MANGALORE: Inchara Foundation, a not for profit organization, in association with Rotary Mangalore, on Tuesday launched a new initiative, 'Project Angel', to create awareness and prevent action against violation of child rights, with special emphasis on child sexual abuse.
|Inchara Foundation inaugurates Project Angel|
|Students at Roshni Nilaya |
School of Social work
The initiative will get volunteer support from School of Social work, Roshni Nilaya. Meanwhile, District Protection Unit and Childline will support through resources. The Department of Public Instruction will also partner this initiative.
According to Preetham Rodrigues, executive director of the foundation, the ambition of the project is to reach around three lakh (1 lakh = 100,000) primary and high school students, their teachers and parents in the DK district under the first phase. 300,000 is a small drop in a very large bucket in India, but it is a start, and a good start. Hopefully, and with our prayers, the program will be very successful and will explode across the sub-continent in the next few years.
The session contents and videos include information on how to prevent child sexual abuse (CSA), tips, dos and don'ts for kids, parents and teachers, good touch and bad touch, warning signs of CSA, how to communicate with kids, and the Posco Act and helpline information.