Help a tribal girl with access to basic nutrition by Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti

Help a tribal girl with access to basic nutrition

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This program is fully funded because of donors like you.


Every monthly donation helps more kids like Dali get midday meals

RBKS intervenes to combat the risk of malnourishment in the tribal area of southern Rajasthan where malnourishment is rampant. Dali belonged to a poor family. Her father suffers from a chronic lung infection which affects his ability to work.A family of 6, where they didn't even have enough to eat, education was a distant possibility.

The RBKS staff met the family and motivated them to enroll her in the residential school.She was provided with timely meals along with her education. She has overcome malnutrition, is healthy and takes a keen interest in education. Content that they made the right choice, her parents enrolled her sister in the school too.

It is a little step to help a girl get the nutrition which can fuel her development.

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About The Program

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Program Description

Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti runs residential schools in tribal areas among the deprived and underdeveloped areas of Rajasthan. Close to 360 underprivileged and orphan girls stay in these hostels. The beneficiaries are identified based on their family annual income.

Along with quality education, the girls are provided nutritious food and holistic development to build their confidence and to promote overall growth. The menu is planned to provide the growing girls with adequate nutrition so that they can be healthy as well as engage in all the school activities. Rice, Rotis, Vegetables and different type of dals are generally part of the menu. Items like Poha and Dalia which are tasty and healthy are included.

A nutritious meal is an important part of a child's life and no child can learn when hungry. Donate to this program and help a girl with the basic right to three meals a day.

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About The NGO

Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti
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Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti

Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti was established to create a society where people are educated, healthy, and empowered. They work in the fields of child development, livelihood enhancement, poverty eradication, rural development, natural resource management, skill enhancement, agriculture and livestock management, drinking water source creation, microcredit, etc.

They work for the integrated development of the community. Over 30000 tribal families have benefited from their programme. 17800 children have completed education from education centers and institutions run by RBKS. They have assisted more than 8500 families in Agriculture and Horticulture based livelihood promotion, Close to 5275 students have been enrolled in college and about 300 families have been served through their Cash crop and Vegetable Promotion.

For their hard work and dedication, they were awarded the Achievers Award by the Sanskriti Developmental work in Southern Rajasthan. They have successfully reached 7 schools, 12 colleges, and rural development activities in 641 villages.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Girija Shankar Sharma

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Girl Child | education

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Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2015: Rajasthan Gaurav Award

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Periodic Compliance Checks by GiveIndia

Renewals FY 19-20

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Verification Report 1

Program Updates

Program Updates

22 September, 2023

An update on the program you are supporting


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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

Total number of beneficiaries impacted was 15 in Udaipur, Rajasthan with 100% being females

Challenges faced and next steps

BMI of girls improved who benefitted under the project as well as their attendance have improved. There is hardly 5% drop out overall.

Stories from the ground

Jyoti Kumari Class-8 My name is Jyoti Kumari Kumari, I am studying in class 8th. I am studying from nursery at Hunar Ghar. I enjoy studying in this school. Because here education is good and good facilities are given and food is also amazing. The food that is given in school is not even made in our house. I have a special attachment to this school and the team members of the school. The provision of food provided by the school is more important as household income has been affected by the pandemic. In school, we are given variety food like roti, sabzi, lentils, rice, jaggery and groundnut. When it is the day of lentils in menu, then salad is given. Also, in the morning when we come to school, after the assembly, gram (chana)-peanuts and biscuits are given in the breakfast. Every type of nutrition is taken care of in our food. Due to which we do not feel hungry and our attention remains in class. We are getting healthy just because of the support of Hunar Ghar School Meals.

5 December, 2022

Improve the nutritional status of girls


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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

The overall health of the Children is good in the duration of the past 6 months. Health check-up of all the girls was done during this period and a record of the Health- Height, and HB count is maintained. Their exams went on till the end of April and all the girls prepared for the exam diligently. All the girls passed in the exam. The girls' schools continued till May 15, after which their summer vacations started. All these girls live in Children's Home in Udaipur run by Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti. The residential orphanage, with lodging and boarding facilities for all girls, caters for all aspects of their daily lives and welfare, including food, education and medical care. Girls are given food of their choices like paneer, kheer, sweets, dumplings/pakoda, corn/bhutta, with glass of milk in morning. Seasonal and special food is given to them on festivals or on special days, birthdays are celebrated with proper cake cutting and birthday decoration. So overall their every need is taken care of in this home.

Challenges faced and next steps

Children’s Home has been blessed by many of our repeated volunteers, sponsors, visitors, and team. We did not face any challenge.

Stories from the ground

Sharda is an orphan girl who lost both her parents at a young age. She used to live with her step-uncle Aunty who used to make her do household chores and did not pay attention to her studies. She came in contact with us in 2018 and has been living in this Children Home since then. Here her education, living and food and every need is fulfilled. She is 17 years old and this year she has completed her studies in class 12th with first class number. Right now her admission has been done in the 5 year degree course of BA B.Ed. Her dream is to become a teacher and for this she has passed the internal exam and has taken admission in this 5 year course. She is very happy that she has got admission in the course of her choice.

Both food and education are important for growing children. Nutritious food is essential for their all round development. Sharda got both nutritious food and education here, a place to live with other girls like her. Which changed her life. Here her focus was on studies and she was given full support from the institution to fulfill her dream.

30 June, 2022

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

We wanted to share a wonderful update of our girl’s progress with you, our supporters, who make this possible. All the girls are very happy and are going to school regularly and are progressing well in their studies. The beneficiaries are from Udaipur district and are staying in our orphan home. The majority of girls are orphaned, and some are without a home location. Nutritious food was provided to the girls twice, including breakfast and evening snacks. They chant food mantras before eating and eat food only after washing their hands. Each day the girls get a variety of delicious foods like Dal, Chawal, Pudi, or Chappati and sweets like Kheer, Gulab Jamun, etc. Girls feel so happy when they get the sweets they like. We include calcium, zinc, and other vitamin-rich foods to boost their immune systems to fight against COVID. Some big girls keep some fasts, so during their fasts we provide special fasting foods at the time of fasting. We provide an immunity booster drink called kadha to girls and warm water with lemon. On Sunday, we provide a special diet as per girls' demand. The majority of girls like paneer, pav-bhaji or traditional Rajasthani Dal-bati.

Challenges faced and next steps

There has been no such problem, but according to the government, we cannot give food to the girls from outside and cannot take them anywhere, so we started cooking these foods in our hostel, like our cook started making pav-bhaji and some sweets in the hostel. We monitor their growth by measuring their weight and height on a quarterly basis. So far, we have not observed any serious developmental problems in any girl child. Sometimes there is a difference in their weight, so we immediately pay attention to their diet. And we will continue monitoring their overall growth.

Stories from the ground

Rekha was malnourished. Her arms and legs were very weak, and her energy level was also very low. But after coming here to the hostel, due to getting a good diet, there was a difference in his weight. When she came, her weight was only 15 kg, but now her weight is around 20–22 kg. Now her energy level has also increased and she has become healthy.

28 November, 2021

Supported girls to defeat Corona


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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

In the last 6 months in April 2021, 26 girls and 1 staff found corona positive. Special care is taken during corona time. They were provided with an immunity-boosting and nutrient-rich diet to combat the virus, including all colours of fruits and vegetables in the diet as that will include a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals essential for the body. Take care to add foods rich in vitamin C like citrus fruits, foods rich in zinc, like whole grains, in the diet. These can protect against viral infections. Foods rich in vitamin C and Zinc were provided along with Turmeric milk and lukewarm lemon water twice a day. Regular monitoring and doctor’s consultation was done for better results.We avoid processed, artificially-coloured and artificially-preserved food, as they have a high quantity of saturated fatty acids, sugars and salt. Limit processed and pre-packaged foods and limit sugar intake. Instead, we replacing them with lemon water, adding cucumber or herbs like ginger, mint leaves, tulsi leaves and coriander during the day. We make sure that the girl should consume eight to ten cups of liquids throughout the day.Nowadays Girl’s day started with look warm water with lemon, then breakfast (upma, poha, daliya etc) in lunch and dinner we include roti, green vegetable or salad, different dals, rice/daily. in evening snacks, we give them chana, peanut, fruits etc. and kadha once a week. Special diet on weekend or Sunday on girl’s choice. However, on regular basis, we are providing a balanced diet to girls. Special diet on festivals and birthday celebrations. Recently girls celebrated 15th August, Rakshabandhan, Janmashtmi, Ganesh Chaturthi and Kite festival, Shivratri celebrated by girls and festival accordingly diet is given to girls.

Challenges faced and next steps

Even after following all precautionary measures, 26 girls tested positive for Covid - 19. Amidst all this, the good thing was that no one was seriously ill and showing mild and moderate symptoms, and all other staff members tested negative. First and foremost, the negative tested girls were shifted to other premises to break the chain and positively tested girls were immediately sent into isolation as per their age. The entire residential place was sanitizing and And we took all the precautions.Due to restrictions during corona, it was difficult for organizations to fundraising. But during this time we got support from the government in terms of medicines, doctor visits, corona test on free of cost etc. Our plan for the next 6 months is to provide girls with a regular balanced diet, vitamins, proteins, minerals riches food, monthly health check-up and use a maximum corona protection kit and follow corona protocol. Daily milk, weekly Kadha, daily fruits and nutrition riches lunch and dinner to live a healthy and happy life.

Stories from the ground

Like the rest of the girls, a beneficiary, Kamla Chauhan, also found corona positive and she was very scared due to being corona positive. She needed more attention than the rest of the girls. The fear of Corona was so ingrained in her mind that she could neither sleep properly nor eat properly. Then seeing this condition, she was provided counselling separately. In this counselling, she was discussed how to fight Corona and how to defeat corona and also showed some positive videos. These things affected her so much that then she started supporting other girls as well, started drinking hot water, decoction regularly and started helping in distributing the rest of the girls, started doing yoga in the morning and used to get other girls also to do yoga. In this way, she adopts a positive way and defeats corona. She becomes a motivation for other girls.

23 March, 2021

Providing balance diet and special care taken during covid-19 to boost immunity


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One of the consequences of the Covid-19 lockdown is lack of access to food and malnutrition remains a concern. The daily breakfast, lunch and dinner normally provided to girls is so important to their diet. Girls residing in the hostel and studying here are between 5 to 17 years. Girls are provided breakfast, lunch, evening tea with biscuit, fruits or toast and dinner. During Covid-19 we take special care for food, we provide them warm water with lemon, turmeric milk and all possible food and liquid to boost their immunity. Typically breakfast is at 8.00 AM. One of Upma, Poha, Dalia is served. Lunch is at 12.30 PM and consists of Rice, dal, chapati and vegetables while dinner is at 7.00 p.m. and usually the girls have dal or vegetables with chapatti. We provide fruits, milk, sweets, sprouts, green vegetable, curd, butter milk, rice, biscuit and toast etc. we also give them pastry, ice cream, pavbhaji, dosa, noodles etc. on their demand or on weekly basis. Special diet given during festivals and birthday celebration.

5 August, 2020

Nutritional diet an essential element for growth years


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Nutritional diet an essential element for growth years

All girls receive breakfast & two nutritious meals a day to aid healthy growth and development. We always include protein, fresh fruit and vegetables, all of which are often not included in a girl's diet at home due to poverty. Filling empty stomaches is vital to good health and good learning. Monthly average 5 birthdays are celebrated to give them happiness, sometimes combined birthday celebrations if more than 2 girls' birthday comes in the same day/week, but individual cakes we order. These girls have never seen cake in their life and when we bring cake for them they feel special themselves. We also bring sweets, birthday caps for all girls on birthday celebration day.

22 July, 2019


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Program Update

Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti started their education programme for girls in 1985 with 17 students in one school. Today they run seven schools, which cater to students from Grade 1 to Grade 12. These schools are all located in tribal populated areas of Jhadol and Kotra in Udaipur District, among the most deprived and under developed areas of Rajasthan. Girls residing in the hostel go home in summer vacations and on festivals like Diwali and Holi. Girls studying here are between 5 to 17 years. Girls are provided breakfast, lunch, evening tea with biscuit, fruits or toast and dinner. The school and hostel are on same campus so girls come to the hostel for lunch during school days. Typically breakfast is at 8.00 AM. One of Upma, Poha, Dalia is served. Lunch is at 12.30 PM and consists of Rice, dal, rotis and vegetables while dinner is at 7.00 p.m. and usually the girls have dal or vegetables with rotis

Between Jan and March 2019 the following activities took place as a part of the program
· Republic Day Celebration: Republic Day was celebrated with great patriotic zeal Poem recitation was held. And various games was organized for our angels.

· Babuji Smriti Week: As we all know Babuji was the founder of RBKS. So, from 31 Jan to 5 Feb various games, competition and various activity was held. At Hansraj Children Residentail School prizes are also distributed to 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions candidates.

Birthday Celebration: Chandrika and Mugli’s Bithday is celebrated in Feburary. With Cake cutting and followed by Lunch.

· Visitors from USA, London and France- This month there are lots of visitors to visit home. Some Visitors gives gifts and chocolates to our angels

· Holi Celebration: Holi is festival of Colours. Our Angels enjoyed these colours on Holi with a big Smile.

Story from the field

Sangeeta Damor is a 10 year old studying in Class VI. She has 1 Brother and 6 Sisters. She is from makdadev village of Jhadol block of Udaipur district. Sangeeta’s father is no more and her mother is a laborer. She got admitted to Hansraj Children Residential School in 2017i. She was introvert and shy personality. She doesn’t speak to anyone. She doesn’t know what is Ice Cream and Cakes. And She was very filthy doesn’t bath and brush her teeth properly. But as times passes she loves to get clean, bath 2 times a day and brush 2 times a day. She was getting a healthy meal. Now she loves to eat, maintaining her proper hygenie. She enjoys Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with all my friends in the Hansraj Children Residential School.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?500
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date56
Village/City/State where project is locatedUdaipur, Rajathan
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19800000
Total Expenses for the project YTD89600