As part of protecting Child Rights, the Navajeevan Bala Bhavan in collaboration with Forum for Child Rights, Go’s & NGO’s in Krishna District planned to celebrate CHILD RIGHTS WEEK and Childline se Dosti (from 14th to 20th, November-2016) to sensitize General Public, Allied Departments and Civil Society Members on the rights of children and arranged press meet in T. V. BHAVAN, Hanuman pet, Vijayawada on 12th November 2016.
Press Meet was attended by the President of Forum for Child Rights & Mayer, Vijayawada Municipal Corporation Mr. Koneru Sridhar along with Forum vice president Fr. Bala Showry, Treasurer Mr. B.S. Koteshwara Roa, CWC member Mrs. V. Satyavathi and representatives and children of all member NGO’s.
In the press meet the chief guest Mr. Koneru Sridhar released Week long Programme Banner and schedule, Dosti - Suraksha bands, Poster on Child Rights and FORUM Website (To spread news all over the world)
Day 1: Child Rights weeklong programmes started on Children’s Day on 14th November, 2016 at Vedika Function hall organized by Navajeevan Bala Bhavan along with Forum for Child Rights & Member NGO’s and allied departments among the bigwig of the city including Mr. Kesineni Srinivas (Nani) MP, Vijayawada, Mrs. Gadde Anuradha ZP. Chairperson Vijayawada, District Collector Mr. Babu. A, Commissioner of police Mr. D. Goutham Sawang. IPS, PD- Women and Child Welfare department, PD-NCLP, PD-MEPMA, CWC Chairperson and Forum for Child Rights Vice President, Executive director Navajeevan Bala Bhavan & CWC member Fr. Balashowry. Guests spoke about the importance of Children’s Day and all took the pledge to protect child rights.
Day 2:Tying Dosti Bands -Suraksha Bandan was held at Commissioner’s Office. Mr. D. Goutham Sawang, IPS Commissioner of Police, Vijayawada city, was the chief guest and the other guests were DCPO’s, Sri. Hari Kumar & Sri. Ashok Kumar. NJBB Children participated in the programme and tied Dosti Bands to all the guests and other police personnel’s. Commissioner of Police assured children that he and all the police ment will be there for them and they need not have to be afraid of police, instead they can demand the police to save their rights. Later He inaugurated the poster and the programme ended with a joint pledge to protect child rights.
Day 3: Auto Rickshaw Mike Publicity & Signature campaign was organized at NJBB Bala Vikasa Kendram, Auto Nagar by Navajeevan Bala Bhavan & Forum for Child Rights. Guests for the event are Mr. Anjaneyareddy PD NCLP, Mr. Raghava Rao ATA Director, Mr. A. Satyanarayana vice President ATA and Fr. Balashowry Forum for child Rights Vice president & Executive director NJBB. Guests appreciated NJBB team and Management for the wonderful work in Auto nagar and bringing down the number of child labourers. At the end Mr. Anjaneyareddy NCLP PD Inaugurated the posters on child Rights and administered the oath of being against the child labour. Later flagged off the Auto Rickshaw campaign to spread awareness throughout Auto Nagar and Vijayawada Urban slums
Day 4: NJBB CSN-Rural team took an initiative to organize an Auto Rickshaw Mike Publicity & Signature campaign in collaboration with Forum for Child Rights at PENAMALURU MDO OFFICE, VIJAYAWADA RURAL on 17-11-2016 as a part of Child Rights Weeklong programmes. Guests present for the programmes were Sri. Murali Krishna, MRO, Smt. J. Vimaladevi, MDO, Sri. B.Srinivasarao, ZPTC, Smt. B. Kanaka Durga, MPP, Sri. Anand Vice MPP, Sri. Balaji Nayak Panchayath president along with Chief Guest Sri. Bode Prasad, MLA Penamaluru.
Guests cherished the works of NJBB and the concept of making child friendly society. They praised CSN concept of ETC’s in rural areas which are very helpful for the poor children. Sri. Bode Prasad released the poster followed by all the guests and the participants taking joint pledge to protect child rights.
On Day 5 of Weeklong celebrations i.e on 18.11.2016 an AWARENESS WORK SHOP for ADOLESCENT GIRLS was conducted at T. V. Bhavan, TANA Child Rescue Shelter, Hanuman pet, Vijayawada.
Ms. K. Sravani, ACP, Vijayawada was the chief guest for the occasion and other dignitaries includes Mr. Vijay Kumar, DCPO, Krishna, Sri. B. S. Koteswara Rao, Treasurer FCR, Fr. Bala Showry Vice President FCR, Dr. P. Madhavi, MBBS, Psychiatrist, Smt. V. Sathyavathi, CWC Member and Dr. T. S. Rao, CWC Member.
Nearly 150 Adolescent Girls from various NGO homes, Rural & Urban areas with their care takers a have attended the workshop.
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