CEHS focuses on the following component - Child Rights, Non-Formal Education and Elimination of Child Labour
We support bonded labourers through various programs under the comprehensive dimensions of education, health and skill development. The Center for Education, Health and Skills Development supports children, adolescents and mothers via various training programs, camps, clubs and others. Mothers within the self-help groups to monitor the community schools’ educational services provided to their children to observe if discrimination is occurring within the classroom and take steps as necessary. Village Education Centres. These centers aim at deploying education counselors to support various clubs. In selected 70 villages about 1500 identified child labour and destitute children below the age of 14 years will be rescued and mainstreamed with the public education system and 1000 identified adolescent labour between the age 14-18 years. After their rescue, these children receive skill training under skill development mission and will be placed for employment or start their own enterprise for Social and Economic Rehabilitation.
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Training to Mothers’ Club on Right to Education: The organization supports mothers within the SHGs to monitor the community school’s educational services provided to their children to observe if discrimination is occurring within the classroom and take steps as necessary. During 2018-19, we aim atorganizing trainings at cluster level at 20 locations twice a year. We alsomotivate Mothers’ Club members to participate in training on the entitlements at government schools and on importance of education. In addition, we mobilizemembers of SHG to start sending their children to school regularly and assist them to visitschools to monitor if their children are met with any discrimination. In each training about 40-50 mothers will participate.
Training on Mainstreaming of Child Labour: In collabouration with the Labour department, during 2018-19, we aim at organising trainings to activate the School Management Committee and Village Panchayats in 70 selected villages for enrolment of identified child labour in government schools and ensuring their regular attendance in schools. These trainings will be organised at village level on bi-monthly basis and approximately 20 participants will be participating in each training.
Training on Child Rights: We work in coordination with the Block level Child Rights Protection Committees to sensitize the parents of identified child labour to send their children to schools regularly. During this year, we will be organising trainings at village level on bi-monthly basis which will include approximately 20 participants.
Rescue operations for Child Labour and Adolescent labours: The agenda includes participation in proper execution of SOP with Labour and Police Departments for the rescue of identified children and adolescent labours in the selected villages.
Ensuring Benefits to Parents of Rescued Child Labour: With the support of Legal Aid Centres, we support the families of children who have been identified under Child Labour to get benefits through all schemes which are categorised under the Labour Department.
Trafficking Awareness Campaigns with Adolescent Girls Groups: Adolescent (between the age group of 14-18 years) Bonded Laborers, after being rescued by PGS are then provided skills training under Skill Development Mission and are placed either for employment or for initiation of their own enterprise for social and economic rehabilitation. During 2018-19, we aim at forming Adolescent Girls Groups in 20 villages for social rehabilitation of rescued adolescent girl labourers and organising Trafficking Awareness Campaigns with them on monthly in different locations in our target area. In each campaign about 60-70 adolescent girls and their mothers will be participating.
Increase support of Youth Clubs: 7 additional youth clubs will be formed in the project area and 3 existing youth clubs will continue to be supported. Each of these clubs will consist of about 15 members. These clubs aim at providing opportunities for youth to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, including painting, singing, and debating. With the goal of encouraging youth to become actively involved in education and their communities, members of youth clubs will be motivated to serve as paralegals and active members of Legal Aid Centres.
Village Education Centres: VECs are a platform where education volunteers conduct counseling sessions for parents and children. The modules are prepared in coordination with the education counselors which thereby help in organizing training for the education volunteers. The SHGs communities have started these education centers for their drop out children. VECs not only function in the community space but are also managed by volunteers from the community itself.
Our Achievements : Jan - Jun, 2018
|DESIGNATION||CENTER FOR EDUCATION, HEALTH & SKILL DEVELOPMENT|
|TEAM LEADER||Jyoti Singh|
|CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINER||Shehjad Akhtar|
|CONSULTANT/ADVISORS||Dr. Kavita Agrawal, Ambika Singh|
|RESOURCE CENTER||Village Education Center, Skill Training, Design Research Lab, Village library|