Kalpaka Charitable Trust

End Malnutrition – 1st February 2022

Rural Child Malnutrition - Kalpaka
  • Kyathanahalli, Mandya District, Karnataka, India.
  • Ongoing
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Project and event background: End Malnutrition in rural India – Kalpaka Event

 

Kalpaka hosted the fourth event on 1st February 2022 with 16 children this time, for a nutritional review.

Kalpaka provided the tokens to the parents for the next 15 days. Some of the children have gained healthy height and some have reached the goal of healthy weight too.

Addressing rural child malnutrition is a multifaceted challenge requiring holistic solutions at various levels. The prevalence of malnutrition among rural children stems from complex factors such as inadequate access to nutritious food, limited healthcare facilities, poor sanitation, and socio-economic disparities. To combat this issue effectively, interventions need to encompass diverse strategies.

Nutrition education plays a pivotal role in empowering rural communities. Educating parents about balanced diets, proper infant feeding practices, and the importance of micronutrients can significantly impact a child’s health. Additionally, implementing sustainable agriculture practices can enhance food security, ensuring consistent access to diverse and nutritious food sources within rural areas

Name of the Child Minimum Height in CM Minimum Weight in KG Child’s current height in CM Child’s current weight in KG
Yedvikh 78.1 9 78 8.69
Harsha A 95.3 14.4 94 11.12
Shivu 95.3 14.4 95 11.69
Sowmya 108 18 109 16
Aadhya 86.2 12.1 84.5 9.92
Kushal 95.3 14.4 89 10.87
Jivan K.L 75.7 9.6 67 6.92
Pavan Y.G 95.3 14.4 93 11
Anvitha S 83.7 10.9 77 7.35
Sri Manya S Gowda 108 18 97 11.26
Punya S Gowda 86.9 12 81 9.2
Bhavish 79.1 10.3 72 6.87
Manoj 99 15.3 92 10.56
Krushika 74 8.9 75 8.2
Bhavan 109.2 18.5 98 11.5
Amins Sufia 83.7 10.9 79 8

This was Kalpaka’s fourth event in our mission to end child malnutrition in rural India, one village at a time. You can support us with your donations – one month of milk and eggs for one child costing only Rs. 500.

Collaboration between governmental bodies, NGOs, and local communities is crucial. Establishing community-based programs that provide nutrient-rich meals in schools or community centers can improve children’s nutritional intake. These programs could also involve local farmers, creating a symbiotic relationship where communities gain access to fresh produce while farmers find a market for their goods.

Furthermore, improving healthcare access through mobile clinics or telemedicine services can offer vital medical support and nutritional counseling to remote areas. Sanitation and hygiene awareness campaigns are equally vital, as they can prevent diseases that exacerbate malnutrition.

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