Madhya Pradesh

It was in 2005 that we began to work with the state government of Madhya Pradesh. As in Rajasthan, our main focus in this state is underprivileged children.

Several interventions for from our Child Rights portfolio are being deployed here at different locations in the state. We are running an action research project here called Project Bachpan at Ratlam that is trying to get all the government service providers for children's heath, education and nutrition to converge and work together as opposed to running each of these as separate interventions.  

In the cities we are running the Midday Meal programme so children that come to government schools are guaranteed one wholesome meal in a day.

From food, to food for thought, our Ensuring Children Learn programme that is underway in some of the most backward areas in the Chambal region (infamous for its dacoit infestation) helps children in government schools make the most of their schooling experience by enhancing their learning levels in math, science and language.

Given that large sections of Madhya Pradesh still believe in marrying off their girls early, and not continuing their education, the Nanhi Kali - girl child support programme, is an essential intervention here that is gradually convincing communities of the value of educating their daughters. It provides essential material and academic support to girls and tracks the progress in school along with proactively dissuading parents who exhibit tendencies to take their daughters out of school.

ProgrammeDistrictYearSchoolsChildrenNanhi Kalis
ECE Ratlam 2005 38170
ECL Sheopur 2003 220 35553
MDM Jabalpur 2003 310 53621
MDM Bhopal 2003 535 56805
MDM Indore 2003 414 6626
NK Sheopur 2005 220 4228
ECE - Early Childhood Care and Education
ECL - Ensuring Children Learn
MDM - Midday Meal
NK - Nanhi kali

Our offices in Madhya Pradesh

Naandi Foundation
After Phooti Koti
Behind Nager Nigam Zonal
Office No 5, Hawa Bangla
Indore 452009
Phone: 0731-3267272
Naandi Foundation
Aditi Complex
Plot no-21&22
Royal Market, Near Collectorate
Sheopur, MP-476337
Phone: 7530-221832, 09425598525
Naandi Foundation
Bhai ka Bagicha
Beside Ramleela Maidan
Jabalpur 482001
Phone: 0761-2620387
Naandi Foundation
Near SOS Village
Khajuri Kalan, BHEL
Phone: 0755-2752330
Naandi Foundation
Above District Cooperation Central Bank
Sardar Bazar
Phone: 07413275311