Summary This program is organized for the children of our Remedial schools and members of Self Help Groups. This program aims for the children from the age group of 10-14 to encourage them to engage in national and international democratic process. These children will be discussing issues that directly affecting their lives. Through this program, we believe that every child should be able to express themselves openly and without fear. Challenge The children in the slums do not have good access to quality education as their parents are unable to provide them. The children living in vulnerable condition are not raised well and they do not know their rights. The children are forced to discontinue their studies and sent for employment to support their families thereby losing their opportunity. The ambiance in their area makes the children to pick up bad habits. Solution Through this program prime trust offers training on acquiring leadership qualities personality development. This program also aims to make the children aware of their rights. The children also get to know the Indian political system, environment and health and hygiene. Thus the children acquire holistic development. Long-Term Impact The long term impact of this program would be to create a potential society who will be assets of our nation. Resources http://www.primetrust.org https://www.facebook.com/Prime-Trust-Childrens-Par Organization Information Prime Educational and Social Trust LOCATION: Puducherry - India WEBSITE: http://www.primetrust.org FACEBOOK: Facebook Page TWITTER: @trust_prime
Jul 11, 2019
Children's Parliament for children in slums
By S.M. Arasu - Founder Director
Children’s Parliament is to engage children’s participation and engagement. Through our rights-based, creative practice, we provide younger children from diverse backgrounds with opportunities to share their experiences, thoughts and feelings so that they can influence positive change in their lives at home, in school and in the community.
The targeted group, the children in the slums do not have good access to quality education as their parents are unable to provide them. The children living in this vulnerable condition are not raised well and they do not know their rights. Due to poverty, the children are forced to discontinue their studies and sent for employment to support their families thereby losing their opportunity. The ambiance in their area make the children to pick up bad habits.
This program aims at providing training on acquiring leadership qualities, personality development. The objective of this program is to make aware their rights. The children are given information on the political system in India, about the environment. This program helps the children to acquire holistic development.
The long term impact of this program would be to create a potential society who will be assets of our nation.
The major objectives of this program is to provide the poor with access to financial services as well as an opportunity for them to build their financial capacity and ability to grow to financial self-sufficiency.
Bringing people out of poverty cannot be done through charitable efforts alone. It requires empowering disenfranchised groups to become self-reliant. Women, in particular, face a range of societal ills that puts them at a distinct disadvantage. Factors such as alcoholism, low literacy rates, limited employment opportunities, predatory lending and the resulting "debt trap" restrict women from having an expendable income, let alone start small businesses of their own.
This project will provide small grants or loans to women pursuing small businesses of their own. Awarding of loans and grants will be based on established small businesses or clearly outlined new ideas. Prime Trust already has a fair trade store in Puducherry that sells products that are made by women from our self-help groups. These women have voiced their need for additional funding to expand their businesses.
This project makes our women to become self-reliant and self-sustaining. It gives them financial independence that they rightfully deserve. Additionally, there are added opportunities for employment opened. They are also able to meet other small business owners through our Akshaya store meetings. This ability to form networks with other women gives them access to support systems and safety nets that they otherwise would not have within their own families.