BHS runs day-care centres called the phulwaris (meaning a bed of flowers) for young children, which provide a nurturing environment, nutritious food, and engagement and play for cognitive development. The first phulwari was set-up in 2013.Currently, 13 phulwaris operate in very remote and entirely tribal communities in southern Rajasthan providing care and nutrition to nearly 1102 children under 5.
Through the network of phulwaris, AMRIT’s initiative has reduced malnutrition in families while the prevalence of wasting in children under 5 years enrolled in the phulwaris has reduced from 25% in January 2016 to 9.5% in January 2020.
Growth monitoring activities are conducted monthly by outreach workers across 47 hamlets surveying 1820 households and weighing over 1200 children under 3 years. Additionally, health and nutritional education is being imparted to the families of children every month.