Rehabilitation of Commercially Sexually exploited children - is a program running successfully in the city of Quetta, Baluchistan. According to the base line survey conducted in the year 2006 in Quetta it has been found that some 2500 children are involved in commercial sex and found at video games shops, mini cinemas, internet cafes and hotels where the perpetrators pay the amount to the children for sexual activities which results in the degradation of the children mental and physical health. Many diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other STd (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) have been prevalent among the children. Child protection Center established in 2006 at the heart of the city serving as a point for the rehabilitation of such children by not only providing them a safe and healthy environment but also fulfill their nutritional, psycho social and medical needs. Formal/non formal classes and recreational activities have been provided to the children. SEHER works on the 3 pronged strategy for the rehabilitation of the CSEC and CSA children, i.e (i) Rehabilitation of children (ii) Skill development and job placement (iii) Advocacy with the stake holders. During the quarter from July to September 2012 the progress of the project is as under; 1. Mobilization of Stake Holders 1.1 Parent Community Committees Monthly meetings were held with the PCC in the targeted communities, in these meetings child protection situation of their particular area was discussed and decisions and actions points were reviewed and they shared the updates regarding their activities regarding child protection. The meeting aims to ensure their participation and monitoring the Child protection in their areas. It was discuss and plan with them that they will keenly observe the activities of children and the spots where there is risk of abuse. S. No Month No. of meetings No. of participants 1 July 7 35 2 Aug 8 40 3 Sep 8 40 4 Total 23 115 2. Coordination with Police stations During the Reported quarter coordination meetings were conducted with Police stations of the Quetta city to enhance the link and effective reporting of the spots for the closer, police officers and police personals were oriented about IMTIZAJ Project and information about the Parents and child groups were provided to them for the effective linkages. S.No Month Session No of Person 1 Jul 9 9 2 Aug 7 7 3 Sep 8 8 Total 24 24 2. Mobilization of Victim Children Team identify the children with risk behaviour on the spots and initiate the counselling and motivation process to attend the CPC activities. The children who are willing to come to CPC are registered there and rehab process is started but if some children do not agreed to come to CPC the counseling process has been continued there. 2.1 The Registered children need to be followed up so team visited their homes and spots to ensure to put the rehab process on track. 2.2 Family play vital role in the rehabilitation of children victim of CSEC, where ever it is required family members are contacted and taken into confidence, they are provided information how to communicate with the child and deal with him. During the reporting Period 19 families of children were contacted and they were mobilized to re-enrol their children in schools. A meeting with doctor panel was organized 5 doctors participated in the meeting and issues of child protection. # Month No. Of Follow up visits No. Of Children Spot visits New children identified 1 July 16 51 23 32 2 Aug 14 32 17 25 3 Sep 13 38 21 14 Total 43 121 61 71 3.1 Educational Activities at CPC Educational activities are being implemented for the Prevention of children from Exploitation, through these activities they learn, reading & writing, computer, English language, and life skills. Basic Literacy Literacy class aims to enable children to write, read and count. The literacy classes are based on alphabets, Numbers, basic words and sentences, addition and subtraction. Their learning is being assessed on monthly bases and based on the result their next lessons are planned. Following table shows the progress during reporting Quarter # Month No of session No of children 1 July 16 25 2 Aug 16 25 3 Sep 15 15 Total 47 65 B. Computer literacy The high risk areas to be trapped and exploited are net cafes and gaming zones where children visit to play games and have fun. They visit pornographic sites and the abusers initiate the exploitation process from these spots. CPC provided them opportunity to learn and play games to have fun at computer lab in a safe environment with a productive adult supervision. Children are categorized in different group, like pre beginner, beginners, and level I and their classes were scheduled. Following table is about the Computer literacy. Computer Literacy # Month No of session No of children/session 1 Jul 19 35 2 Aug 16 35 3 Sep 19 25 Total 54 95 A. English language B. English is a very successful tool for indulging and retention of street children where all other activities aim at their rehabilitation. Keeping in view the interest of the CSEC language session is taken on regular basis at CPC. In the beginning CSEC were very indigent in English but now they have very opulent knowledge regarding it. They can write, read and trying to speak in English and CSEC also take part rigorously in the debate. The children enjoy speaking in English as far as they have learnt it also acts as a cover for the parents who assume that their children are being taught multi subjects and are in proper respectable place. # Month No of session No of children 1 Jul 16 25 2 Aug 16 25 3 Sep 8 30 Total 40 80 D. Life skill based education Children love to learn life skills through sessions, pictorial stories and role plays. These sessions help them to improve their decision making, problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills. # Month No of session No of children 1 July 4 35 2 Aug 4 35 3 Sep 4 50 Total 12 120 E. Religious education During the reporting period religious education sessions were conducted on daily bases in which Hadiths, Quran verses, and prayers were shares and through these sessions children's spiritually and positivity was enhanced. The religious restriction on sexual activities was communicated to decrease their involvement. # Month No of session No of children 1 July 18 45 2 Aug 12 45 3 Sep 16 55 `W Total 46 145 During the reporting period religious education sessions were conducted on daily bases in which Hadiths, Quran verses, and prayers were shares and through these sessions children's spiritually and positivity was enhanced. The religious restriction on sexual activities was communicated to decrease their involvement. F. Recreational activities Following Recreational Activities were carried out in the CPC during this Quarter o Creative expression competitions o Indoor games like Caram board, lodu blocks etc o Malamal, Aflaton, Bank of Creative Idea, Baid, Karam Board, o Out Door Cricket Match, Football Match 3.2 Educational Activities at CFS Under result 3 following activities were carried out Child Friendly Space CFS established and providing services to children with the support of community are continued working in this quarter. In this quarter 3 CFS provided educational, recreational and life skill education services to children in the out skirts of Quetta. Area Name of volunteers # of Children registered # of Working hours Pashtoonabad Muhammad Zaman 45 3 Hours Killi tairkha Hafiz , Habibullh 45 3 Hours Chaki Shahwani Naseebullah 38 3 Hours Faiz abad 40 3 Hours Axis 4: Rehabilitation of Victims For the rehabilitation of the children victim of CSEC following activities were carried out. 4.1 Psychosocial counselling Individual and group sessions were conducted for the children, with the new registered children Assessment sessions and history taking was conducted. Counseling aimed to provide them a safe place to express their feelings and give them insight to take decision to protect themselves from abusive activities. The counselor was able to gain their trust and provide them a friendly environment for counseling. There are some children found with significant indicators in their changed behavior. Annex 3 case studies 4.2 Medical Services Medical treatment for the minor problems children having was provided at CPC and for the intense treatment they were referred to the Sandman provincial hospital where the Members of Doctor Panel treat them. The prescribed medicines were provided from SEHER as the governmental hospitals lack medicines and parents of these children cannot afford. Sessions on health and hygiene, HIV, STIs and TB were conducted and on monthly bases their learning was Assess. Malamal was also an effective tool to learn about their physical safety. A weekly Chart was developed to enforce children to carry out activities for their better Hygiene. Medical Treatment S.No Month No of treatment at CPC No of Referral 1 July 35 35 2 Aug 35 35 3 Sep 15 15 Total 84 84 Health and hygiene sessions S. No Month No of session No of children 1 July 4 23 2 Aug 4 23 3 Sep 4 30 Total 12 76 HIV sessions S. No Month No of session No of children 1 July 4 30 2 Aug 4 30 3 Sep 4 35 Total 12 95 4.3 Nutrition supplement The Nutritional needs of these children are neglected by their parents and during their working hours they cannot afford to buy food for them. They are exploited for the provision of food so SEHER arrange lunch at CPC for them and provide them food. They are provided lunch according to Menu decided for the week and tea with Biscuits twice a day. 4.4 Skill Development Children learned skills in the CPC, fancy work; tailoring and mobile repairing are the skills which are being taught to the children. The skill trainer develop plan for each child to learn and be able to earn a livelihood. In the reporting period for the practical learning, children were placed temporarily with vendors to have exposure to the market under the supervision of skill trainers. The children in fancy work develop and design their samples to Learn and their sample work was preserved with their names. Skill Development S. No Month Tailoring Fancy Work Mobile Repairing 1 Jul 13 22 22 2 Aug 18 18 18 3 Sep 20 16 16 Total 41 56 56 Market Visit # Skill No.of children registered Children Visitied Market Exposure children registered for TTB 1 Mobile repairing 25 6 9 2 Tailoring 25 6 10 3 Fancy work 25 6 7 Total 75 18 26
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