Association for Rural Planning and Action
Rightly said and believed children are the future of the society, the organisation engages with the children to address their rights to a healthy and safe childhood. Issues of discrimination on the bases of gender at home, school and society at large, child marriage, child labour, violence against children are addressed through awareness generation and legal support. Activities like camps, extra-curricular activities and film shows are organised to promote equality, justice and all round development of the children.
ARPAN is a nodal agency at the district level for Child Help Line 1098 since 2014. Cases of discrimination, violence, sexual abuse, drug abuse, health and education are registered and taken up by the team of child line. Child Help line is a 24x7 service run with the support of Child India Foundation and Ministry of Women and Child.
Till 2018 a total of 1,419 children cases have been registered and addressed.
Education and health is the right of every child/citizen and not a privilege. Keeping this fact in view the organisation engages with the school management committees of the government primary schools with an objective to support and strength both the infrastructure and quality education for integrated development of the children by developing linkages with other stakeholders. The organisation disseminates information on the laws related to children – POCSO, Juvenile Justice Act, trafficking and Right to Education.
Children camps and fairs, exposure visits and activities to enhance their skills are carried out from time to time. To bridge the generation gap, activities like story writing by children on their surrounding historical places, monuments, names, etc., are encouraged. Workshops to relate the stories by children amidst the elders of the family and village are organised, which strengthens the bond of love, respect and dignity between the children and elderly members of the family.