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Shrimati Malati Dahanukar Trust (SMDT) was established in 1960 to address the community educational needs in Shrirampur, Maharashtra. While continuing to address education, SMDT widened its scope to include women and child welfare and environment & sustainability since 2012.

SMDT has been helping children get their rights to a healthy childhood and access to quality education. By empowering the women and self-help groups it is achieving financial parity among villagers to avail healthcare, education and nutrition. Through its various sustainable initiatives, SMDT is ensuring that we inhabit a healthier environment where animals are treated with as much care and concern as we enjoy.

SMDT has developed a Comprehensive Trainings on “First 1000 days – Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition” for Health Workers over 3 days covering technical and counseling skills, to prevent malnutrition in mothers and children thereby preventing underweight, stunting & wasting. Extensive learning material, printed as well as videos, in local languages, help learners to understand faster and also use same material to train and counsel the mothers in the communities. SMDT has converted this program to a blended online / face-to-face model. This opens up opportunity to expand the training to many more regions and also facilitates continuous learning. 

The program has reached to thousands of Field Health Workers. The program also includes provision to track impact of counseling on the health of infants.

For more details, please visit SMDT website