Quarterly Bulletin

Bal Raksha Bharat

December 2020 | ISSUE-VI


Updates from this quarter


Child-friendly police station launched in Banswara

To address the growing risks to children’s right to protection amid COVID-19 outbreak, a child-friendly police station was launched in Banswara district of Rajasthan under the anti-child labour campaign initiated by Save the Children with support from district administration.
The campaign was launched in Banswara, Durgarpur and Udaipur districts in the presence of the officials and representatives from Education department, District Child Protection Unit, Child Welfare Committee, Juvenile Justice Board, Police department, Childline and Labour department. More than 3.5 lakh people have been reached across over 700 villages through this campaign that aimed to create awareness against the risks of child labour and trafficking.

Community level child protection strengthened in MP, Rajasthan

170 Panchayat Level Child Protection Committees (PLCPC) has been formed in four blocks of Banswara district in Rajasthan. 557 members including Village Development Officers from nine blocks, Sarpanch have been trained and oriented. 17 village level child protection committees have been notified by the panchayat in Badwani district of Madhya Pradesh.

Sensitisation campaign in 23 villages of Badwani districts on prevention of child labour and child marriages was conducted.

Health and hygiene champions at schools prepared in Telangana

Child health hygiene plus groups have been formed in Rangareddy district of Telangana who will act as change makers among their peers and in their schools.

These students have been oriented through mobile platforms along with consultation with the headmasters or teachers from respective schools. Each groups contains 10 students.

Linking youths to business

80 victims of child labour have been supported to start their individual ventures through skill building of youths and adolescents in Rajasthan. The businesses initiated include a range of initiatives including motor winding shops, cycle repairing shops, vegetable stalls, home based tailoring and Kiosk centres. In Jodhpur district, adolescent girls groups have earned Rs. 27,000 through their start up supported by Save the Children under MNCP project by selling face masks. In Nuapada and Kandhamal districts of Odisha, 399 adolescents and youths have been supported for nutritional plantation — as self-entrepreneurial initiative in coordination with state level livelihood missions such as Odisha Livelihood Mission and State Potato Mission.

A partnership with community radio station Swayamsakti 90.4 FM in Odisha launched a platform for child champions to advocate for social challenges such as economic empowerment, girls education and gender equality.

Poshan Maah campaign to uphold dhildren’s right to health & nutrition

Aligned with the Government perspective of converting nutrition awareness into a mass movement, Save the Children conducted the Poshan Maah campaign to spread awareness and promote sustainable nutritious diet among children and mothers across regions. 500 children and 1363 adults were covered across five location in Delhi with household sensitization for pregnant and lactating mothers and children, community level sensitization with hand washing demonstrations, importance of first 1000 days nutritional plan for infants, food intake mandates for new and pregnant mothers etc.

E-rickshaw campaigns were conducted in West Bengal, 326 community members, 72 different government workers were reached in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. Nutrition Meetings were organized in 50 Anganwadi Centres (AWCs). 553 parents, 50 Anganwadi Workers (AWWs), 46 Anganwadi Helpers (AWHs) and 50 ASHA workers have been reached in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu