Enabling Empowered women - access to gender sensitive education model anganwadi in rural rajasthan - a partnership between royal rajasthan foundation and centre for micro finance (CmF)

RR Foundation's innovative program involves pictorial storytelling of inspirational Indian sportswomen in anaganwadis to influence behaviour change and introduce new perspectives around gender equality.

Mode of pictorial storytelling would be used to raise awareness on-

  • The concepts of gender discrimination and equality.
  • Various government schemes for girl child.
  • Importance of girl education.

In order to ensure the sustainability of this approach & the impact, we would also incorporate the element of a gender sensitive approach in modules that are for the capacity building of Anganwadi teachers.


Centre for microFinance (CmF), Jaipur is a resource organization working in Rajasthan since 2007 to catalyze the growth of community-based microfinance and livelihoods sector in the state. Beginning 2015, Centre for microFinance (CmF) as the nodal agency (with support of Tata Trusts and Govt. ofRajasthan), has diversified its interventions into multiple themes.

CmF is making efforts to demonstrate proof of concept of transformational change in the quality of communities from more than 300 villages from Pali, Sirohi and Udaipur districts through integration of drinking water and sanitation interventions along with livelihood, skills, education and nutrition initiatives.

RR Foundation has collaborated with the Centre for MicroFinance (CmF) in this project that is aimed to enhance the quality of Foundational learning for children in government run Preschools (called Anganwadi) in rural areas ofRajasthan. The projects aims to create a gender responsive ecosystem in the long term by incorporating a gender sensitive approach in education through influencing behaviour change among kids at the grass root level, sensitizing them on concepts on gender equality. This would be done through Anganwadi refurbishment & painting-art work with pictographic story telling on walls, murals- inside & outside the premises depicting women leaders focusing on the concepts of gender discrimination and equality.