Catalysts for Social Action

We work towards holistic care and optimum rehabilitation outcomes for every orphaned child. We promote, support, advocate and act as Catalysts to achieve these objectives. We are an unstoppable force inspiring and channelizing action to bring about sustainable social change.
Oct 11, 2016

Effort for increasing number of Adoption.

It is been discussed and hyped by the media that there are less children eligible for adoption and more parents willing. If there are billions of vulnerable children in India the situation ideally should be other way round. Then the question arises where these children are and why they are not adoptable? We CSA family tried to think over this and realized that the children are not reaching to the home which has adoption license.

Many people didn’t know where to abandoned or relinquish the child. People who don’t want the child wants to get rid of the children by throwing them in garbage, on public place or at any hidden area like forest etc. CSA took an initiative to create an awareness program at grass root level program across all the states where CSA is functional. The objective of the awareness program is safe abandoning of the child. Our program explained the stakeholder who were grass root community worker about the pros and cons of the issue.

One block level worker after attending the workshop helped many children reach to adoption agencies. This has encouraged us a lot. The worker’s effort were visible because he was in touch with us but many might be doing this without visibility. Hope the work continues and children are bought safely to the homes instead of getting into risk situation. Thanks for enabling us save lives of these young ones.

Jul 13, 2016

Rukhsar: An aftercare success story from M.P

Rukhsar at her work place.....
Rukhsar at her work place.....

Name - Roshni (name Changed)

Age - 18 years / Completed 12th standard

Introduction:

 Roshni was admitted to Jeevan Jyoti Rao Child Care Institute in 2015 located at Madhya Pradesh. Roshni is basically from Chhattisgarh, she belongs to a family of 5 members, her father got remarried & is presently not living with the family. Roshni's mother is the bread winner of the family - by profession she is a tailor. Roshni has three siblings and they all go to school.

Education:

Roshni was always passionate about fashion designing. Through the individual care plan and vocational assessment, CSA found that she has an aptitude for fashion designing. Subsequent conversations with Counselor and Trustee of the CCI has resulted in procuring her admission into a fashion designing institution. She has also cleared her 12th Std exams.

CSA Intervention:

Roshni was enrolled for a fashion designing diploma course & during that course, CSA bore the expenses of her accommodation & food. We additionally funded her courses fees. Now, Roshni has secured a job at Mahi Boutique in Indore where she is earning a salary of Rs.4000/Month. She stays at a Working Women’s hostel. This intervention towards making the child self-sustained,  is the life changing impact.  Roshni is thankful for all the support she could get from CSA and CSA is obliged to the people like you who made this possible for a young upcoming fashion designer.

Jul 12, 2016

White paper on Adoption by CSA : Paradox of Dimini

Adoption the most complete rehabilitation
Adoption the most complete rehabilitation

Background

With 25million orphans, the adoption rate in India is 0.2% - one of the lowest rates in the world.

Nearly half of the districts in the country do not have a single adoption agency.

Orphanages and Adoption Agencies are two silos - very few orphanages are given an adoption license

The number of adoptions has declined over the years – from a high of 6953 in 2012, the number has steadily dropped to less than 4500 in 2015. This decline is not due to lack of parents willing to adopt but due to the shortage of children available for adoption.  This White Paper therefore responds to one key question - where are the children that are eligible for adoption and what can be done to bring them into the adoption stream.

CSA is focused to work in and around below action points.

Training and capacity building of rural adoption agencies

Move eligible children from orphanages to adoption

Enlist adoption agencies in every district

Sensitization of all stakeholders

Training and revamping of CWC functioning

 

In the process of our work with CCIs, we came face to face with another shocking reality. Working with an orphanage in Odisha, we found first, that the orphanage was not registered-neither as an NGO nor under the State. Second, that there were a handful of children who were orphans below the age of 6 years and were without any parental contact  and should have been in adoption stream.

Based on the experience with adoptable children in orphanages, we conducted a need based study of orphanages and get a status of parental contact or lack thereof. Focusing on the states of Odisha, Goa and MP, we selected a sample of 63 CCIs across 5 districts in 3 states supporting a child-population of 2341 children; 54% of the children are boys and 46% girls. 3% are under the age of 6 years and 23% between the age of 6 and 10 years. Thus close to 30% are under the age of 10 years.

In this population we tried to identify children who had no parental contact for prolonged periods. A qualified Social Worker did a detailed study through interviews with the Institute authorities, checking their records and, with each individual child. It also included a preliminary search for the parent/relative or any other contact at the address as per the official records. The results of the study are summarized below:

To summarize the study, 22% of the children are with no parental contact or irregular parental contact. Of these, 35 children, 1.5% of the total orphanage population are below the age of 6 and another 114, i.e. 4.8% are in the age group of 6-10 years. This means that 6.3% of children could potentially be in the adoption stream! Of these about half (3.2%) have no parental contact and the remaining half would need a careful investigation and decisions made in the “Best interest of the Child. We are convinced that between 2% and 3% of the children in orphanages at a minimum should be and can be put in the adoption stream. 

Our effort to bring the children eligible for adoption in Adoption Mainstream is triggered based on this study and with your help and cooperation we are going to rehabilitate the Children with no parental contact by opening doors of the most complete form of rehabilitation i.e Adoption.

 
   

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