PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH (PAR)

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

  1. PaR is not a programme it is a tool
  2. Converting YaR centres as child friendly with this method
  3. With his method we can do research
  4. Be aware of the people involved (Children)
  5. It helps children to take decisions
  6. Everyone has to think and participate.
  7. It creates favourable conditions for solving their issues and improve their intelligence
  8. It helps  children in decision making, Problem solving, managing emotions and stress, creative thinking, Empathy, interpersonal relations, communication skills and self awareness
  9. Children can understand and solve their problems on their own.

10.  PaR is a slow process.

 

Steps:

  1. Identification of an Issue by the researchers
  2. Discussion of the focus group
  3. Analysis of Issues (Causes and Effects)
  4. Consolidation of causes
  5. Action Plan (arriving at appropriate alternative, means and success indicators by the focus group
  6. Action Plan by Focus Group (How to implement the suggestions of the focus group
  7. Implementation Plan (Distribution of responsibilities among focus group members: Who will do what?

The above seven steps are divided into four parts:

 

Part I:

  1. Identification of an Issue by the researchers
  2. Discussion of the focus group
  3. Analysis of Issues (Causes and Effects)

 

Part II

Analysis of Issues (Causes and Effects)

 

Part III

            Action Plan

 

Part IV

Implementation

 

PaR in daily life in practice: by Fr. T. D. John

  1. Daily journey – observe and record the development in the issue identified
  2. Weekly / Fortnight reports:     to be submitted based on the issues
  3. Periodic Assessment: Weekly – Bi monthly – Half yearly - annually

Same day Mr. Pranay, D B Ramanthapur took session on Analysis of Issues (Causes and Effects) and explained briefly.

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Navajeevan at a glance

NAVAJEEVAN AT A GLANCE

I) RESCUED CHILDREN DATA Boys Girls Total
Total number of Street Children rescued by NJBB since 1993 45484
3231
48715
Total number of Street Children Home Integrated since 1995 27038
2940
29978
II) CHILD LABOUR RESCUED DATA: Boys Girls Total
Total number of Child Labour rescued since 2002 6480
4106
10586
Total number of Domestic Child Workers rescued since 2007 48
833
881
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
0
23
Orientation Camp at De-addiction Centre, Vimukthi, Nuzvid 16
0 16
CHILDREN IN BRIDGE COURSES:
Children attending Residential Bridge Courses (RBCs) at Chiguru  (Theeram for boys and Baalika for girls) 60
39
99
Children attending Day Bridge Centre-cum-Play School – Ajith Singh Nagar, VJA 19
22
41
Children attending  Day Bridge Centre - Near Pamarru, Krishna district
12
23
35
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
15 115
Children attending schools staying in 5 Government Hostels & Boarding Hostel 12
33
45
Children attending schools staying in Jyothi Boarding School, H. Junction 0 12 12
Children Attending schools staying in Auxilium Boarding School, Guntur 0 16
16
Children joined in local schools (Attending schools staying with their families) (from CSN-18, BVK-11, Formal Education-1) during 2016-2017 30
0
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
46
69
115
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
0 31
NAVEENA - A residential LAST (Livelihood Advancement Skills Training) in Beautician and Tailoring courses for girls at Chiguru 0 01
01
IV) COMMUNITY PEOPLE IN THE FAMILY OF NAVAJEEVAN: Boys Girls Total
Adult Activists Group Members/Volunteers under Child Safety Net (CSN) 406
881
1287
Child Protection Committee Members under Child Safety Net (CSN areas) 313
619
932
Women cases registered at Family Counselling Centre at Hitaishi desk since 2009 1
446
447
Volunteers working with Neethodu desk for Care & Support of affected/infected 1
3
4
Adult affected/infected cases registered at Neethodu desk since 2009 175
350
525
Children affected/infected cases registered at Neethodu desk since 2009 342
331
673
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
2416
4595
LAST (Livelihood Advancement Skills Training) - Provision of Non-residential Vocational Training Courses (VTCs) in Beautician-17, Tailoring-17 & Computers-15 05
44
49
Edu. Support to the school/college going children affected/infected by HIV/AIDS - 2016-2017 101
116
217
Bi-monthly Nutrition Support to the affected/infected families by HIV/AIDS 20
60
80


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