Motivation and Training Programme for Anganwadi Teachers
Training is a crucial element in the Anganwadi Services Scheme as the achievement of the Programme goals largely depend upon the effectiveness of frontline workers in improving service delivery. Since the inception of the Scheme, the Ministry has formulated a comprehensive training strategy for the functionaries of Anganwadi Services. Training is imparted to the functionaries on a regular basis.
Anganwadi Workers are provided job training for 26 working days. During this job training, the knowledge, understanding and skills of Anganwadi Workers on various Acts, Policies, Programmes related to women and children, setting up vibrant AnganwadiCentres, conducting Early Childhood Care and Education activities, health & nutrition care of children and women, Community Mobilisation, Awareness, Advocacy & IEC, Management of AWC and hands on experience through supervised practice to work in AnganwadiCentres are developed.
Apart from above, POSHAN Abhiyaanfocuses on building the capacity of front-line ICDS functionaries by using Incremental Learning Approach (ILA) on thematic modules. A digital version of ILA has also been developed. All 21 ILA modules have been converted in e-versions which is used through mobile and web based tools.The training enables Anganwadi Worker to capture Data with accuracy.
Under PoshanAbhiyaan, real time data is captured from the AnganwadiCentres to implement the Anganwadi Services effectively. Anganwadi Workers are paid cash incentive of Rs. 500/- per month to motivate them in using Smart Phones for real time data collection.
This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, SmritiZubinIrani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.