Quarterly Bulletin

Bal Raksha Bharat

March 2021 | ISSUE-VII


Updates from this quarter


CiSS aced-up photography in Lucknow

*photo for representative purpose

In collaboration with the Photo-journalism department of Amity School of Communication (ASCO), Save the Children organized a Photography training for CiSS facilitated by the ASCO students. The collection was launched through a digital exhibition. Check out the exhibition here.
Around 20 children from Slums in Lucknow attended the training. This gave the Amity students a chance to meet and interact with the children living on the streets and also provided a glimpse of the life of a child on the streets and their dreams and aspirations.
Through the workshop, the children of Kanshi Ram Slum Basti in Lucknow got to learn the art of photography and used the camera to capture their lives and the change they wanted to bring. The students of Amity University also got the opportunity to capture the lives of CiSS through photos from the entire city of Lucknow.

Playtime with Peppa pig

On occasion of International Children’s Day, to bring back normalcy for kids with some real playtime, Save the Children emphasized on Right to Play as fundamental to health and well-being of children in the era of major digital shift -- by joining hands with Peppa Pig.

This partnership seeks to promote importance of leisure time which has been significantly affected due to lockdown will begin with PLAY-DOH’s ‘Cans of Kindness’ campaign. This campaign hopes to spread joy and play among children from underprivileged communities.

E-Mitra takes social protection to doorsteps in Rajasthan

Save the Children in collaboration with district administration in Banswara, Rajasthan launched E-Mitra, a mobile camp for bringing social protection schemes closer to the most marginalized. This mobile drive will reach to 674 villages of 170 Gram Panchayats in 4 blocks of Banswara, Rajasthan within a period of one and half month.

An estimated 6,000 families will be linked to one or more social protection schemes and more than 2 lakh people will be made aware about various social protection schemes through this initiative.

Collaboration for sustainable sanitation in U.P.

*photo for representative purpose

Save the Children collaborated with Department of Health, Women and Child Department, Education and Panchayat Raj Institutions on World Toilet Day to promote sustainable sanitation among the community members, committees in Gilaula block Shravasti district in Uttar Pradesh under the Bachpan programme.

Save the Children launches SOP 2.0 for CiSS

Save the Children in collaboration with National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), a statutory body under the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act, 2005 and under the administrative control of the Ministry of Women & Child Development, developed and released the second version of the Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) for Care and Protection of Children in Street Situations (CiSS) on 20 November, 2020. This SOP 2.0 is an endeavour to strengthen the processes and interventions regarding Children in Street Situation (CiSS). This supersedes the preceding guidelines through supporting linkages of children and their families to various social welfare schemes of the government.

NCPCR was further requested to share the SoP with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the Ministry of Home Affairs as a policy document of the government to address the issues of children and families in street situations. The SoP is being rolled out in 50 prominent religious places in the country to ensure creation of child-friendly spaces and address the three indicators of child rights violations viz. Child Labour, Child Beggary and Child Abuse.