generation of children.
Our village communities are still lacking access on some basic and correct information on the health issues affecting them. Even today, nearly 2 lakhs children born (out of 12 lakhs births every year) in Tamil Nadu are born low birth weight and with compromised health. We believe that concerted and innovative efforts to fill this gap at the local level can strengthen rural communities for improving knowledge and awareness, improving quality of life and pave the way for healthier future generations.
To address these gaps we conduct Bioscope or village level awareness programs and inform our communities the key messages on maternal and child health for improving outcomes of pregnancy and early childhood development. For these programs Kalanjiyam team goes fromvillage to village and using equipment such as LCD projector and big screen we project informative video documentaries. Kalanjiyam produced materials such as Thaimei 1 and 2, Atime to think now on Vitamin A among others, are used during these programs for creating awareness.