Meeting with different stakeholders in Kathmandu
On the auspicious occasion of the 26th Convention on the Rights of The Child (Universal Children’s Day) and 13th Anniversary of CWCN; CWCN organized a round table interaction event on 20th November, 2015 with government stakeholders, civil society representatives and national level NGO’s on a contemporary legal document provisions, procedure, its limitations and solutions. On a basic foundation of protecting ‘The Rights to Identity’, as rectified in CRC the discussion was targeted to find out the solutions, address policies difficulties and commitment from directly involved stakeholders. The discussion session was facilitated by Mr. Tarak Dhital-Executive Director of Central Child Welfare Board, Mr. Bhakta Bahadur Bista- Deputy Superintendent of Police Administration from National Center for Children at Risk, Mr. Khil Pd. Subedi-Department officer from Department of Civil Registration and Ms. Sheela Sapkota, a department officer from District Administration office. Event started with the sharing of Mr. Sanphasit Koompraphant statement on the International Child Right’s Day. Further CWCN presented difficult cases of children (as a metaphoric cases faced by majority of Children and Youths in Nepal) who were deprived of legal identity due to various reasons and complexities in process of government of Nepal. The whole discussion was focused on the challenges of identity and through discussion with every stakeholder’s on these difficulties faced by children and youths today solutions were derived and agreed to continue working with every stakeholders on the same to have a certain process flow to help every child to get their rights on identity.
Children from Preparation Center performing in the program
Dashain is the biggest and the longest festival in Nepal. It is the most anticipated festival in Nepal and is celebrated for 15 days starting from “Ghatasthapana” to “Kojagrat Poornima”. It commemorates the triumph of good over evil.
On 13th October 2015 the children and staffs of VOC welcomed Dashain at the Preparation Centre (PC) in Lubhoo by organizing a program. It was the day of ‘Ghatasthapana’, which marks the beginning of the Dashain festival. Every year, VOC is organizing a picnic program on the day of ‘Gatasthapana’ to exchange greetings and to develop a strong relationship between the staffs and children and among themselves.
Children flying kite in the program
The children welcomed Dashain amongst various activities at the Preparation Centre. The children performed dance, drama, sang songs, shared jokes, performed caricature of popular actors, flew kites etc during the event. Around 150 children from community (Family Development Program working area), Drop In Centre (DIC), PC and the reintegrated children participated in the fun event. The children anticipated for this day where they get a platform to show their talent, meet friends, receive gifts and have fun throughout the day. All the participating children received gifts as part of Dashain celebration. Apart from the gifts, the children also enjoyed the delicious lunch served at the end of the event.
CPCR continues to launch an info-graphic to general public via CPCR Thai website and CPCR Facebook Fanpage. This month, a set of info-graphic, ‘First Scanning – How to do a Risks Assessment in the Community’, has been presented. CPCR has created an awareness of child protection and child prevention program to the society by using the info-graphic since the beginning of the year. The info-graphic acknowledges people with easy-to-understand captions and pictures. CPCR wants this info-graphic to be used a teaching tool by many people such as teachers and community leaders.
Bikalpa’s Nepali girls camp 2014
At the present, different forms of violence has emerged and become the reason for rooted conflict around the world. With everyday news of warfare, murders, abductions, domestic, environmental and religious violence surfacing more than positive events, children suffer more and become ‘silent sufferers’ in these contexts. This violence exists in many different forms such as the street children, child prostitution, child soldier, child workers etc. Keeping this bitter truth in mind, the Children Peace Program of Bikalpa Gyan Tatha Bikas Kendra Nepal is organizing 8th Asia Girl Child Peace Camp in Kathmandu Nepal for girls only to come together and share on peace and non- violence and become a collective source to work towards Peace and community building.
The objectives of this camp are:
- To Nurture and Strengthen the Culture of Non-violence and Peace,
- To Share and exchange the wealth of one’s culture
- To offer hope by beginning to create, build & strengthen the Culture of Peace and Non-violence.
- To share and work together on social actions and community building.
- To Establish friendly and peaceful relationships among the girls in Asia
- To have loose and friendly network of Girl Child Peace Makers.
The camp will take place from December 7th till 11th 2015 at Bikalpa’s premises, in Kathmandu, Nepal.
All members of Everest Range are most welcomed to take part in this meeting!
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Winners of Talent Search 2015
Talent Search is a dynamic and result-oriented program to identify core competencies and skills in children with a view to bringing about qualitative improvement. Talent search helps to identify and recognize students with high intellect and academic talent.
When VSSS launched the program for the first time it was confined to girls only since the objective of the year was to identify a suitable candidate for Girl Child peace Camp organized by Bikalpa Gyan Tatha Bikas Kendra Katmandu, Nepal. We were highly successful in the very first assignment we undertook. We could identify very prospective girls whom we followed up with special focus. Scholarships were awarded to the winners of the program. The second program was open to boys and girls and we could identify considerably good performers. As in the first case we followed them up and they had exhibited their efficiency in studies as well as extracurricular activities in the schools and thereafter in the colleges.
For 2015 around 20 children participated in this program with different challenges in many different components such as vocabulary Round, Numerical round, Writing Skills (Essay, Poem, Short Story, short drama), Team Building – Group Discussions, Group Activity, Event management… VSSS aims to keep promoting the talents of children in the forthcoming years!
Children during rally against child labor
Child Labor is the practice of having children engage in economic activity, on part or full-time basis. The practice deprives children of their childhood, and is harmful to their physical and mental development. Poverty, lack of good schools and growth of informal economy are considered as the important causes of child labour in India. As per 2009-2010 nationwide survey found child labour prevalence had reduced to 4.98 million children (or less than 2% of children in 5-14 age group).
In Uttar Pradesh state and in District Moradabad Child Labor is comparatively a bigger challenge. As Moradabad is an export oriented city in spite of costumer pressure child labor is diverted to homes. Some of the children are paid labors and others are working as labor but they are not paid because they are supporting their family works.
SARD organization under Partage program is advocating the awareness generation with the help of concern departments likeminded NGOs through its different groups i.e women, children, adolescent and its meetings.
Children with SARD’s staff during demonstration
Broadly Labor Department, Child Helpline and Human & Child Welfare Foundation, also other NGOs approached to address the issues. In this process we execute periodical meetings, also observed specific days like Children Day, Day Against Child Labor, International Girl Child Day in which we design such programs which reaches the masses like rally, signature campaign, street theaters, pamphlets distributions etc. to make people aware regarding dangers of child labor and promoting the idea of sending child to school which is the desired place for child. Also at the time of school nomination campaign we focus on the children working as labor and try to mainstream them. We also execute rescue operations with the help of Child helpline being operated by SARD in near past (6 months) we rescued 16 Children from labor.
In this way SARD Partage is continuously working with multi stakeholders at all level; from District to Village/Ward level to eradicate Child labor and enable the children to prevail all the rights reserved for them.
Children in Judo competition in Buthan
CWCN splendidly participated in Nepal-Bhutan Friendship Judo Tournament and Joint Training Camp-2015, Bhutan on 19th & 20th September 2015. Team comprising of 9 players and 5 officials represented Nepal in Judo competition. Tournament was organized by Bhutan Judo Association. On 19th September friendship tournament was organized and on 20th September, second day of program joint training was provided to players.15 team members from Nepal leaded by Mr. Dharma Kumar Shrestha, President of CWCN departed to Bhutan on 16th September. In competition for seven gold medals, CWCN team won three gold medals!
A two-day friendship judo tournament between Bhutan and Nepal concluded with a joint training camp. Nine Nepalese players including Bhutanese participant got the opportunity to learn some key moves and tactics from the senior Expert in the Joint Training organized on 20th September 2015. The event was the fourth friendship tournament organized by Bhutan Judo Association (BJA) to provide participants tournament exposure. During the joint training camp, coaches from both the countries shared their expertise.
Representing from Nepal, Dharma Kumar Shrestha of the Child Watbaram Centre, Nepal said that the tournament was a big success for both the teams. Participants were able to exchange culture, friendship and Judo techniques from each other.