Education Schemes

Nursery-Cum-Women-Welfare Centres

Introduction

Considerable size of the population in India lead a life below the poverty line and they do not get adequate food to eat. As such their parents are not in a position to take care of their children. Thus, children who are the assets of the nation are often neglected.  In order to have integrated development to these children so far as their health, education, nutrition, etc. are concerned, Nursery-Cum-Women Welfare Centres were started by the Department of Social Welfare for the first time in 1958, for the children of Scheduled Castes and these facilities were latter extended to children belonging Scheduled Tribes, Denotified Tribes, Nomadic and Semi-nomadic Tribes 

Description

IIn order to inculcate School-going habit at an early age, among Scheduled Caste Children 164 Nursery-Cum-Women Welfare Centres benefiting 6,366 Scheduled Caste children are functioning in the State. These Centres are mainly located in Scheduled Caste Localities. The sanctioned strength of each Centre is 50, consisting of both boys and girls. A Women Welfare Organizer and a conductress maintain the Centres. Every year in the month of May, the women welfare organizer visits the Scheduled Caste houses in the locality and prepares a list of children who are in the age group of 3-5 years. These children are brought to the Centre by the conductress from their homes, every day by 9.00 a.m. She cleans the children neatly, and puts them in a classroom. The organiser who also works as a teacher, teacher alphabets, rhymes, story telling, etc to the children.The children are given a hot mid-day-meal cooked at the Centre, at the cost of Rs.1 /- per day per child. The children are also given 2 sets of dresses annually, at the cost of Rs. 150/- per child.

Eligibility

All children between the age group of 3-5 years belonging to Scheduled Caste are eligible for getting admitted to these Centres

Documents Required

Birth Certificate if available.

Whom to Approach

The parents of the young children may approach the organizer of the Women Welfare Centre.

Time Schedule

9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. - House Visits collecting children from their houses.10.00 a.m. to 12.30 noon - conducting of nursery classes.12.30p.m. to 1.30 p.m. - meals for the children.

Authorities to be approached in case of delay

District Social Welfare Officer of the concerned district.

 

Post Script

Women Welfare Centres were started with the intention of empowering rural Scheduled Caste : Scheduled Tribe women. The women were taught tailoring, knitting, and other skills during the afternoon. They were also taught about proper health and sanitation, family planning methods etc. But now, these women welfare activities are not being implemented by the Social Welfare Department any more, as the women and child welfare department is carrying out these programmes extensively.

Abstract of Women Welfare Centres

Annexure-1

District wise existing women welfare canters for the scheduled caste children-Social welfare department

Sl.No

DISTRICT  ABSTRACT

NO. OF CENTRES

NO.  OF CHILDREN

1.

Bangalore (urban)

18

652

2.

Bangalore (Rural)

5

250

3.

Chitraduga

10

379

4.

Davanagere

10

451

5.

Kolar

6

215

6.

Tumkur

12

542

7.

Shimoga

11

435

8.

Mysore

22

736

9.

Chamarajanagar

16

687

10.

Mandya

11

385

11.

Hassan

7

255

12.

Chickamagalore

2

48

13.

Coorg

3

91

14.

Dakshina Kannada

1

24

15.

Udupi

3

103

16.

Belgaum

 

 

17.

Bijapur

 

 

18.

Bagalakote

1

50

19.

Dharwad

4

200

20.

Gadag

6

264

21.

Haveri

7

294

22.

Uttara Kannada

7

205

23.

Gulbarga

 

 

24.

Raichur

 

 

25.

Koppal

2

100

26.

Bellary

 

 

27.

Bidar

 

 

 

Total

164

6366

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