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- Establishing systems and procedures towards child protection / child rights in the centres being run for the mainstreaming of out-of-school children.
- Improving the participation and engagement of children in the teaching learning process and thereby improving quality of education in these centres.
- Developing a group of trainers from the block level personnel so that are able to carry forward the work started towards improvement in child protection and quality education in the targeted centres.
- Creating better environment through regular sports and creative activities.
- Establishing a child tracking system for the children who are presently out-of-school.
Start: July, 2011
Area: 18 residential centers of South Bastar (Dantewada) and Sukma district, Chhattisgarh
Number of children reached: 6640
Age of the children: 6 to 18 years-old
Coordinator: Ms. Kavisha Dikshit
Supported By: UNICEF, Chhattisgarh
In Dantewada and Sukma the schools inside the remote villages are destroyed due to internal conflicts. As a remedial measure large residential centres are set up to cater educational services for the children who were denied schooling facilities due to destructions of their schools. But the level of quality education and most importantly child protection has been very poor. As described above the main aim of Dishari project is to improve the level of quality education and child protection in the Porta Cabins and Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) of Dantewada and Sukma districts of Chhattisgarh.
- Situational analysis of 18 targeted centres has been done on 105 quantitative and qualitative indicators covering issues on child protection, education and administration.
- A set of rules on Child Protection, following the desired non-negotiables, has been prepared and the same is accepted by the district authorities. . The implementation of these rules will have impact on creating enabling and protected environment for the children in residential centres.
- Food and schedule of giving food was a major problem. The Dishari team, in consultations with district administrations and other existing system prepared a new schedule with nutritious items which have been implemented for all targeted centres.
- A group of 120 such para teachers participated in orientation programme on quality education.
- In the remote areas of Dantewada there was a dearth of Mathematics teachers even in the KGBVs. The training on Mathematics with selected 54 teachers helped in improving the situation.
- A 10-day long theatre workshop had been conducted in the district level with 120 children across the district on issues pertaining to child protection.
Flat No. 112,
Maa Danteshwari Nagar,
Email: kavisha @ tomorrowsfoundation.org