“When my daughter Rhea started to attend the activities at the family centre, I did not participate in the activities. I don’t speak English and I didn’t know how to support Rhea’s education as a pre-schooler. I thought that only trained teachers could support her. However, Rhea was actively participating and always happy to attend.
Project Ankurs palak shalas played a key role in changing this as it focuses on activities with everyday household items that I can find around. Thanks to the facilitator’s guidance, I learnt how to make educational materials for Rhea from recycled paper, improve her language development through stories and everyday conversations, and how to keep my daughter healthy. For that reason, we decided to enroll our youngest child at the same centre. The support available from the educators has enabled growth and positive development for my entire family. I now feel confident and thrilled that I can play a driving role in my children’s education.”
Sucheta is a mother of two little girls who attended activities at the United Way’s at Pisarve Anganwadi 2 family centre in Mumbai.