Quarterly Bulletin

Bal Raksha Bharat

December 2020 | ISSUE-VI


Updates from this quarter


NCFE certifies competency-based training module for child protection workers

The competency-based training framework developed by Save the Children for training community cadre for protection of children has been accredited as a customised qualification by the Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE). NCFE is a leading provider of educational services in the United Kingdom (UK) and has been at the forefront for technical and vocational education for over 170 years. 60 such community cadres have been trained in 4 districts of West Bengal and Jharkhand respectively. These community cadres are responsible to identify the vulnerable children and classify them as per risk categories. High-risk cases are referred to the statutory bodies like District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) and Child Welfare Committees (CWCs), medium risk cases managed by the community cadre and low risk cases referred to Village Level Child Protection Committees (VLCPCs).

Save the Children on CoP core group led by UNESCO

Kamal Gaur, Deputy Director, Education has been invited to be member of core group for Community of Practice (CoP). The COP, led by UNESCO, is a national as well as an intra- and inter-regional platform where the issues of curriculum change can be jointly discussed and implemented within the framework of a holistic approach for determining and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). CoP has joined hands with Facebook to guide and support stakeholders in the post COVID-19 scenario through a multi-stakeholder, collaborative online platform to foster dialogue, share resources and drive capacity building.

Save the Children in NITI Aayog’s child rights and protection sub group

Save the Children has been officially invited to be a member of NITI Aayog’s sub-group on Child Rights and Child Protection giving us a space to strategically influence effective policy frameworks and programme implementation mechanisms, especially in context of COVID-19.

IVRS to empower communities

We have partnered with Gram Vaani in our existing Project VISHWAS to leverage their Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) with the objective to empower communities, especially hard-to-reach regions (rural, low income and with low digital literacy). The scope of using IVRS includes – community awareness (on Pneumonia and improved care-seeking behaviour), community reporting and capacity building of frontline workers. Gram Vaani, is a social tech company that advocates for appropriate technology and people driven processes to build participatory media networks that can empower communities.

Save the Children signs MoU with Byjus

In a bid to support quality online education resources, Save the Children has signed MoU with Byjus App, India’s largest education technology (edtech) company and online tutoring firm. This collaboration will benefit 8000 children in Maharashtra.