Butterflies in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman & Nicobar Islands, a Union Territory of India, is an archipelago of 572 islands of which only 36 are inhabited. In January 2005, just after the Tsunami, Butterflies began its mission in Andaman & Nicobar Islands (ANI) with the objective of fulfilling the right of every child to access the best health & education and empower children to protect their rights and participate in the development of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. At present Butterflies intervention in ANI reaches out to 26 villages in 15 Panchayats situated in North, South and Little Andaman with the support of Centro Italiano Aiuti all’Infanzia (CIAI), Italy.
In Andaman, Butterflies Children’s Development Centers (CDCs) work for the integral growth of children. More than 20 activities are held on a regular basis for children in every CDC like Educational Support, CDK, Books and School Material Distribution, Bal Sabhas, Education on Child Rights, Life Skills Education, Health Camps, Sports, Quiz & Drawing Competitions, Cultural programmes, PRI meetings, Community & School Visits and Awareness Programmes.