Puna Aar is an expansion of the Dishari Project, and continues to promote a protective learning
environment for children in 25 villages of the Dantewada District.
The Project is mandated on community and stakeholder involvement and organizes a series of formal and informal meetings with the community, teachers, children, panchayat members, and government officials in order to know their views, experiences and problems faced in assuring Quality Education and Protection.
The Puna Aar project has concentrated on the formation and strengthening of Children’s Groups called Bal Samities. These groups are strengthened and activated to track various issues relating to children in the villages like school drop-outs, child marriages, child trafficking and abuses, etc. All the stakeholders are sensitized and oriented on issues of Child Rights & Protection, so, they are aware about their roles and responsibilities and can offer solutions.
There is also strengthening the involvement of local resources which is a valuable component of the Project activities.