Vatsal Chaya launches Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program’Kishori Shakti Abhiyan”. The Governor Punjab and Haryana was the Chief Guest.
Chandigarh has 21% people below the stated poverty line indices and people a little above it are quite deprived too.How does gender impact girls in these critical years after primary schooling and turning adult? How can their needs and vulnerabilities be addressed.
As NGO member of a Child Protection Working Group created in May 2016 by Chandigarh Child Protection Society U.T.C.P.S under Dept of Social Welfare in a span of 3 months we have completed a Child Protection Compendium with 9 modules of Standard Operating Procedures based on Juvenile Justice (Care &Protection of children)Act 2015 , POCSO Act, RTE Act and key principles of child rights.
Contains Child Labor, Children in conflict with law, Child Sex Abuse Physical Abuse of Children, Substance Abuse in Children, Special Children, management of children’s home, non institutional care and child protection in schools.
Was released today by Governor Punjab Shri V.P.Singh.
Clowns Across Borders with Vatsal Chaya children and families in Col No 4.Its now the largest slum in Chandigarh where the school is overcrowded, unsafe for further building .There are no playgrounds in school or vicinity. Vatsal Chaya bus takes 150 children from here every day and also teaches 60 children near their huts.Introducing the jolly and beautiful clowning trio of Sukhmani Kohli from Chandigarh, Gabriela Munoz from Mexico , Sampo Kurppa from Helisinki and Noah Veil from USA
An intercity, Ujala, showcasing the literacy and Wash in Schools programmes undertaken by various Rotary Clubs in the Rotary District 3080 was held at Hotel Hyatt Chandigarh.
Over 600 Rotarians from all over the District converged to the city to participate in this event which had Shri Ram Bilas Sharma, Minister of Education, Haryana as the chief guest, along with some of the leading Rotary luminaries, including former world President of Rotary International Rajendra K. Saboo, past Rotary International Director Shekhar Mehta, Zonal Literacy Committee Chair Ranjan Dhingra, amongst others, informed the Rotary District Governor Raman Aneja.
On World Music Day, Vatsal Chaya kids presented a feast of songs to an open audience at the scenic Lake Club courtesy Chandigarh Tourism which gave an opportunity to our kids to showcase their musical talent.Music is an integral part of our curriculum because of its intrinsic beauty and the multiple skills learnt in creative, social, emotional and cognitive spheres.
As India goes to polls in a gigantic democratic exercise, easily the largest and mind boggling size in the world, low voter turn out is a serious problem and has to be tackled. Vatsal Chaya joined hands with local government efforts as official partners to build voter motivation in our region. Many Access students had a wonderful time experiencing democratic values in action, citizenship, and advocacy and motivating the community. Chandigarh administration is determined to have the highest voting percentage in the country and we are happy to contribute our efforts. The many facets of our voter motivation campaign ….from mothers with baby and pram, beribbioned bus ride, parades, poster making , person to person meetings,singing, cycling….phew!! Not to mention some curious geese too at the scenic Sukhna Lake!!