Riceviamo e pubblichiamo da Padre George Nadackal
Affectionate greetings from all the Children and Staff at Ashalayam!
The month of February had more of external activities than internal and our children were all on their toes to do it well. The workshop on National Initiative for Child protection had good number of participants and it was an enriching experience for the participants. The coming month is also important for our children as well as the others, because of the examinations. We wish them all best of success especially those who are going to appear for the Board Examinations.
May God bless you
With warm regards
Father George Nadackal
O R I E N TAT I O N V I S I T
On 16th February 2013, Social Work students from Bosco Institute Jorhat visited Don Bosco Ashalayam as part of their academic tour. In addition to the learning experience, the guests got an opportunity to interact with our children as well as with professional staff from diverse disciplines.
On 18th Feb 2013, in the evening Ashalayam boys were invited to British Embassy for celebrating the spirit of friendly football match with British children. The fans of Barclays Premier League were excited to be a part of the match.
The team consisted of boys below 12 years. It was interesting to see that even amidst the heightened game good sportive spirit prevailed among the children. They played enthusiastically and both teams scored one goal each and the match ended in a draw. The events had a happy ending with snacks and refreshments served to everyone.
FOOT BALL MATCH AT BRITISH EMBASSY
MONITORING VISIT FROM CIF
Childline India Foundation (CIF) is the nodal agency of the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development. It acts as the parent organisation for setting up, managing and monitoring the Childline 1098 service all over the country.
Ms. Heenu Singh, Head of North Regional Resource Center, and Mr. Shaiju Varghese, senior Programme Coordinator visited Don Bosco Childline on 19th to 21st February 2013 to monitor efficient functioning of the center.
CULTURAL EVENT AT SUN FOUNDATION
On 20th Feb 2013 Ashalayam boys staged cultural programmes on Sun Foundation’s Annual Day Celebration at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat center New Delhi. They appreciated the musical talents and fine performance of our children and promised to assist the children in their own way.
N I C P WO R K S H O P
On 22nd Februyary, 2013 a workshop was organized on National Initiative for Child Protection (NICP) at Don Bosco Ashalayam in collaboration with National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development and CHILDLINE India Foundation. It was an orientation workshop for the functionaries of the child care institutions.
It saw 62 participants take a day out from their schedule to take part in it. The programme was inaugurated by Fr. George Nadackal, Director, Don Bosco Ashalayam. Fr. Edward Sacrawat Asst. Director , addressed words of welcome to all.
Resource persons were competent and well experienced at grass root level, which held the interest of the participants as they took them through the basics of the children at risk. Resource persons were competent and well experienced at grass root level, which held the interest of the participants as they took them through the basics of the children at risk.
Dr. Komal Ganotra, Ex- RRC Head North India CIF & Child Rights Activist presented “CHILD RIGHTS- Strategies to strengthen the protective environment for children”.
Her inputs generated spiriteddiscussion. It was followed by Dr. Bharti Sharme, Ex- Chairperson, CWC & Child Rights Activist who explainedthe subject “The protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012”. Ashalayam boys entertainedthe participants with their melodious songs.
It was a very enriching experience for all the participants. It helped them to refresh their thinking and acquireknowledge in the areas of child protection. They all appreciated the input sessions, hospitality and theway the whole programme was organized.
CHILDLINE Central Zone (Salaam Balak Trust) organized a full day brainstorming workshop on 27th Feb 2013 at DMRC Tis-Hasari.
The workshop was facilitated by experts from DCPCR, Labor Commissioner and SDM. 3 members of DBA CHILDLINE team actively participated and they were trained in Right to Education and its influence on children, Child Labor & Bondage Labor Act.
“RIGHTS OF THE CHILD FOCUSING ON OUT OF SCHOOL WORKING CHILDREN”
Don Bosco Ashalayam ( CHILDLINE West) often does rescue operation. Rescue operation is the immediate response by law enforcement agencies to release a child from exploitation and prevent the crime of trafficking and child labour.
On 28th February 2013 DBA CHILDLINE team has done rescue operation at Mahavir Nagar and Rajori Garden. To our surprise all four children were bonded labourers’ and we are happy to have rescued them. We find that most of the rescued child labourers were trafficked from the villages of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Since they are all below 18 years of age the rescued children will benefit under Bonded Labour Act and Child Labour Act. We are very careful about maintaining the secrecy of the cases and on impending raid.
A S H A L AYA M – M O N T H LY S TAT I S T I C S
Total Children During the Month 122
Number of Children on the first Day of the Month 110
New Admission During the Month 012
Details of Children Moved Out:
Transferred to other Homes 004
Restored to Family 009
Run Away/ Missing 001
Set Free 005
Total number of Children on the last day of the Month 103
IN THE HOSTEL:
Particulars Number College Going Boys 12
Studies & Vocational Training 15
Working Boys 03
STREET EDUCATION PROGRAMME
No – Name of the centre – Number of Children contacted
1 Kali Mandir 52
2 Okhla Railway Station 42
3 Nizamudin Railway Station 32
4 Sadar Bazar 42
5 I.S.B.T 16
6 Bangala Sahib Gurudwara 49
SHELTER HOME- OKHLA MON T H L Y
Total Children During the Month 46
Number of Children on the first Day of the Month 27
New Admission During the Month 19
Details of Children Moved Out:
Transferred to other Homes 05
Restored to Family 14
Run Away/ Missing 00
Set Free 00
Total number of Children on the last day of the month 27
K N OWL E D G E C O R N E R
The Protection of Children from sexual offences ACT 2012
Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 came into force on 14 November 2012. The Act was passed in the Indian Parliament in May 2012.
The Act under its ambit defines child as a person below the age-group of 18 and is gender neutral and have a clear definition for all types of sexual abuses like sexual harassment, penetrative or non-penetrative sexual abuse, and pornography.
Don Bosco Ashalayam
Old Najafgarh Road
Palam Gaon, New Delhi-110045
Phone No.: Director-(011)25080097, House-25080094