In Mundakkunnu village, where Kattunaikkan tribe have been living for many years the villagers faced a problem of severe malnutrition in children below 5 years. Sending them to Balawadi could help to prevent malnutrition – however the nearest Balawadi was 3 km away from the village which makes it difficult for the parents to drop their children there.
To address this issue, Vidyodaya village team and parents decided to build a nutrition centre in their village itself. They brought village youths and built the centre with traditional locally available materials.
With this initiative, there is awareness about the malnutrition in village and more children are sent to the nutrition centre. Now we have 15 children in the centre.