New project to train 10,000 Anganwadi workers: Sisodia
NEW DELHI: The Delhi government will start a training project for the city's Anganwadi workers where 10,000 women will be imparted training. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the training initiative would mark a new era of Anganwadi work.
"Through this training programme, a new era of Anganwadi work will begin. We will teach both the ground level workers and also the supervisors," said Sisodia.
The Minister added that the training project is necessary as Anganwadi workers help shape the future of children.
According to Sisodia, nearly six lakh children are cared for by Anganwadi workers in Delhi.
As part of the Delhi government's initiative to reform and revamp its Anganwadi Centres, 320 supervisors successfully completed five-day training in early childhood education (ECE) on Friday.
Sisodia explained: "Our focus is to train these workers in the basic duties of ECE. If the workers are not educated enough, development of children cannot happen."
The supervisors were trained by ECE experts from NGO Pratham and Jamia Millia Islamia's Centre for Early Childhood Development and Research (CECDR) in.
This classroom training will now be followed by two weeks of on-the-job practice sessions, which will be followed by two days of evaluation and feedback module.
The supervisors, after completing the module, would be fully equipped to impart the same training to their Anganwadi workers.
Using this cascade model all 10,000 Anganwadi workers would be trained by the end of September.
The Deputy Chief Minister asserted: "When the training is done, they will be prepared for work. We are concerned about these workers and will always work for their development."