SPANDANA (`Sense of Rhythm') funded by the Bernard Van Leer Foundation has reached the heart of villagers through a successful research based educational campaign using flash cards, posters and manuals on reproductive health issues like pregnancy, delivery as also child care, food and nutrition and immunisation. The result? The reproductive health status of women and adolescents in rural Dharwad was enhanced, creating awareness and a demand for reproductive health services. This was Phase I.

In Phase II (2003-2006) the Project is concentrating on sustainability, impact and replication of the experiment in other settings. The Project is a collaborative venture of Dharwad Branch, J.S.S. Institute of Economic Research, Dharwad and Population Research Centre, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.