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  • Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre

Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre (NRC)

Shantidoot is running the Centre since July 2011.



Control severe acute malnutrition (SAM) among 6 to 59 months’ old children by providing institutionalized care & support.


Prevent malnutrition, among children (6 - 59 months old), through counseling, awareness generation and publicity.




Minimum 21 days’ institutional care, treatment and dietary support to SAM children and their mothers, in the 20-bedded Centre.


Training of mothers for care and diet support to their SAM children.


Publicity and awareness generation regarding provision of services in NRCs and need of good quality nutrition to children.


Coordination with stakeholders responsible for smooth implementation of the project.


Beneficiaries: 6 to 59 months’ old children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and their mothers/care providers.


Area served: Madhubani District (Bihar)


The Team: Coordinator (CBC Extender), one Doctor (Paediatrician), two Nurses, two Feeding Demonstrators, three Caretakers/Ward boys, two Cooks, three Night Guards and two Cleaners/Sweepers.


Supporting Agency: State Health Society Bihar, under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).


Centre Location: Sub-divisional Hospital Campus, Jhanjharpur, Madhubani. 





Special School for SC Girl Children


Shantidoot is running the school since 1997.



  • Non-formal, basic education to SC girl children (6 – 14 yrs).
  • Mainstreaming child labours into regular education system.


  • Awareness generation in the community, especially among SCs regarding literacy/education of girl children.



  • Awareness generation and mobilization of SC community, especially for education of girl children.
  • Non-formal basic education, exclusively to SC girl children (between 6 to 14 years).


  • Provision of motivational incentives - free study materials and free mid-day meal.
  • Organization of school-based and community-based motivation activities.


  • Linkage with nearby govt./non-govt. schools for mainstreaming of students of the school.
  • Advocacy with local administration and district education department.


Beneficiaries: SC girl children and the community.


Area served: Mamurabad Panchayat in Nalanda District (Bihar).


The Team: Headmaster, four Teachers, one Assistant and one Cook/Helper.


Supporting Agency: Own Source (Previously by OMAXE Foundation, New Delhi)


School Location: Mehandinagar, Noorsarai Block, Nalanda District 





Support for Education/Literacy Programmes


Improvement of literacy status and education is one of the most important focus areas of Shantidoot since inception.
Apart from running schools for basic/primary education to disadvantaged sections of society, the organization conducts and actively participates in programmes/activities for promoting literacy status.


  • Support in ‘Sakshar Bharat’ programme – National Literacy Mission Authority (NLMA) under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. on 8th September 2009 launched an ambitious programme to impart literacy to over six lakh adult females in low female literacy districts of the country.


The organization actively participates in Sakshar Bharat programmes/activities – selection of trainers, training of trainers, formation of monitoring committees at various levels, support in selection of committee members, awareness & publicity of the programme in rural areas, etc.


  • Literacy Centre for Physically Challenged children – The organization runs bridge education course, especially for physically challenged children, to provide equal opportunity for education.


Centres are run for three months in rural areas where discrimination against such children is more prevalent. Children are identified during survey for distribution of aids & equipments to disabled persons. Trainers especially trained for teaching disabled children are engaged on assignment basis. Children are also provided with free study materials. After completion of basic education/literacy course the organization helps them in getting enrolled in regular schools of their choice. 


  • Evaluation of literacy projects – The organization also conducts evaluation of literacy projects/activities. Such evaluation exercises are conducted mainly on request of other (grassroots level) organizations implementing projects.

Such evaluations are normally conducted for non-formal education/literacy centres, literacy camps, adult education centres, etc. The organization has at its disposal experienced personals and professionals to conduct the evaluation.


  • Research Studies on Literacy/Education – The organization also conducts different kinds of studies to help in developing concepts, planning, implementing or modifying education/literacy promoting projects.


The organization conducts studies on its own or on request of other organization. Professionals supported by field level functionaries experienced in education/literacy projects or activities conduct such studies. The organization has conducted studies on school dropout cases in Muslim weavers’ families, impact study of non-formal education centres, study on literacy awareness programme in SC community, etc.  


  • Literacy-linked Vocational Courses – Shantidoot is the Parent Body of Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) Nalanda. It is a scheme of Min. of HRD, GOI for 15 – 35 year old non-literate/neo-literates.
Vocational courses organized by the Sansthan are literacy-linked in which apart from skill development training literacy classes are organized for trainees. Teaching material for such courses are developed by the Sansthan and also purchased from SRCs. Help from ‘Primers’ developed by SRCs are also taken to impart literacy classes to JSS trainees.






1. To form an egalitarian society where every individual cynosure of poor, oppressed and under privileged get proper opportunity to utilize their inherent productive potential in shaping a developed society.


2. To promote creation of a safe and secure environment for the future generation through attitudinal and behavioral change for sustainable development.


3. To organize and build the capacity of unprivileged and downtrodden section so as to empower them as a civil society body.


4. To promote the cause of National integrity and unity with peace, harmony and justice.



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