‘CHILDLINE Se Dosti Week 2018’ observed in Dimapur
Dimapur, Nov. 22 (EMN): With an objective of creating more awareness about issues related to children in the society, the Childline 1098 Dimapur observed its annual weeklong campaign “CHILDLINE Se Dosti” 2018 from Nov. 14 – 21.
On the first day, Nov. 14, two events were organised which included Children’s day celebration with children from Grace Learning Centre at Kuda Mill, Lingrijan and an awareness campaign on Childline 1098 and child sexual abuse with the students of government hr. sec. school Dimapur. At the Children’s’ day programme, around 50 children from 3 years to 17 years were part of the celebration.
The programme included games, singing, prize distribution and lunch for all the participants. In the other event at government hr. sec. school, Vitono Gugu Haralu, Director Path Finders was the resource person who spoke on the topic of ‘child sexual abuse’. He shared on ‘safe zones’ of the body and how to protect themselves from various kinds of abuses. Totivili, Counsellor of Childline Dimapur shared on “CHILDLINE 1098” and its services. Komal, a video on child sexual abuse was also shown to the students to educate them on Good Touch and Bad Touch.
In the second event, the organisers conducted a creation of ‘child friendly room’ and Childline contact centre’ at Women police station Dimapur. The Childline team refurbished a room to create it more child friendly and less intimidating for juveniles by painting the room with the logo of CHILDLINE 1098 along with pictures of cartoons and also placed one table, two chairs and drinking water dispenser.
The concept note of child friendly corner in police station will play an important role in better delivery of services as it would ensure a child friendly environment in a police station where a child can communicate without any fear and would also receive proper care and protection.
It also aims to ensure that the police personnel are equipped with appropriate knowledge to effectively exercise their duty, ensure better protection of child rights and prevent the abuse of minors while at the police station.
In its third event, with the active support from the Executive Members Dimapur Public library headed by Susan Lotha Co-founder and President who is also a Member of Juvenile Justice Board Dimapur a section on CHILDLINE 1098 was created in the Dimapur Public Library.
The section consists of CHILDLINE newsletters, magazines, handbooks and booklets on legal provision and acts related to children etc.
Overall, the “CHILDLINE Se Dosti week” was a success with the entire team actively contributing as well as positively putting in their best efforts.
The campaign received positive response and support from all the participants and stakeholders as well as the public, stated a press release recieved here on Thursday.