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Projects

  • Roshni (Day-care Centre)
  • PSECTTO
  • CHILDLINE
  • CLCC
  • Down to Zero

Roshni (Day-care Centre for underprivileged children)

While going through the initial findings of situation analysis, it was found that the children in Khajuraho are exploited, abused and neglected due to abject poverty and further engagement in tourism sector. Adhar started the Day-care centre after consulting with community to rehabilitate these children by nurturing them through this Day care centre. The following are few achievements since the inception:

  • 1. In 2012 we rescued 25 children from begging from tourist and admitted to the community childcare centre for nurturing the children and rehabilitate them…12 children above 6 years admitted in the schools and rest 13

  • 2. In 2013 another 27 new children rescued from street those who basically engaged as begger and child labour. 8 children above 6 years admitted in formal schools.

  • 3. In 2014 20 children from Roshni admitted in formal schools after preparing them for the schools. 18 new children admitted in Roshni for early child care and education.

  • 4. In 2015 4 children admitted in local schools from Roshni, 18 new children rescued and admitted in Roshni.

  • 5. In 2016, 40 children admitted in Roshni, as more family migrated to Khajuraho and stay in Slums. 77 children admitted in the local formal schools, out of which 25 from Roshni. Again, 18 dropout children also readmitted in the formal school after counselling.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel, Tourism & Online(PSECTTO)

PSECTTO project had implemented since January 2016 to December 2016 with support from TdH Netherland which focused on protection of children from sexual abuse & exploitation in tourist place.

  • 1. Intervening child victim:
  • The project could able reached 59 girl children those who were victim of Child sexual abuse and exploitation, provided them with support like counselling, legal literacy, sensitise them with government policies & schemes and also oriented them how to mainstream the victim in the society to lead a respectable life by self-sufficiency. Out of that 59 we rescued and rehabilitated 44 girl children so far.

  • 2. Legal action:
  • 5 cases registered both at police and CWC, all the cases are now under trial of judicial court, final verdict of the court in 1 case out of this 5 has already the perpetuator has been convicted and got life-term imprisonment.

  • 3. Rehabilitation:
  • Although our efforts was to rehabilitate all 59 victims, Adhar has been able to rehabilitate 44 victims, 12 child victims are provided with hotel management training with support from MP Tourism dept., Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, 10 are linked with Beauty parlour training (which is going on) and rest 22 children admitted in local schools as their age were school going.

  • 4. Strengthening Community Institutions:
  • Community Based Institutions like Chid Protection Committees, School Management Committees, Women Collectives and Panchayati Raj Institutions are integral part of Child protection mechanism or system, better functionality of these institutions could protect the children from perceive risk of abuse, exploitation and violence. Realising the importance of these Institutions, Adhar taken up capacity building measures to strengthen the Institutions so that those Institutions could function well and protect the rights of the children. Adhar capacitated 30 Institutions where 300 members of the Institutions trained on child protection system, legal mechanism, reporting system and community based child protection mechanism.

  • 5. Engagement with Service providers, Policy administration and Enforcement agencies:
  • Protection of the children could be possible when service providers in different level, policy administrator, enforcement agencies and justice delivery system effectively, accordingly Adhar in collaboration with community institutions constantly engaged with the duty bearers to sensitise, orient and evidence sharing. Adhar always believe in positive engagement with evidence based advocacy and through this approach pertinent issues have been addressed particularly child sexual abuse, violence against children, abuse and exploitation.

Community learning & counselling centre (CLCC)

While going through the initial findings of situation analysis, it was found that the children in Khajuraho are exploited, abused and neglected due to abject poverty and further engagement in tourism sector. Adhar started the Day-care centre after consulting with community to rehabilitate these children by nurturing them through this Day care centre.

The following are few achievements since the inception:

  • 1. In 2012 we rescued 25 children from begging from tourist and admitted to the community childcare centre for nurturing the children and rehabilitate them…12 children above 6 years admitted in the schools and rest 13.

  • 2. In 2013 another 27 new children rescued from street those who basically engaged as begger and child labour. 8 children above 6 years admitted in formal schools.

  • 3. In 2014 20 children from Roshni admitted in formal schools after preparing them for the schools. 18 new children admitted in Roshni for early child care and education.

  • 4. In 2015 4 children admitted in local schools from Roshni, 18 new children rescued and admitted in Roshni.

  • 5. In 2016, 40 children admitted in Roshni, as more family migrated to Khajuraho and stay in Slums. 77 children admitted in the local formal schools, out of which 25 from Roshni. Again, 18 dropout children also readmitted in the formal school after counselling.

CHILDLINE

CHILDLINE Sub-centre started in May 2016 with support from Ministry of Women & Child development through CHILDLINE India Foundation. ADHAR as CHILDLINE Sub-centre covers Rajnagar Block and Labkush Nagar Block including Khajuraho Nagar Parshad. ADHAR is also Collaborative Partner of CHILDLINE in Balangir District of Odisha.

  • 1. Outreach:
  • Outreach activities covered around 15000 people of 3 Nagar Panchayats (Urban Local Bodies) and 140 villages under Raj Nagar & Labkush Nagar Sub-Divisions of Chattarpur District, Madhya Pradesh.

  • 2. Awareness:
  • Community level awareness through cultural activities, exhibiting short film, street play, street side meeting etc. Adhar has reached out most of the prominent places of Raj Nagar Block and Labkuch Nagar Block to spread the message of CHILDLINE-1098 and care & protection of children.

  • 3. Open house:
  • Adhar has been organised open house programme with children in Schools, ICDS centres, Slums and villages of Raj Nagar Block and Labkuch Nagar Block of Madhya Pradesh. The basic objective of the open house is to educate & aware about the children about child sexual abuse & exploitation, good touch & bad touch, violence against children and how they safe themselves from the those risks or challenges. They are taught about how to use emergency number 1098 when they need care & protection. Adhar has covered 60 ICDS centres, 45 schools, slums of Khajuraho, Rajnagar and Labkush Nagar Nagar Panchyats and 30villages of the above blocks.

  • 4. Strengthening child protection committees:
  • Adhar has been putting its efforts in activating the community level child protection systems by capacitating them with support from the District Child Protection Unit. Adhar so far have trained 45 Child protection committees of Raj nagar & Labkush Nagar sub-division on legal aspects of child protection, role & responsibilities of the child protection committees, procedures of reporting of cases and how to build a protective environment in the community. The child protection committees have been functioning well after the sensitisation and orientation.

  • 5. Case intervention:
  • Since its intervention, 12 sexual abuse cases found through outreach activities, 5 cases of physical torcher, 8 cases of out of school, 3cases of children with disability. 2 cases found from phone calls to 1098 (Medial cases-10, begging-12, missing-4, 5-child labour, 40-educational support, 2-children with disability, 6-shelter,) The children have been rescued and rehabilitated according to the need.

  • 6. Engagement with service providers & enforcement agencies:
  • Adhar has been closely engaged with District Child Protection Unit for effective implementation of the Integrated Child Protection Scheme(ICPS) in the district to ensure services to children in need of care & protection and efficacy of the child protection system in the districts. Adhar engages with District Labour Office for rescue, rehabilitation and enforcement of The Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act of 1986: As per the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, amended in 2016 ("CLPR Act"), Adhar engages with Police & SJPU for taken up the violation cases under POCSO Act., District Education Office and Women & child development.

Down to Zero

The Project is supported by ECPAT International along with its alliance partners Defence for Children International since last five months, the prime focus of this project is to protect the rights of the children in tourist destination Khajuraho. As part of the project, Adhar has been working with both the registered & unregistered Tourist Guide Association, Auto & Taxi Drivers Association, Tourism Department of the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh and Hotels association to make Khajuraho child friendly & ensure rights of the children. Adhar has also promoted Boys Groups & Girls group and capacitating them so that could work with their peers for ensuring their rights.