Addressing Child Rights

VAAGHDHARA adopts a twin-track approach to enhance child protection and inclusive quality education in the target area. By 2020 the organization has plans to reach about 1 lakh children to ensure their protection against all kinds of abuse, exploitation and violence; prevention of migration for work; ensure improved quality of education with focus on learning at pre-school and primary level and enhance access to social protection schemes for improved income of families.

In order to achieve the desired impact VAAGDHARA is undertaking a range of activities and studies to understand the extent of violence and abuse against children. Key interventions include protection of children (from all forms of exploitation) and their healthy development through strengthening of government machinery and ensuring effective implementation of various child related schemes/acts. The organization works intensively on issues related to Nutrition, Health, Education and Child Rights.

At a wider level, VAAGDHARA also strives for consent building among key stakeholders to influence policy decisions and creating an enabling environment for children’s growth and development. One of such key policy interventions includes Preparation of State Plan of Action for Elimination of Child Labour in Rajasthan. Apart from this, Initiatives intending at decreasing child mortality and child malnutrition, increasing access/availability of quality services, promoting healthy hygiene and sanitation practices, safe drinking water, capacity building of Village Health and Sanitation Committees (VHSC; formed under NRHM), Capacity Building of Panchayat Level Child Protection Committee and ensuring participation of children through Formation and strengthening of Children’s Groups.

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FOCUS THEME: CHILD PROTECTION AND DEVELOPMENT

Develop Tribal junction of Rajasthan , Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat as a place where children get opportunities for better emotional , physical and educational growth. What we are doing to Achieve This :
  • Strengthening grassroot level institutions which are directly/indirectly linked with Child Development
  • Developing Model villages where we are linking sustainable livelihood Models and child friendly villages.
  • Developing networking and different platforms on Child Protection and development become concern issue.
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Highlights of Child Development Initiatives

  • Strengthen 100 village child protection committees which now themselves addressing child issues at village level

  • 17 CPC gave Memo at block and district level for opening of AWCs as well as low number of teachers in schools.

  • Identified child friendly volunteers for sustainability of projects and to develop village as child friendly

  • Formation and strengthening of 253 PLCPC
  • Through linkages with government 507disabled were benefitted with concerned social security schemes and provided with disability equipments

  • 1163 people were link with MGNREGA with the efforts of CPC and team

  • 7250 Adolescents are provided with life skill training which increase self confidence as well as develop understanding on child sensitive issues.

Highlights of Child Development Initiatives

    Strengthen 153 SMC on RTE
  • CPC stopped 17 child marriage with the joint efforts of child line.

  • Government linkages and providing green gram to 1000 BPL families of children in project area.

  • Signed MOU with ICDS Department under NAND GHAR YOJNA

  • Developing 10 Aanganwadi as model Aanganwadi and provided with TLM and BLES to 100 AWCs

  • Building Capacity of the teachers on delivering child friendly education

  • 10608 linked with Social Protection Schemes.

  • 520 Malnourised Children refered to MTC and in which 112 linked with CMAM Government Program

  • 3324 children upto 2 years of age are linked with VHND for regular immunization


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November 15, 2017
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Started “Balika Gourav Yatra”

November 7, 2017
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“Childline Se Dosti” Week

January 24, 2017
National Girl Child Day 2017

National Girl Child Day 2017

On the occasion of National Girl Child Day, Save the Children in association with Vaagdhara organised special Gram Sabha in 50 gram panchayats of Dungarpur and […]
November 26, 2016
Saccha Bachpan - Children´s voices on child labor and the new child labor law

Sachha Bachpan – Children´s voices on child labor and the new child labor law

Child labor and unequal childhood are India’s worst-kept secret, and a new law claiming to protect the rights of children is in fact legalizing child labor […]
November 20, 2016
Child Rights India

Child Rights realization – Still a faraway dream?

Do your bit to see the change! There’s nothing more joyful than a smile that lurks across a child’s face, and more heartfelt if the reason […]
November 17, 2016
Child Rights Education Program by Vaagdhara and Save the Children organization

Child Rights Education Program by Vaagdhara and Save the Children organization

Child Rights Education Program Vaagdhara in association with Save The Children, organized awareness programs in various schools of the Banswara district of Southern Rajasthan, to educate […]