In Prerana’s 30 years of working with women and children in the red-light areas of Mumbai, we have witnessed varied instances where women victims of trafficking into Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) undergo severe struggle to ensure the health and well-being of their children.
Since years, Prerana has been running Night Care Centers (NCC) at Kamathipura, Falkland Road and Turbhe Red-Light Areas for the children of these mothers. At the NCCs, we provide the children with nutritious food.
This year the Prerana team decided to conduct an assessment of children who receive nutritious diet as a part of the services offered in the NCCs, namely Kamathipura (NCC 1), Falkland Road (NCC 2) and Vashi-Turbhe (NCC 3) centers. For the same, Body Mass Index (BMI) of 56 children between the age group of 6 to 18 years was measured. 15 out of 60 children from NCC 1, 22 out of 86 children and 18 out of 38 children, who have been receiving nutritious diet for the last two years, were selected simple random sampling.
To know more, read our Nutrition Impact Report 2017.