Oct 3, 2018

Sustaining Children in Education

When we work at the grassroots we understand that all the hype about 100% in the so called erudite Kerala is a myth. There are increasing numbers of school drop outs in Kerala.

Why this discrepency?

The educational system in the state is no more of interest to many chidlren. Children in this society  have many more things in their life that interests them; most important among them are cell phones (games, sociel media etc), televisions, video games etc. Our system of education is still black boards, learning by rote and majority of our teachers belong to the old system. There is need to use alternative education methods making use of the latest techniques and teaching methods that interests chidlren.

We have been looking at dropout chidlren who needs to be provided with basics in leteracy, language and maths so that it is possible to bring back interest in chidlren to learn lack of which is also due to the fact that even higher grades of chidlren are not literate.

Our child helpline is always an important to identify drop out children in the district and we provide them shelter and basic education to rejuvenate them and send them back to school.

Thank you for your great supports which will indeed continue to help to susutain chidlren in education.

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Oct 2, 2018

Children in Contact with Railways

From the month of April 2018, we are running a project at the Trivandrum Railway station for children in contact with railways. Railway is the major mode of transport for chidlren who run away from home, those trafficked, those who beg and child labourers and street chidlren. Many children survive on the platform selling, begging, rag picking and sometimes pick pocketing.

Though we had been rurring a rescue booth at the station since 2009, now we have a full team of 12 persons who man the station for unaccompanied chidlren 24 hours of the day. This has resulted in more number of chidlren to take care and provide shelter, food and other sesrvices to such chidlren. The nubers have increased to over 50 chidlren only from railways besides chidlren rescued from the district due to different reasons by CHILD helpline 1098.

More mouths to feed and take care. As this is a challenge we can very proudly say that we are reaching all the chidren who reach the streets of Trivandrum city and no chidlren are left on the streets.

We are extremely grateful for your kind and generous contributions to continue this work of monitoring the streets, railway stations and rescuing and rehabilitation chidlren at risk and more importantly to provide them meals which sometimes they are deprived on the streets.

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Oct 2, 2018

A day With Police

A.C.P ( J.K Dinil) interacting with the children
A.C.P ( J.K Dinil) interacting with the children

A day With Police

About 54 children from Karimadom Colony won over their fear for police. The kids visited Fort Police Station and Mingled freely with the police officers there. The students from class 6-12 were all ears to know how a police station functions.

The dream summer camp with motto “chase your dreams” is being organized by Trivandrum Don Bosco Veedu Society. The day with the children was a break down from routine for the police officers too.

Assistant commissioner of police J.K Dinil received the team of students and interacted with the students some of whom wanted to become police officers.

“Since the crimes are rising, we need more talented officers. More students should come forward to join the police force. IF you notice illegal activities in the neighbourhood, you should report it. You must inform teacher, parents or social activists or police officals. At any cost students should not support crime or criminals, “Dinil said to the children.

From the past 25 years, Don Bosco Veedu Society involves in community activities based in Karimadom slum and as part of it, organizes a month- long summer camp for the children from financially backward families every year. There are several students who are interested in joining the police force. The main aim of this visit was to help them to get rid of the fear, to motivate them, to make them aware of how a police station works.

The visit to police station culminated with screening of short films at the hall of the city’s first child friendly police station.

Presenting the token of Appreciation
Presenting the token of Appreciation
A Fun day: Fort Police station
A Fun day: Fort Police station
Screening of a short film
Screening of a short film
 
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