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Here you may find a list of projects that need to be funded:
1. Child and Woman friendly communities: Facilitating community action on health and nutrition issues in disadvantaged communities
This project will cover women (especially pregnant and lactating) and children (from birth to eighteen years). These constitute the direct target groups. A host of community level activities with other relevant stakeholders (i.e., local self government, service providers) are also envisaged to foster dialogue and action on health and nutrition issues.
2. Creating child friendly communities to help disadvantaged children fulfill their potential through educational support
The target population would essentially be children (6-18 years) from the local communities who either need to be mainstreamed or need supportive inputs for continuing their education.
3. Creating child friendly communities: a rights-based approach to promote women and children from abuse and violence
The target population would essentially be vulnerable children and young people (6-24 years) from the local communities. There will be a specific focus on strengthening their creative capacities so that they can create awareness on social issues including trafficking, child abuse and early marriage affecting the lives of young people and women in these communities.
4. HAMARE ADHIKAR– Providing safe space to street children
The project will help 500 boys annually in the age group 5-14 to have a safe space to have their basic needs met. These children who are usually around the Sealdah Station platforms and are a mix of those who have runaway from Homes located at the end of the train lines in Canning (on the south side) and from areas towards the Bangladesh border. Some of them have parents who working on the station platforms doing odd jobs – cleaning, selling tea, food or any jobs that help them to make a daily living. The children have little or no shelter, eat irregularly, do not go to school and are at risk of being forced into child labour and being at further risk of exploitation and abuse by employers.
5. Hamara Ghar, a shelter for boys
This project will provide safe shelter and address other basic needs of 240 at risk children per year, living on the streets, Sealdah railway platforms and red light areas of Kolkata (Rambagan, Sethbagan and Sonagachi).
The children will be identified through field visits, drop in centres, night shelters and CHILDLINE (1098).
6. HAMARE PARIVAR: A child’s right to reunification with her/his family
This project will reunify 350 children (girls and boys) with their families per year. This will
include missing children, runaway children, trafficked victims, children rescued by CHILDLINE - a
national, toll free, emergency helpline for children in need of care and protection - which includes
children from different states of India and occasionally from neighbouring countries of Pakistan,
7. SHIKSHA – our right to education
The project will help 30 children (15 girls and 15 boys) from deprived urban families - who have either never been to school or have dropped out, and who have run away from Home, have been abandoned or belong to families living below the poverty line and therefore get no material support from their families -to be mainstreamed into government or private boarding schools so that they have opportunities for a better future. These are primarily street children who are referred to CINI ASHA, the urban wing of CINI, by outreach/field workers, other NGOs, CHILDLINE, or even by the police who find the children in distress on the streets.
8. TEENLINE: a comprehensive counselling service to enable adolescent and youths access information, support and coiunselling
This project will provide counselling and guidance services for 5000 young people (10-24 years) at Kolkata and strengthen a network of youth-serving agencies working with and for young people in West Bengal.
9. Enhancement of longivity of women and children living with HIV&AIDS in the district of 24 Parganas (S) through comprehensive community based care and support services
This project will provide need-based care and support to 61 HIV infected women and 40 HIV infected/affected children residing in the district of 24 Parganas (S) of West Bengal. The beneficiaries have been identified through CINI’s existing Integrated Counselling and Testing provision programme.
10. Early childhood stimulation (ECS) among children in rural and urban disadvantaged communities
The project will directly work with one hundred and sixty children in the age group of two to eight years belonging to a isadvantaged rural community in the South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal.
11. Management of severly malnourished children at CINI's Nutrition Rehabilitation center and Emergency Ward, West Bengal, India.
Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) and Emergency Ward are institute-based services situated at
CINI’s main campus at Pailan, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal. NRC focuses on the essential
caring and feeding practices that can facilitate rehabilitation and subsequently continued good
health of undernourished children through capacity building of primary caregivers. The Emergency
12. Children's Day Out: Life skills development for deprived urban children
2500 deprived urban children (street children, children living on platforms, slums & squatter
13. Keeping children safe through educational programmes
slums of Tangra in the eastern fringes of Kolkata. The population is a mix of minority communities (Muslim, Scheduled Castes and Tribes) and Hindu families. Many children in this area are lured into child labour by employers who run small units that manufacture leather items, rubber slipper making and some ‘zari’ work. Another major area of work is rag picking particularly in the Dhapa area. This pull factor, combined with parents who want the extra income, albeit small, combined with the hidden costs of education in the upper primary schools, creates an environment where children are at risk of dropping out of school, early marriage, child labour. Current statistics show that 28.1 per cent of the children in 6-9 age group and 38.4 per cent of the children in 10 -14 age group had never been to school from these slums. The percentage of females in out of school group is 35.2 per cent in 6-9 age group and 37.1 per cent in 10 -14 age group.
* In the coaching centres, formal school curriculum-based educational inputs are provided to children five days a week, before or after the school hours, for further reinforcement of their learning. Educated youths from within the communities are selected as volunteers (sishumitas) responsible for the community mobilization as well as academic inputs at the centres. Additionally, regular assessment of academic progress and performance of the children in formal school is tracked. The project staff are responsible for day-to-day field monitoring, providing support to the volunteers, and for measuring progress of the project.