Provide food to an orphan or girl child in crisis for a month, INR 1300

" Overview

Voluntary Health Association of Tripura (VHAT) has completed another year of its journey towards the promotion of health and environment status, primary education, empowerment of the downtrodden, gender equity and promotion of care and support for the children in need. VHAT initiated their Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Programme for the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in a few blocks of west and south districts of Tripura in 2007. Anwesha Child Protection Centre (ACPC) was registered under the Juvenile Justice Act on August 1, 2011.

The Basics

While implementing the CHILDLINE Project in 2003, Voluntary Health Association of Tripura realized that childhood facilities for marginalized children (orphan/children in crisis) are very inadequate. While providing emergency services the organization realized that the short-term facilities for the children, before linking them to long-term shelters (in government homes), repatriation or rehabilitation, are very poor. Thus Anwesha Child Protection Centre (ACPC) was initiated in April 2005 as a need-based Home.

How It Works

• This Home was set up for children who were orphaned, runaway, abandoned, victims of violence, rejected by parents (mostly by fathers), and working street children.
• The children could also be economically orphaned i.e. from very poor families like beggars or street dwellers or with parents in prison.
• These children are mostly identified through CHILDLINE.
• When the call is received on 1098 (toll free line of CHILDLINE), the team members investigate and place the child before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC).
• With permission from CWC, the children are admitted in ACPC.
• Every child has a history of repression, deprivation, humiliations and different type of abuses.
• ACPC is a home that can house a number of children - girls and boys.
• VHAT provides the children shelter, education, medical support, balanced nutrition, recreation, cultural activities and vocational training.
• Older children are also provided Life Skill Education.
• VHAT runs a couple of Homes under this programme.
• Anwesha is the Girls’ Home and Unmesh is a Boys home.
• Many of these children have been here for a long time.
• The first child of Anwesha is now studying in Grade 12.
• Food is based on the idea of a balanced diet prepared by a Doctor (Nutritionist).
• This includes rice, dal, egg, fish chicken, milk , vegetables, banana/other seasonal fruits, snacks etc.
• This food is cooked in the kitchen of Anwesha Child Protection Centre by a full time cook and her helper.
• At present almost all the children are attending Government Schools outside the home.
• Coaching is held on Sunday, batch-wise, between 9.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. and Morning - 7-9 a.m. or in evening - 6-8p.m on other days. Statistics

• 1 - Number of teachers who lives in the Home
• 3 – Number of teachers for senior classes
• 4 – Number of teachers for junior classes
• 4 days – Number of days in a week during which the day teachers teach the children
• 2 – Number of Homes run by VHAT under this programme
• 5-10 yrs. – Age-group of children in the Homes
• 10 yrs. – Age of children who are provided Life Skill Education
• 50 – Capacity of ACPC

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Food 1150.00
Overheads & Admin 150.00
Unit Price 1300
Total 1300
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Every child has Right to Food
Sampili Debbarma, a female child from a tribal family, her date of birth is 01-04-1999.Her father Dhaniram Debbarma was a driver. Dhaniram is in life time imprisonment in charge rape and killing of his step mother late Mangal Laxmi Debbarba .When he went to jail Sampili’s mother Smt Lalita Debbarma started working as a daily labor.She is living in Village Baskar Kobrapara, PO Madhabbari ,Jirania West Tripura with her three children . Sampili is the eldest one and reached to adolescent age. Mother does not feel safe to go to work for the whole day leaving Sampili at home. She called on CHILDLINE Agartala for a shelter for Sampili.
After the home visit and investigation by VHAT the child was admitted in Anwesha Child Protection Centre on 11-02-2009.
Sampili is now studying in class II. She is regularly attending the school. She is getting nutrition, education, medical support and recreational facilities in the centre.

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