Community Health Workers (CHWs) are the face of Calcutta Kids in Fakir Bagan. Each component of MYCHI is made possible with sustained interaction with Calcutta Kids CHWs.
CHWs are all women from within or near the community that we serve. They speak Hindi and Bengali and undergo a rigorous in-house training, as well as training from the Community Development Medicinal Unit (CDMU). They are given refresher trainings regularly by MYCHI program coordinator and manager, and the Calcutta Kids doctor. Each CHW is trained to advocate for, educate, and assist pregnant women, mothers, and children 0-3 years old with their health care needs.
We have three senior community health workers or “Area-in-Charges” (AICs) who coordinate six CHWs among the three areas covered by Calcutta Kids.