Would like to share the static of our sessions and achievements in the year 2019:
In the year 2018-19, the Organization Sahyog Care had conducted counseling session with the children in different MCD and government schools . We have also conducted session with Teachers and Principals in MCD Schools in South Zone to help in reducing the occurrence of child sexual abuse or heal its psychological, social, sexual and physical consequences. Started with the vision to see world free from child sexual abuse, the project aims at conducting workshops (ToT) with the Teachers and Principals so that they can understand the importance/sensitivity of issue and can handle the situation at their end and to empower them with prevention and intervention skills in order to reduce the cases of child sexual abuse. We are conducting these sessions in between April 2019 to Feb 2020.
Topic of Sessions / Activities
No. of Schools
No. of Sessions
CSA (Child Sexual Abuse)
It is extremely commendable effort from NDMC to think about the protection of child through awareness sessions and preparedness session on Child sexual abuse.
Thinking on the same lines Sahyog plans to work with key stakeholders in the same project, that is the children studying currently in the school, teachers ,principals and parents.Sahyog take up the issue of Child Sexual Abuse specifically.
Rationale of the project;
It is a fact that Childhood is the best part of one’s life, hence we need to nurture our children with care and affection. We need to join hands and make conscious efforts to stop children being abused. The gravity and very loud silence of the situation demands that the issue of child abuse be placed on the topmost in our agenda.
Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a universal problem with grave repercussions. Five years ago Sahyog embarked on its journey to respond to the issue. It was a path less tread upon, and consequently a more Challenging route. It was a world defined by the language of silence, a silence which speaks and a silence, to which, we at Sahyog try to give a strong voice. Sahyog Care an organization whose mission is to prevent the occurrence of child sexual abuse and heal those who have been affected by it.
Sahyog synergises with the aims of NDMC which also talks on breaking the silence on CSA and hearing the voices in an empathetic manner. It hence becomes imperative to generate awareness and address the issue of CSA amongst children and other stakeholders.
Goal- Hearing the silence on Child Sexual Abuse & addressing the issue proactively
EXPECTATION FROM NDMC
2 general awareness workshops on CSA in the selected schools on Good &Bad touch
2 days per school
Workshops conducted successfully.Appreciation letter from Principal
Counselors, staff & conveyance
IEC material through posters ,banners and snakes & ladders
Communication with Principals and teachers from each section . selected to ensure the continuity of the project .
Recap and Training/Counselling .
Questionnaire generated by Sahyog filled up after the session.
Staff, counselors &conveyance of Sahyog
Sahyog care for you interacted with children and silent complains from CSA victims.
Staff, counselors &conveyance
Reporting by Principal and teachers to Sahyog
OUTCOMES FROM THE PROJECT
- A model of psychotherapeutic intervention that SAHYOG CARE & NDMC has worked on, can be replicated and implemented in other institutions that work with young people healing from trauma.
- Abused children identified ,progressing & healing and moving towards self-actualization.
- “Hearing the silence” -Complaints from Victims taken by Sahyog .
- Parents and caregivers are aware enough to take the time to learn about sexual abuse and its warning signs.
- Children can easily know about the safe touch and unsafe touch.