Balachandran Gadaguntla Radhakrishnan
I worked with Pudiyador, an NGO in Chennai, India that works towards community empowerment primarily by ensuring an engaged childhood through various educational activities. The project that I undertook was towards establishing metrics for gauging a child’s overall growth. Developed through consultations with experts from different fields, it entails measures such as health records and activity-based tools to keep track of academic progress and communication skills, as well as the individual interests of every child. The project is intended to give Pudiyador feedback on their efforts so that further plans can be laid towards a well-rounded childhood for those from under-privileged communities.