Quarterly Bulletin

Bal Raksha Bharat

March 2021 | ISSUE-VII


Updates from this quarter


Evidences to show impact of COVID-19 on children

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Save the Children conducted a global research covering 46 countries to generate evidence on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and identify measures implemented to mitigate its manifestations on children’s health, nutrition, learning, protection and overall wellbeing. The research captures the views of parents and children including voices of children and their key messages for leaders and other children around the world.

Gulmohar reaches six states

Gulmohar Early Learning Module based on the Ready to Learn Common Approach reaches more than 5300 children with 120 video modules across six states. The module was started as a pilot for 400 children in two states with 22 video modules. The Gulmohar is a home-based early learning framework based on the premise that parents, caregivers, and families are at the helm of early development and wellbeing through a participatory approach.

In Karnataka, where Gulmohar has been launched in collaboration with the state government, 550 parents and 96 ICDS staffs have been reached in Doddaballapur, Bangalore Rural.

16 schools in Tamil Nadu received infrastructure support for setting up Information and Communications Technology classrooms and virtual calls were undertaken with head masters for monitoring.

Nirbhaya’s father endorses #AllyUpForHer petition

Nirbhaya’s father Badrinath Singh endorsed the petition launched in collaboration with Yuvaa, to urge OTT platforms to create more content towards promoting allyship among men to act against abuse faced by girls.

“I thought the case would change us as a country for good. But when I turn on the news, there is a new case of another daughter being brutally assaulted every day. Nothing has changed. Therefore, I invite every boy and man to become an ally, an active supporter in the fight for women’s safety,” he said. Around 1.5 lakh people have signed the petition so far.

Marking 16 December, the night in 2012 when the heinous Delhi gang rape case happened, Save the Children, and Yuvaa, launched a virtual check in at Munirka Bus Stop, signifying the place where the gruesome incident took place, to mobilise support from the masses for actions towards girls safety under the #AllyUpForHer campaign.

Combating Pneumonia through innovations

IVRS platform 'Pneumo Vaani' has been launched in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan under Project Vishwaas to create awareness on signs/ symptoms of childhood pneumonia and care seeking behaviour.

Pneumonia skill lab was also inaugurated in Tonk, Rajasthan under the leadership of Dr. Ashok Kumar Yadav, Chief Medical Health Officer (CMHO). This is the first functional skill lab in the state supported by Save the Children.

The innovation-based ‘Project Vishwaas (Breath of Hope)’ seeks to develop and prove low-cost innovative approaches for prevention, diagnosis and management of Childhood Pneumonia in 45 urban wards in Rajasthan, and two rural blocks in Uttar Pradesh.