Second Regional Seminar on Participatory Action Research (PAR) for Don Bosco Young at Risk canters was held from 27th to 30th March at Don Bosco Provincial House, Hyderabad. Total 35 members from Vijayawada, Chennai Trivendrum, Coimbatore, Bangalore and Hyderabad participated in the workshop. Fr. T. Koshy, National Director, YaR Forum, Fr. T. D. John, Mr. Kurian, Ms. Sumathi, Mr. Sudeep and directors of D B YaR centers who participated in the workshop were present for the evaluation.
Mrs. Ch. Prasanna, Mrs. Ch. Vani, Mrs. J. Vani, Sr. Mani, Mr. P. Jayaraju and Mr. Anil represented D B Navajeevan Vijayawada.
Initial two days the session started with the presentations of different centres who were working on PAR for the last two years. At the end of First day participants were taken to Golconda Fort for exposure visit. Sr. Mani gave a presentation from Vijayawada on the second day.
Third day started with self introduction at 11:00 AM followed by group division based on the language for group discussions. In the afternoon session new participants were given introduction on PaR by Fr. T. D. John and Prof. Martin. Later explained about steps 1-3 in identification of issues.
Introduction to PaR Methodology
10. PaR is a slow process.
The above seven steps are divided into four parts:
Analysis of Issues (Causes and Effects)
PaR in daily life in practice: by Fr. T. D. John
Same day Mr. Pranay, D B Ramanthapur took session on Analysis of Issues (Causes and Effects) and explained briefly.
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