On 09/03/2017 New Computer lab and Tailoring unit was inaugurated in B V K Center, Autonagar with the 5 computers and 5 sewing machines donated by SIDBI Bank. Mr. G. Sampath Kumar, General Manager, SIDBI, Mr. Rama Krishna and Mr. Sridhar, Branch managers were the guests for the event along with NJBB Directors, Fr. Balashowry, Fr. Pradeep Fr. John Punnoose, IALA members and programme manager Mr. L. Malleshwara Rao.
Programme started at 04:00 PM and Mr. Malleshwara Rao convened the programme by welcoming all the guests on to the dais. Mr. G. Sampath Kumar inaugurated the Lab and the Tailoring Unit in presence of the staff and the trainees of vocational courses.
Mr. Malleswara Rao introduced the services of Navajeevan to the guests. He briefed about various occasional courses run by NJBB at BVK, Ganguru, Tadigadapa & Yanamalakuduru, the concept of Child Safety Net and Evening Tuition centers which are helping the children as well as families of marginalized communities.
Fr Balashowry addressed the gathering starting with thanking the SIDBI Bank team for their support and joining hands with NJBB for youth empowerment by donating Computers and Sewing Machines. Fr. told that it will be very helpful to the youth and the school dropouts and also to fulfill the vision and mission of our St. Don Bosco. Fr. told the guests about the number of trainees who completed the courses and got the jobs or self employed and helping their families.
Fr. Pradeep thanked the guests for their generous support and gave his blessings to all the trainees and urged them to make better use of the opportunities and the support and stand on their feet. Fr. also reminded the trainees about the need of the hour - Computer Knowledge. Everyone should know at least the basics of Computer to go with the trend and even the tailoring is equally helpful and has lot of scope.
Adding to this Fr Punnose expressed his happiness on this occasion and thanked Mr. Sampath Kumar, Chief Guest SIDBI Bank Manager and his team for the help and assured them of positive and appropriate use of their support.
Mr. Sampath Kumar appreciated the directors and staff of NJBB for initiating programmes for youth empowerment by providing infrastructure and training. India has large number of youth compared to the other countries but there is lack of resource.
He praised NJBB for helping young girls and woman who are capable of multi tasking and can run Small Scale industries also. He congratulated the team of NJBB and gave his blessings to all the trainees.
NAVAJEEVAN AT A GLANCE
|I) RESCUED CHILDREN DATA||Boys||Girls||Total|
|Total number of Street Children rescued by NJBB since 1993||45484
|Total number of Street Children Home Integrated since 1995||27038
|II) CHILD LABOUR RESCUED DATA:||Boys||Girls||Total|
|Total number of Child Labour rescued since 2002||6480
|Total number of Domestic Child Workers rescued since 2007||48
|III) CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY OF NAVAJEEVAN||Boys||Girls||Total|
|CHILDREN IN ORIENTATION CAMPS:|
|Orientation Camp through GCPC (Group Counselling thru Picnic Camp) at Shelter||23
|Orientation Camp at De-addiction Centre, Vimukthi, Nuzvid||16
|CHILDREN IN BRIDGE COURSES:|
|Children attending Residential Bridge Courses (RBCs) at Chiguru (Theeram for boys and Baalika for girls)||60
|Children attending Day Bridge Centre-cum-Play School – Ajith Singh Nagar, VJA||19
|Children attending Day Bridge Centre - Near Pamarru, Krishna district
|SCHOOL GOING CHILDREN:|
|Children attending schools staying in Navajeevan’s 6 Group Care Homes - 5 Moggas for boys and Ankitha Home for girls (mainly orphan & semi orphan children)||100
|Children attending schools staying in 5 Government Hostels & Boarding Hostel||12
|Children attending schools staying in Jyothi Boarding School, H. Junction||0||12||12|
|Children Attending schools staying in Auxilium Boarding School, Guntur||0||16
|Children joined in local schools (Attending schools staying with their families) (from CSN-18, BVK-11, Formal Education-1) during 2016-2017||30
|Differently abled children at IBM-1, Madona-KLC-5||05||01||06|
|COLLEGE GOING CHILDREN:|
|Students attending different colleges staying in various homes/hostels
|VOCATIONAL TRAINING COURSES FOR NAVAJEEVAN’S CHILDREN:|
|RVTC (Residential Vocational Training Course for the boys in 3 trades - Carpentry-5, Two wheeler mechanism-10 and Electrical & Plumbing-11) & VRB-5||31
|NAVEENA - A residential LAST (Livelihood Advancement Skills Training) in Beautician and Tailoring courses for girls at Chiguru||0||01
|IV) COMMUNITY PEOPLE IN THE FAMILY OF NAVAJEEVAN:||Boys||Girls||Total|
|Adult Activists Group Members/Volunteers under Child Safety Net (CSN)||406
|Child Protection Committee Members under Child Safety Net (CSN areas)||313
|Women cases registered at Family Counselling Centre at Hitaishi desk since 2009||1
|Volunteers working with Neethodu desk for Care & Support of affected/infected||1
|Adult affected/infected cases registered at Neethodu desk since 2009||175
|Children affected/infected cases registered at Neethodu desk since 2009||342
|V) NAVAJEEEVAN’S SUPPORT TO COMMUNITY PEOPLE:||Boys||Girls||Total|
|Provision of Evening Tuition Centres (ETCs) for the Children in Child Safety Net areas in 155 ETCs (30 in CSN-Penamaluru Mandal, 40 in CSN-Urban Slums, Vijayawada City and 85 in 17 Mandals of CSN-Krishna District)||2179
|LAST (Livelihood Advancement Skills Training) - Provision of Non-residential Vocational Training Courses (VTCs) in Beautician-17, Tailoring-17 & Computers-15||05
|Edu. Support to the school/college going children affected/infected by HIV/AIDS - 2016-2017||101
|Bi-monthly Nutrition Support to the affected/infected families by HIV/AIDS||20