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Awareness activity on Malnutrition among the children under 5 years of age in Koraikhowa Nimno Buniyadi Vidyalay of Jorhat district of Assam organized by School of Social Sciences

13 May, 2022

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The School of Social Sciences (SSS) of The Assam Kaziranga University organized a short activity programme on malnutrition awareness among the children in Koraikhowa Nimno Buniyadi Vidyalay of Jorhat district of Assam on 8th April, 2022 as a part of concurrent fieldwork.

The students of BSW and MSW II semester working under the guidance of team supervisor, Dr. Saurabhi Sarmah, Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, took the initiative to conduct this event. There were around 50 children of below 5 years of age who attended this program, monitored by their school teachers. Initially, the students had an interactive session with the children to break the ice followed by a brief introduction on malnutrition in an elementary level for easy comprehension by the small children. Then a game of identification was played where the participants had to identify the names of the fruits and vegetables and the students explained the health benefits of each. The children were also taught to sing Assamese rhymes about healthy fruits and vegetables by the students. 

All of the conducted activities aimed at making the children aware about malnutrition and the importance of the intake of healthy food. The event concluded with distribution of food such as eggs, bananas and chocolates among the small children.