Rika Shalima Xaxa


Placed at:   Simdega, Jharkhand

Education: B.com, St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi, Rural Management, Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi

Prior work experience:

  • Worked for three years with CASA (Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action), Delhi as Programme Aassociate focused on Planning, Policy advocacy, Institution Building, Livelihood etc. and for one year with NRLM, Jharkhand (JSLPS) intensively on Livelihood.

One key work during fellowship

  • Poor Access of Malnourished children to MTCs (Malnutrition Treatment Center). Average Bed occupancy rate of the MTCs of the District was below 50% at the same time 364 malnourished children were identified in the district.

What was done:

  • Project ope-rationalized in Curative (Identify, transport, admission and treatment of Malnourished children at MTCs) and Preventive mode ( Training/Capacity Building of Mothers admitted children at MTCs to create awareness among villagers on Malnutrition).


  • Bye the end of one year malnutrition cases decreased in the disrict as 374 malnourished children treated, Bed Occupancy rate increased upto 100%, 155 Volunteers created for awareness generation.