– an effective means to protect children from injuries
An Anchal (community crèche) is established within a local community, using available facilities. The PRECISE: Prevention of Child Injuries through Social-intervention and Education showed that the children who participated in the Anchal were 82% less likely to drown than those who did not participate in the program. In the Anchal under 5 children are kept in the centre under direct supervision of a caregiver during mothers busy hours for six days a week.
At the moment 153 Anchals are in operation in different unions of Raiganj. One model Anchal was established in Raiganj model centre. Through these Anchals over 3,725 children are getting supervision by trained caregivers.