Current Activities

Equal and Quality Education

Objective 1
Provide quality education to 250- 275 poor children every year, both in terms of accessibility and affordability, from 15 remote villages.

  • Continue to run the Dream Vision School from LKG (lower kindergarten to 5th standard at Aniladi village. The school will give free education to the children who cannot pay anything and collect a very nominal fee from those who can afford it. 250 -275 rural poor children will have possibility to get quality education.
  • Give every child an opportunity to participate in cultural performances, sports and games, music and dance etc.
  • Involving adequately trained teachers and provide them continues in-service trainings.
  • Adopt children friendly teaching methods, smart classes and computer based teaching. Involve the children that will help them for self-discovery, Trickle up their creativeness and imaginations. Teaching by way of two way communication and with lot of interactive sessions and group works.
  • Children rights are respected no to corporal punishments.
  • Self development, promote leadership and managerial skills in children.

Objective 2

Gain community involvement and involvement of the parents to participate in school activities and to make them actively take part giving better education to their children.

  • Increase the awareness and motivation of parents and community by regular visit, individual contacts and joint assessment of each child’s performances with their parents.
  • Make parent’s teachers associations to function effectively and to hold regular meeting at regular intervals. This will be the floor for the assessment of the school performance and for planning future events and activities.
  • Organize events, exhibitions and public contact porgammes for the general community in the villages.

Objective 3

Motivate the children to become more socially responsible citizens and play positive role in world citizenship of future by adopting universal values, protecting environment, respecting for the diversified culture, respecting to honesty and empathy.

  • Communicating with children and their families in a positive way and positive things (values, morals, virtues, principles and exemplary attitudes by the way we live and showcase it to them)
  • Awareness and education on environmental and climate change issues and involving the children in practical activities like responsible ways of disposal of waste in their family, in school and in their village community.
  • Giving cultural education to understand and appreciate its diversity.
  • Teaching of values which can create their own strong moral fiber which will help to grow as a socially responsible citizen and be successful in their relationships with other people. Facilitation to contribute positively to society by reaching beyond themselves out into their community.

Informal Education centres

Objective 1

Capacity building and improving academic performance of the 150 rural children in Gingee taluk at the 10th standard level. Provision information and career guidance.

  • One day training on Self development and self confidences building and motivation
  • One day Democracy and civil society participation,
  • One Human rights and basic laws pertaining to children
  • One environment awareness.
  • Provision of information to students on educational institutions, scholarship possibilities and government schemes and programmes
  • Career guidance to choose between options for study, available scholarships and loans, timings of application etc.

Objective 2

Provide short term employable skills training for 40 female and basic computer training for 30 children

  • One year/six month Tailoring/sewing and embroidery training at Mel malayanur and Aniladi vilagee
  • One year basic computer education at Gingee

Referring to suitable skills training centres or and to obtain scheme and programmes from the government and other institutions

Preschool centers and after school clubs

Objective 1

Early childhood care and education to the children below six years by organizing crèche & preschool activity centres.

  • Run Crèche & Preschool activity centres for 60 children to run from 9.30 am to 4 pm. ‘Play and Learn’ method will be followed which will meet each child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs. Facilitate a relaxed, well-equipped and stimulating environment which gives them many opportunities for exploration and discovery, at their own pace, through play and play-based activities. Daily schedule will be designed to incorporate both self-selected activities and large group activities where children are encouraged to join in with music and movement, songs, finger-play, story-telling, games and language reinforcement activities. Besides the above said activities, teaching alphabets and numbers will be part of the crèche activities.
  • The physical, mental, social and emotional needs of the young child can be met through a clean and healthy environment. The crèche and activity centers will be centers of motivation for the parents and the children in order to nurture the habit of school going from early childhood.
  • Provide lunch for the children, Provide uniform dress materials and educational materials for the children.

Objective 2

Motivation to complete primary education by running after school clubs in three places.

  • After school clubs for 75 children at the age group of 6-12 years in 3 habitations. The working hours will be from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.The clubs will function as home work club; the children will be helped to do their home work, training on good hand writing skills, develop study skills, improve confidence and build self esteem. Encouragement for group study, promote practical general knowledge and organize edutainment programmes.
  • Provides a warm & encouraging atmosphere, learning takes place in a happy atmosphere which provides the children with a clean space supplied with electricity to work in.
  • Develop the habit of regularly going to school.
  • Children will be given uniform and educational materials.
  • Enrolment children in primary age in to school and Re enrolment

Objective 3

Increase awareness on pre natal and post natal care, early childhood education, positive parenting and government schemes and programmes

  • Awareness and Trainings on prenatal, postnatal  care and  various stages in the child’s development to mother pregnant women and potential mothers. positive parenting which includes.
  • Information:  Providing parents with information on schemes and services available from the government and other agencies. Provide information on the child welfare services and institutions protecting children’s rights etc. provide information on safe childbirth and breastfeeding.
  • Advocacy: To avail the service from the government and other agencies in support of mother and child health. To facilitate nutrition, health services and immunization which must be made available to all children particularly those at risk.

Widows children support programme

Objective 1

Provision of children home facility for 45 children, short term shelter for 10 children and  provision of educational supplies, school uniform, school fee  for 145 Children.

  • 20 male children will be provided with safe shelter, three times meals, reading facility, health checkups, and assistance given to buy books, note books, school uniform and support to meet out the school fees expenses, a home like situation where they live and study with dignity, at CECOWOR premises for 11 months
  • The children home also will provide short stay (up to 3 days) for the missing and abandoned children whom we come in contact with through our 24 hours child helpline. The children will stay in home until their parents are traced or produce before the child welfare committee.
  • 25 female children are supported with hostel fee to stay and study in various homes specifically run for girls for 11 months. and assistance given to buy books, note books, school uniform and support to meet out the school fees expenses
  • 100 children of widows (children who are too young to be in homes and the ones who have the possibility to stay with their mothers but are not able to meet educational expenses) will be supported in this scheme. They will be given assistance to buy books, note books, school uniform, and stationeries and to meet out the school fees expenses.

Objective 2

Awareness, training and motivation to overcome low self esteem and develop self confidence for 140 children.

  • Training on self development and motivation to140 children
  • Awareness of their rights, mechanism available defend their rights 140 Children are given for a duration of 3 days
  • Picnic and exposure visits organised for 140 children

Objective 3

Support services to avail government schemes, to join higher education’s institutions, legal representations for all the children(about 20 in number) and basic computer training for 20 children

  • Provided information and guidance to 20 persons to avail government schemes and to join the higher education institute and provide legal representations
  • 20 children will be given training on basic computers at the computer training centre run by CECOWOR in Gingee

 

Children know your rights

Objective 1:

Children from 10 schools and 10 children’s rights clubs have increased knowledge about their rights and are empowered to advocate for themselves

  • 10 schools have been involved in the children’s rights awareness program
  • Children from 10 schools have participated in competitions focusing on children’s rights at their school, at taluk level and at district level
  • 30 students have been trained as peer-educators
  • 10 children’s rights clubs have been established at village level with at least 20 members in each
  • The children’s rights clubs have a democratically elected leadership and are meeting fortnightly
  • The peer educators have held workshops in each of the 10 children’s rights clubs
  • The children’s rights clubs have arranged awareness raising activities at village level

Objective 2:

Children’s rights ambassadors and stakeholders have improved knowledge about the legal aspect of children’s rights; the current state of children’s rights in Villupuram district; and their legal responsibility.

  • Sixty teachers has been trained as children’s rights ambassadors
  • Thirty traditional leaders, religious leaders, community leaders, lawyers and leaders or representatives from CSOs/CBOs and 30 local rights activists have been trained and appointed children’s rights ambassadors
  • The children’s rights ambassadors have been introduced to the beneficiaries
  • Government line department officers have been identified and linked to the project

Objective 3:

Child friendly environments have been created in schools and villages, who have committed to put a particular focus on children’s right

  • Committees for child friendly villages (10) has been formed and the committee members have received training
  • Criteria for being a child friendly village have been developed and published
  • Action plans for how to become a child friendly village have been developed for each village (10)
  • Child Protection Policy has been developed and implemented at 10 schools
  • Management, staff and parents have got information about the policy through workshops and meetings

 

Child line 1098:

In cooperation with Childline India foundation and with the support from the ministry of Women and children development we function as the sub centre for 24 hours helpline. Through this we help the children in need of care and protection and protect the rights of the children