No place too far
Pazhaniyammal, a resident of Ariyur Solakkaadu village in Kolli Hills, is now a proud mother because her child is the first in her family to attend school. Earlier, going to work in the farm was not easy for Pazhaniyammal as she was worried about leaving her child alone. Then we stepped in and refurbished the Anganwadi centres in the village with essential infrastructure. We brought in facilitators who work with the teachers to empower the parents and community living around the centre.
Now, Pazhaniyammal leaves her child in the Anganwadi while going to work. When we spoke to her, she expressed happiness about her child having a safe place to learn and grow every day.
Generous contributions from HDFC Mutual Funds and HT Parekh Foundation have helped us greatly expand the Born Learning Campaign program (BLC). Currently, BLC is being implemented in 44 anganwadis in TN.