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Changes We Bring

Child Rights

Changes We Bring

Jan Chetna collaborated with the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development in the past year to operate the CHILDLINE 1098 helpline at the district level. This initiative raised awareness about child labor through campaigns, workshops with government departments, and collaboration with local social organizations. Additionally, in partnership with the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF), efforts were made against child trafficking, child labour and child marriage. Child-friendly rooms and spaces were established in two police stations, and in coordination with the Abu Road railway police, ensured thorough inspections of train compartments, station premises, etc; curbing instances of child trafficking. These actions have fostered community’s understanding of child trafficking and generated awareness against child labour and marriage through meetings, rallies, and campaigns involving women and adolescents. The IIFL Foundation joined hands to address girls' education, linking education-deprived tribal girls with the 'Sakhi' program to empower them and integrate them into mainstream education. This program operates 100 'Sakhi' centers in Abu Road and Mount Abu to educate, and uplift girls in the mainstream.

Bal Mela: Through Bal Mela, we provide children with a fun-filled day of games, sweets, and playing equipment. There are also quizzes organized for children in which they actively participate, and they are told stories about local leaders, freedom fighters and their contributions to the country.

Curriculum Building Workshop: During our work, we found that the current primary school curriculum does not focus on tribal culture and history. Children are unaware of their rich cultural heritage, an important issue when we talk about Tribal Self-Rule and PESA act. We held a one-day curriculum building workshop in Astha, Udaipur. Tribal teachers, voluntary organization members, academicians, professors, and scholars who specialize in tribal culture attended the workshop. Our objective was to develop a curriculum for tribal children that highlights tribal history, culture, traditions, customs, and stories of tribal heroes. Valuable inputs were received from all attendees, and everyone's opinions were seriously considered. The curriculum developed by Bodh Sansthan, Eklavya, and Dusra Dashak will be studied, and attendees will meet again in the coming year with their feedback. Once developed, the curriculum will be implemented in schools with the help of the SSA and other non-formal educational initiatives.

Our Impact

  • 2000

    Individual Forest Rights granted

  • ₹16,50,000

    worth ornaments recovered

  • 1427

    girls enrolled in government school

  • 25,680

    hectare grazing land developed

  • 17

    Community Forest Rights granted

  • 300+

    children provided with caregivers