National YaR Campaign 

With the introduction of ‘Internet’ to mankind, the world became a smaller place where people became closely knit. Sharing of Emails, Messenger Chats, Video Calls, Social Media became a part of daily life. Slowly from Desktops which were huge in size and immobile, we have made Internet available to us on our phones – a lot closer to us physically.

Come the year 1997 we had the Generation ‘Z’ born into the world. These children were not only born in a technologically advanced Earth, but also in a world where a lot of regular life depends on the internet.

We have realized today that the internet is not always good to us. There are a lot of negative effects that have resulted due to the functioning of the internet. From online scamming to cyber bullying to shaping of personalities to manipulated wrong information – the internet has given us all of these.

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CSOs ADDRESSING THE CHILDREN NEED 

There are a lot of children who visit the local government school for completing their education. However, there are a lot of amenities which are often not available in the schools. The children did not have any plates to eat their meals on. The Government was also taking a lot of time to provide them with the same. This issue was raised by the children in the schools of Nannyyaa School, Aryapuram, and Neeru Konda Venkatarama Rao Nagar Palika Prathamika School, Rajahmundry.  This situation was observed during the Nutritional Food Support Program. The civil society members discussed about the need of the children after the issue was reported by the children themselves.   Members from Lions Club and Mr Vinu Reddy

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WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY

The Children’s Group Leader at Sevapattai Community (Salem), Darani, a 15-year-old girl has been very active in her field. She coordinates meetings and even invites her friends for the sessions. As a member of the community she does put up various negative issues that exist within the community including, child marriage and bonded labour. The community is known to abide by these old customs and traditions. One day Dharani noticed that a group of girls from her class were whispering to one another. She later found out that one of her own classmates was getting married. So much so that the classmate was being forced into the wedding. Dharani and her friends wanted to confront the classmate’s family but they

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CHILD FRIENDLY SPACES AT POLICE STATIONS

It is a known fact that working with the city administration is difficult. When approached to set up a Child Friendly Spaces within the police stations, the Police Commissioner of Vadodara denied the request. However, with time and persuassion, Ms Megha Tevar Patel and Mr Chirag Koradiya, Additional Commissioners of Poilce, Vadodara agreed to collaborate with Child Friendly Vadodara team.  Between December of 2020 and June of 2021, we were able to set up a total of 5 child friendly spaces across Vadodara city. With the help of civil society members, talented artists and children, the first child friendly space was set up in Mahila police station at Karelibaug. This was followed by spaces being set up in Harni, Bapod

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YaR Annual Awards

The names of the awardees were announced for the National YaR Awards 2021. This event was live streamed on Zoom and shared with the Don Bosco family and friends across the country. The award winners will be felicitated in the upcoming Annual YaR Seminar. The names of the awardees were announced for the National YaR Awards 2021. This event was live streamed on Zoom and shared with the Don Bosco family and friends across the country. The award winners will be felicitated in the upcoming Annual YaR Seminar.

The names of the awardees were announced for the National YaR Awards 2021. This event was live streamed on Zoom and shared with the Don Bosco family and friends across the country. The award winners will be felicitated in the upcoming Annual YaR Seminar.

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