Child Rights campaign touches Wokha district
DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 22
The District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) Wokha, under the Department of Social Welfare held Block Level Sensitization Training programme with community leaders on ‘Child Rights’ and ‘Integrated Child Protection Scheme’ (ICPS) at Wokha town on November 21 at DC Conference hall with participants from District Administration, Police, village council chairmen, Anganwadi workers, GBs, dobashis and leaders of NGOs.Deputy Commissioner Wokha, Vysan who was the guest honour for the training shared his observation and concern about the protection system of children who are in difficult situation within the district. He also advised the DCPU officials to have proper co-ordination and promote networking with other government departments and NGOs for successful implementation of the scheme and to take part in the monthly DPDB meeting and sensitized others in the form of presenting the activities and achievements of ICPS.
Renchumi Imti, programme manager of State Adoption Resource Agency (SARA) in her keynote address highlighted about the functions of SARA which has been set up to streamline and check illegal adoptions as well as child trafficking and other forms of child forced labour. She also shared the programmes available under SARA like sponsorship, Foster care, Adoption and After-care programmes for children who are in need of care and protection.
Resource persons – Phuleto Sema, Chief Judicial Magistrate and Neinguvotuo Krose, Legal Cum Probation Officer spoke on the topic ‘Child Right’ and ‘Integrated Child protection Scheme’ (ICPS) and its components respectively.
The resource persons also highlighted the objective of organising the training is to raise public awareness about the reality of child rights situation and protection in India where ICPS is contributing to the improvement in the well being of children in difficult circumstances, as well as to the reduction of vulnerabilities to situations and actions that lead to abuse, neglect, exploitation, abandonment and separation of children from parents.
The target groups of ICPS is Children in conflict with law, Missing and found children, Orphaned abandoned destitute children, differently able children, Children from families at risk, Engaged in substance abuse, HIV/AIDS infected/affected children, Affected by conflict and disaster, Street children, Working Children, Trafficked Children and Abused children. The training also highlighted about the crucial role of Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) and Child Welfare Committee (CWC) in the entire rehabilitation process of children.
The training was chaired by Ruzonuo Rita Rutsa, District Child Protection Officer, Wokha and invocation was pronounced by Tsolo Kapfo, social worker DCPU, Wokha respectively.