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Mainstream hope for 1000 Simdega kids

  • Mainstream hope for 1000 Simdega kids

    Summary: After six months, the girls will be shifted to Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya. Of these, 20 girls who are 17 or 18 years old will be sent to Maharashtra for skill development training which will help them to get employed. "I discussed the problem with them and they are trying to figure out the field in which these girls can be trained so that they can earn a proper livelihood," he said. "We have tied up with Pratham Pace Foundation, an NGO which will be taking these girls to Maharashtra on August 23 and train them for housekeeping, hospitality and food and beverages management. "Officials of various government departments including health, social welfare, education, labour and police have been working towards the programme since the beginning of the year under the coordination of the DCPC.The team has also identified 61 orphaned girls between the age of 15 to 18.

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    Ranchi: The district child protection committee (DCPC) of Simdega has planned to bring over 1,000 vulnerable children, mostly girls into the mainstream.Around 250 girls who have been victims of trafficking and around 500 such girls who quit school seasonally either for going out to work with their parents or during harvest time between the age of six to 14 years will be enrolled into residential schools from September 1. This apart, around 500 children who are orphans, children of single parents or differently-abled who have not been going to schools have been enrolled in residential schools.District Child Protection Officer (DCPO), Tejbal Shubham said, "For the time being these girls will be enrolled in Kanya Pathshala which was a day school that is being converted into a residential school from September. After six months, the girls will be shifted to Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya."Officials of various government departments including health, social welfare, education, labour and police have been working towards the programme since the beginning of the year under the coordination of the DCPC.The team has also identified 61 orphaned girls between the age of 15 to 18.

    Of these, 20 girls who are 17 or 18 years old will be sent to Maharashtra for skill development training which will help them to get employed."We have tied up with Pratham Pace Foundation, an NGO which will be taking these girls to Maharashtra on August 23 and train them for housekeeping, hospitality and food and beverages management. Once the training is completed, they will be employed accordingly," said the DCPO.However, rehabilitating the remaining 41 girls who are between 15 to 17 years of age is a bigger problem.To deal with these problems, the DCPO on Saturday met members of Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society. "I discussed the problem with them and they are trying to figure out the field in which these girls can be trained so that they can earn a proper livelihood," he said..

    Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/Mainstream-hope-for-1000-Simdega-kids/articleshow/53792791.cms


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