Celebration of CHILD RIGHTSon the theme CHILDLINE SE DOSTI week by CHILDLINE, Rangareddy (Urban)

13th November: Press meets

On 13th November 2016 Fr. Sudhakar Bellamkonda, Director of Childline, Rangareddy District COLLAB (Urban) had press conference with different newspapers representatives in Childline office, Ramanthapur. In the meeting we shared about the role of Childline (10…9…8) and also the theme Childline Se Dosti of Child Rights week. As per the guidelines given by Childline India Foundation a detailed program for the week long schedule was shared with them. They have promised us to cooperate and collaborate with us in the noble cause of taking care of the children who are in need of care of protection. They also appreciated the work carried out by the childline in the past year. During this informal press meet all the staff of Childline present along with Mr Santosh, Coordinator.  The news was published in 4 Telugu news papers and 1 English News papers

Prior to it on 7th of November 2016, Fr. Sudhakar Bellakonda, Director had a meeting with all the childline staff to plan out the programme of the child right week scheduled from 14th – 20th November 2016. We took up the mail send by the City In-charge Mr Deepak regarding the National plan for the week long programe. We appreciate National team for sending the material much ahead of the time. Staff activity involved in the planning and took up the responsibilities voluntarily. They also went around different offices to get necessary permissions. With the formation of new Districts, present COLLAB (URBAN) of Rangareddy falls in the jurisdiction of Madchel District Keesara village as temporary Head Quarters. On 9th November 2016 We met Collector of Medchal, Sri. M.V. Reddy, IAS and sort the appointment for 14th November 2016 to release the Posters on POSCO Act and Childline Se Dosti.  He has not confirmed the appointment but later he will inform us through his personal secretary. During our interaction with him, we have informed him about the childline and its functionalities. We also explained to him detailed progaramme about the CHILD RIGHTS WEEK which falls between 14th November 2016, on the day we celebrate the children’s day in India and concludes on 20th November 2016 on the day we celebrate International Children’s day.

14th November 2016: Children’s Day

On the first day of week-long child rights week programme began at 8.30 am by releasing the Childline se Dosti posters in children’s assembly at Don Bosco Navajeevan rehabilitation centre, Ramanthapur in the presence of the children. It was released by Fr Gnanam, Assist Director and Workshop Manager of Don Bosco Navajeevan Homes in Twin Cities. Later Mr. Sandeep Gane, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Malkajigiri released the Childline Se Dosti and POCSO Act 2012 posters and one of the child representative tied the CHILDLINE SE DOSTI wrist bands to all staff of ACP office. In his short message, ACP assured that the children will be protected and will give their full cooperation to address the issues of the children and also he promised if any sexual harassment and Sexual assault take place in any corner in his jurisdiction then the case will be filed as per the POCSO act 2012. The Childline staff thanked him for assurance and cooperation.                                                                                                                                                                                                       15th November, 2016: Signature campaign

On 15th Nov, 2016 we conducted signature campaign as part of Childline se dosti program at four places in Ranga Reddy District (urban). Schedule of the signature campaign was as given below;

Place

Timings

Team members

ECIL, Bus stand

11:30 am to 4:00pm

K Santosh & Sandyarani

Alwal, Bus Stop

11:00 am to 2:00pm

Subash, Sunitha & Hidayath

LB Nagar,  Bus stop

11:00 am to 01:00pm

Swamy & Joshna

Mega College, Ramanthapur

02:00 pm TO 3:00 pm

Swamy& Joshna

 16th November 2016 - Screening of Komal Short Film:

As part of the 3rd day of the celebrations of child rights weeks Childline Staff went to 5 regional schools in Kushaiguda, Yapral, Balajinagar, Saroornagar with telugu and urdu medium schools respectively. Mr. Santhosh, Coordinator and Sandhyarani, one of the Team Members went to School Kushaiguda and met with the Principal of the school and they explained about the role of the Childline and the activities carried out by them. They showed lot of interest to know about 10…9…8. Later they showed Komal short film to 6th to 10th class children. The movie is about the Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). The strength of the school was around 900 children. The theme of the short film was about good touch and bad touch and it was narrating the child rights.

17th November 2016 - Essay writing competition & screening KOMAL short film in ZPHS KAPRA

Already on 11th November 2016 childline staff talked with the school Head Master through phone call regarding the programs on 17th November, 2016 and got prior permission from them. Since the school is far way child Team has to move by 08:00am from the office to reach on time of school 09:30am to ZPHS School at Kapra. At First we conducted an essay writing competition on child rights in 300 words. In this competition 73 students of 9th class were participated.  Later screening of movie Komal short film for 6th class to 10th class who were around 450 children. The Komal short film was about GOOD TOUCH AND BAD TOUCH and also importance of child protection and healthy growth of children. Finally we took a small awareness session on Childline se dosti program to the students and faculty.

18th November 2016 - Games and Competition for the disabled children:

The childline team went to the Aaradhana disabled school and met the organization in charge Mr. Sudharshan and explained about the theme CHILDLINE SE DOSTI and childline responsibilities. We gathered with 45 children and interacted with them and organized drawing competition, indoor games, and cultural activities. The children were participated with enthusiasm and showed their skills in the activities

19th November 2016 - World Prevention of Child Abuse Day:

On 12th November 2016 Childline team members Sandhyarani and Joshna went to Keesara village ZPH schools. Sandhyarani and Joshna met the school principal and explained about childline childline se dosti, Principal responded well and gave permission to organize a rally with the school children in Keesara on 19th of  November as a part of 'World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse'.  Later our staff members went to local Kesara Police station and met SHO (Station House Officer) and took permission regarding the rally and also invited them to participate in the rally and also we met local MEO (Mandal Education Officer) and invited to participate in the rally and help to success the rally.

International Children’s Day, 20th November 2016

On 20th November 2016, as part of WORLD CHILD RIGHTS DAY and conclusion of week-long celebrations with the motto Childline Se Dosti, we the childline team conducted rally in Ramanthapur with the children of  Don Bosco Navajeevan Rehabilitation Centre. About 38 school children and 6 Childline staff participated in this rally. We started from Childline office and went to Pragathi Nagar, Indranagar, church colony. The children were enthusiastically raised their voice with the slogans along with the flags to save the child and their rights. We spread awareness on Childline 1098 and their duties. We got a heavy response from the public and many have participated voluntarily in the rally. And also the public was curious to know about Childline and its services.

With the collaboration and cooperation of Police department, Government departments, DCPU, CWCs, Schools, Childliine Foundation of India especially Mr Deepak who has been personally following up the events and programmes during the child rights week and we also thank Fr. Sudhakar Bellamkonda, Director Childline Rangareddy COLLAB Urgan, who showed lot interest from planning to execution and follow up week long programme. General public, media etc., successfully concluded week-long Child Rights week with a positive responses. A special note of thanks to media who were publishing most of our programmes organized during this week.