Children are vulnerable to sexual abuse and exploitation and specifically the boys as due to the tribal area in Quetta. It was also highlighted that mostly the incidences of child abuse take place in the vicinities of Cinemas, video gaming zones and small hotels. The boys who are forced to work by their parents usually become any easy target for the perpetrators to lure them into commercial sexual activities.
SEHER strategically dealt the situation multi-dimensionally. On one hand SEHER started rehabilitation of victimized children through variety of recreational activities and psychosocial counseling and on the other hand started sensitization of key stakeholders that include people belonging to different tiers of the society that directly or indirectly have a link with the life of the children vulnerable to sexual abuse. The focused stakeholders include parents, primary care givers, mentors, community elders, Law Enforcing officials, school teachers and elected representatives.
During the reporting period SEHER has imparted life skill training to the street children affected by sexual exploitation, Life skills based education enable them to enhance their skills and knowledge about the issues affecting their lives. Following topics were covered during sessions once in a week with 56 children.
Decision making and problem solving:
Through a role play concept of problem solving and decision making was explain and both the skills were discussed briefly. Children were provided with the information to decide well and their problem solving abilities were enhanced. Pictures of situations were shown and children were asked that how they will solve this problem.
An activity was done with children, where they were given with a chart and piles of magazine so they can choose pictures from these which describe their personality, their likes dislikes, strengths, weakness, future goals etc. the activity name was “Who am I?
Each of the child present their charts and through this chart they were presenting themselves, after that importance of self- awareness was discussed, it was explain to them that understanding their weakness and strength can improve quality of life. Also discuss that this is very necessary that we came to know our strength and weaknesses. It was added that everybody has strength and weaknesses, but we could change our weaknesses into strength.
Creative and Critical thinking:
Briefly discuss these topics and share that what is critical thinking how we perceive other’s comments in +ve sense and bring a +ve change in our weaknesses. Then we also discuss the creative thinking’s that creative thinking’s are God gifted, we Draw Squares and said to participants that they generate more squares inside these squares. Another activity done that was on story making Facilitators give a start of a story and ask to all the participants that everybody said only one sentence to follow the story and then give it a positive end.
Health and hygiene:
Discuss the types of health and hygiene with participants also discusses how these relate to another. all participants said that whole types are very necessary e.g. if we take care of our personal hygiene but don’t keep our home clean then our personal hygiene is purposeless because we take infection from our environment so it is very necessary that we take care of whole types of hygiene like: - personal Hygiene, domestic, food, environmental, water and sanitation hygiene. Show the pictures on health and hygiene at the end of session.
start the session with that what is HIV/Aids participants told that it is a cureless disease then we write down the Abbreviations of HIV/Aids stand for what also discuss the causes, and precautions of this disease its window period ,investigations and anti-Retroviral therapy. They were oriented about the ways of transmitting HIV.
Describe the types of abuses that how many kinds of abuses. Children were shown pictures of different kind of physical and sexual abuse, they were told that how they can protect themselves, they were given information that it is not their fault if some adult do bad things to them.
EID-ul- Fitr is a festival for Muslims they observe after the holy month of RAMDAN, During the month ofRamdan Muslims observe a strict fast and participate in pious activities such as charitable giving and peace-making. It is a time of intense spiritual renewal for those who observe it. At the end of Ramadan, Muslims throughout the world observe a joyous three-day celebration called Eid al-Fitr. It is a time to give in charity to those in need, and celebrate with family and friends the completion of a month of blessings and joy. Before the day of Eid, during the last few days of Ramadan, each Muslim family gives a determined amount as a donation to the poor. This donation is of actual food -- rice, barley, dates, rice, etc. -- to ensure that the needy can have a holiday meal and participate in the celebration
It is the high time to include the ones who cannot afford to have all the happiness to buy new cloths and food for themselves. SEHER following its every year’s practice this year arrange new cloths for the street working children. Staff members, family members, friends and other philanthropists gave charity for the EID cloths for needy children.
During the Ramzan Month these cloths were distributed among them, 54 children were provided with dresses to wear on EID day and be part of the celebration of EID happiness.
For the rehabilitation of children sexually exploited SEHER involve parents and community members, for their effective involvement we need to aware them, a training program was conducted for the parents and community groups which are form to monitor situation of child protection in their areas. 23 parents and community members participated in this training. The training covered
The training started with the introduction of all participants of workshop including staff members. In introduction session all participant who were members of PCC committees introduced them self with any hesitation. The introduction was done with good compliments.
The session of project information done, In this session the trainer told the PCC members about project (CHILD PROTECTION CENTER) IMTIZAJ and AMEVCSD .The trainer very well explain the purpose of project and aims of project with easy wording .The PCC members took interest in this session and they wanted to more information about center.
Convention on the right of the child was also very informative session for all members of PCC .In this session the trainer explain the CRC detail and realize them how CRC is important for us, because in communities we need more then more awareness about CRC .
The community’s members were asking question in this session about child right. After this session they felt the important and the need of CRC in society s well as communities which are the main pillar of society.
Communication with children
The trainer very well communicated the members about the communication. In this session the main object was that how we should talk and behave with children and all aspect which are including and related communication.
The members were asking question in this session and answering as well about this session, its mean they were taking interest in the session.
The trainer in this session explained all related issues about child abuse. The trainer told to PCC members about all basic aspect of child protection issues. The information about the child abuse was very informative for the PCC members.
In this session the trainer also told them about the categorization of children by nature sexual activities and sexual vulnerabilities.
In the end of training the evaluation form were also filled by all PCC members. In this form they point out their thinking about the training .The evaluation form show that they took interest and they like and they want took again training.