Nutrition

Challenges

  • Nearly 50% of children in public schools are severely malnourished
  • Over 70% of girl children and young women are anemic
  • Poor nutrition levels lead to frequent illnesses and fatigue
  • School absence and drop out rates are high

Payir’s Intervention

  • Provided nutritious breakfast to primary schools nearby
  • Initiated a supplementary nutrition program targeting common nutrition and calorie deficiencies in anganwadis, primary, middle and high schools
  • Conducted programs and theater workshops to increase community awareness of nutrition and child growth

Initiatives

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme (AGEP)

BACKGROUND Payir Trust in agreement with Perambalur District, is...

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme – Mid term survey results

Implementation Highlights No. of children served School going children...

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Impact

  • Our nutrition program has reached 35,000 children
  • Nearly 50% of severely malnourished children are no longer malnourished. Over 70% showed significant improvement. Anemia prevalence in adolescent girls has more than halved
  • The government has partnered with Payir to expand the reach of the supplementary nutrition program to the entire district
  • School attendance improved to nearly 100% due to our nutrition programs