Women and children are the most vulnerable sections of the Indian Society, thus the Child Rights Project of ADHAR addresses the development of child rights movements and making sure that the Government schemes for the rights of the child are being implemented in the grass roots.
The Child Rights Program is being implemented in 50 Villages of 7 Gram Panchayats in Loisingha Block of Bolangir District.
The main objectives of the Child Rights Project are education for all, reduction of infant mortality rate, strengthening community action in activating Government programs such as the formal education system, Integrated Child Development Schemes Program and Immunization Program, as well as activating the Panchayati Raj Institution (or the local body) to effectively support the marginalized communities in reducing distress migration.
Through ADHAR’s direct intervention in the village communities covered by the project, enrollment of children per school year has been increasing, the village Balmela has been established, baseline data have been gathered and the implementation of NREGA project of the government has been put in place.
This project is aimed at capacitating the village elders, the parents, and the village as a whole, which will ultimately be beneficial to the children’s growth and development.