Creating a Community Based Safety Net for Deprived Children through Education and Protection in North Dinajpur, West Bengal

Division Unit :
Uttar Dinajpur Field Unit, Education Resource Centre (ERC)
Coverage :
101 slums in 25 wards of Raiganj Municipality; and 15 sansads of Goti Gram Panchayat of Goalpokher-1 Block.
Donor :
Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (Tata Trusts)
Start date :
1-6-2014
End date :
31-5-2017

Objectives: To ensure elementary education along with ICT based learning inputs to out of school girls and boys between 6 to 14 years in the selected villages of Goalpokhor – I block .. more

  • To provide children with life skills support in both urban slums & rural communities towards preparing them to prevent early marriage and trafficking.
  • To capacitate parents to deal effectively with their children infected and affected by HIV /AIDS.
  • To operate a Rescue Centre in Raiganj for children being rescued through Childline services for short term care & support.
  • To sensitize parents, community leaders, police and local self government on ill effects of early marriage & trafficking and establish community level child protection committees.
  • To ensure community based child tracking mechanism by involving the local administration, police, schools and communities.