Om Education Welfare Society is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company.
Under this Project we provide the Trainings for below listed posts.
- Anganwadi Supervisor
- Anganwadi Teacher
- Anganwadi Worker
- Anganwadi Helper
The brief description for these posts are mentioned below.
What does Anganwadi mean?
The name anganwadi worker is derived from the Indian word – angan, which means the court yard (an central area in and around the house where most of the social activities of the household takes place). In rural settings, the angan is the open place where people gather to talk, greet the guests, and socialize. Traditional rural households have a small hut or house with a boundary around the house which houses their charpoys, cattle, feed, bicycle, etc. Sometimes food is also prepared in the angan. Some members of the household also sleep outside in open air, under the sky, in their angans. The angan is also considered as the ‘heart of the house’ and a sacred place which buzzes with activity at the break of dawn. Given the nature of this versatile nature of this space, the public health worker who works in an angan, and also visits other people’s angans, helping with their healthcare issues and concerns, is the Anganwadi worker.
Under the ICDS scheme, one trained person is allotted to a population of 1000, to bridge the gap between the person and organized healthcare, and to focus on the health and educational needs of children aged 0-6 years. This person is the Anganwadi worker
Anganwadi worker and Helpers
The Anganwadi worker and helper are the basic functionaries of the ICDS who run the anganwadi centre and implement the ICDS scheme in coordination with the functionaries of the health, education, rural development and other departments. Their services also include the health and nutrition of pregnant women, nursing mothers, and adolescent girls.
Today in India, about 2 million aanganwadi workers are reaching out to a population of 70 million women, children and sick people, helping them become and stay healthy. Anganwadi workers are the most important and oft-ignored essential link of Indian healthcare.
Anganwadi workers are India’s primary tool against the menace of child malnourishment, infant mortality, and lack of child education, community health problems and in curbing preventable diseases. They provide services to villagers, poor families and sick people across the country helping them access healthcare services, immunization, healthy food, hygiene, and provide healthy learning environment for infants, toddlers and children.
Rolls and responsibility
A supervisor provides continuous on-the-job guidance to Anganawadi workers (AWWs), to bridge the gap between training and job requirement.
Each supervisor looks after 10 Anganawadis and each Anganawadi covers a population of approximately 1000.
On her visit to Anganawadi, the supervisor performs certain important tasks like:
- Checks the list of beneficiaries from the low economic strata, who are severely malnourished,
- Guides AWWs in the assessment of correct ages of children, correct method of weighing the children, and plotting their weights on growth charts,
- Demonstrates to the AWWs the effective methods of providing health and nutrition education to mothers, and
- Maintains the statistics of the Anganawadis.
- Her work includes health and nutrition education on various aspects of the health of a mother and child. Therefore, it is important for the supervisor to have adequate scientific knowledge about infant breastfeeding. This will help her to impart correct knowledge to mother beneficiaries (pregnant, lactating mothers, and women in the reproductive age group).
The objective of the present study is to assess the knowledge (scientific and latest) and attitude of the Anganawadi supervisors with regard to infant feeding and also to identify gaps in their knowledge.