Women & Child Development


The main objectives are to focus on promoting the awareness, protection, development, welfare and participation of women and children in a holistic manner.

Current Scenario

  • Culture of silence is observed
  • Menstruation Hygiene performs very low in sanitation area.
  • There are social myths, taboos and misconceptions.
  • Society lack basic knowledge of what, why, how of menstrual hygiene management, Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Maternal health etc.
  • Millions of drug addicts, all over the world, are leading miserable lives, between life and death.

The Need-
  • There are over 355 million menstruating women and girls in India, h. In India, 71% of girls report having no knowledge of menstruation before their first period. 29,30 Girls often turn to their mothers for information and support, but 70% of mothers consider menstruation “dirty,” further perpetuating taboos.
  • Annually, it is estimated that 55,000 women die due to preventable Pregnancy-related causes in India
  • There will be an estimated 1, 55,000 new cases of breast cancer and about 76000 women in India are expected to die of the disease
  • One woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes in India
  • 19% of the boys and 8% of the girls between the ages of 13 and 15 use Tobacco

Wockhardt foundation

Program -women and child development

International women's day

1. Essay competition:

We conducted essay competition in rural Maharashtra for promoting the culture of Women's respect and equality through the writing skills.

It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us make a difference in society

2. Drawing competition:

Drawing competition was conducted by Mahaveer deaf and dumb school, pune

We conducted competition in:
Districts - 17
Participants -1210

List of district:
Nagar etc

3. A talk on AKASHWANI Radio station Mumbai (3 March)

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launched Swachh Shakti Saptah, a week-long programme of activities across the country to highlight the role of women in the Swachh Bharat Mission and to recognize their leadership.

We got chance to give a talk on contribution of wockhardt foundation in swachh Bharat mission (swachh Bharat recycle machine and bio toilet)through AKASHWANI Mumbai


Topic -Women empowerment is Nation's empowerment (8march)

It broadcasted in all over Maharashtra

List of winners:

Wockhardt foundation
Program -women and child development
International women's day
Theme:Women Empowerment
Essay competition winners:

1st Prize -
Poonam Sunil Sarise
School: Z.P School Kamargaon
District: Washim

2nd Prize:
Ms. Durga Zade
School: Z.P. School Kendra
District: Hingoli

3rd Prize:
Ms. Priya Ganesh Borde
School: Z.P. School,Hivara Ashram
District: Buldana

Drawing Competition:
1. Pratiksha Narhe
2. Shital Kalpe
School: Mahaveer deaf and dumb School,Urali kanchan
District: Pune

Elocution Competition:
1. Vaishnavi Dandge
2. Amruta Nakade
School: Z.P. school Sultanpur
District: Aurangabad

1. Vaishnavi Suryavanshi
School: District:Satara
District: Aurangabad
2. Gaurav Malikar
NGO: Sahara Orphanage,Gevrai
District: Beed
3. Sanika Kadam
NGO: Z.P. School,Nagapur
District: Yavatmal
4. Riya Rathod
School: Bhausaheb Nandurkar School
District: Yavatmal
5. Govind Sawant
School: Z.P. School,Dahival,
District: Thane
6. Pooja Aadkire
School: Shree Krishna High School,Hingana
District: Nagpur
7.Akshada Bankar
NGO: Sawali Foundation,
District: Ahmadnagar

Best Supporting Organization:
1. Prayas Foundation
District: Amravati
2. Tarangan Orphanage
District: Buldana
3. Amrut Bharati Foundation
District: Pune
4. Shree Krishna High school
District: Nagpur
5. Khel Khel Mein, Mumbai