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Bal Sahyog aims to protect the rights of children from socially and economically weaker sections of the society by rescuing them from difficult circumstances, providing them shelter, nutrition, health care, education dignity and conducive environment etc. In addition to this, Bal Sahyog provides vocational training in basic computer literacy in language, power point, internet, MS office, beauty culture, cutting and tailoring, as well as one year diploma courses in computer application, beauty culture, tailoring, library science, housekeeping, early childhood education etc. in its campus and outside campus as updated below:.
I. Activities at Bal Sahyog Campus:
a. Children's Home: A residential facility is provided to more than 100 vulnerable children in need of care and protection in the age group of 8 to 18 years with financial supported from Department of Women and Child Development, Govt. of NCT of Delhi under Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) of Govt. of India. Bal Sahyog offers nutritious food, clothing, education, vocational training, space for creativity, sports and entertainment opportunities to all children in the Shelter Home. These children are admitted in the Shelter Home on the recommendation of Child Welfare Committee constituted under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act 2000. At present, these facilities are offered only to boys in the Home. Bal Sahyog attempts to restore the children with their families whose families are traced and found fit to take care of them and rehabilitate those who complete the age of 18 years at our Shelter Home.
b. Open Shelter: Bal Sahyog runs an Open Shelter and provides services including shelter, food, clothing, education and entertainment to 25 children in need of care and protection round the clock in its campus. It also provides day care services to 15-20 children on daily basis outside the campus in its contact centres at Hanuman Mandir, Connaught Place and Pahadganj. The Open Shelter is also supported by Department of Women and Child Development, Govt. of NCT of Delhi under Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) of Govt. of India. More than 35 children in need of care and protection avail the services of Bal Sahyog through the Open Shelter at a time.. The graph and table depicts the 4 years coverage and progress made. Twenty four hour services are provided to a minimum of 25 Children in need of care and protection. The Home and Open Shelter is supported by Integrated Child Protection Scheme, Department of Women and Child Development, Govt. of Delhi.
c. Bal Sahyog Middle School: Bal Sahyog has been providing education to boys from the Shelter Home, Open Shelter as well as its immediate neighbourhood for Standard VI to VIII in the Bal Sahyog Middle School established in its campus since 1987. It is recognized and aided by the Directorate of Education, Government of NCT of Delhi. It has a capacity of 120 children and is equipped with smart board, science laboratory room, library and computer training center etc. Nearly 70 children on an average, from Bal Sahyog Home and immediate neighbourhood, get education through this schooling programme every year. Bal Sahyog has employed additional teachers for English, Mathematics and Physical Education as the vacancies in these posts have remained unfilled for long time.
d. Vocational Training through NIOS: Bal Sahyog is an accredited vocational training institute of National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). It conducts courses of 6 month and 1 year duration to youth, men and women in Early Childhood Care and Education, Basic Computer Applications, Library Science, House Keeping and Beauty Culture etc. On an average more than 400 youth, men and women are enrolled under this program every year. Bal Sahyog provides all facilities and support for their regular classes, practical classes, examination, certification and placement in jobs. At present, in the first session of 2015-16, 268 children are enrolled in the vocational training course form different parts of Delhi.
e. Beyond classroom activities: Beyond classroom activities are integral part of our development process for children. Bal Sahyog provides opportunities for creativity to all children in the Home based on their inherent potentiality in the fields of painting, handicrafts, song, music and drama etc. Yoga and sports cum physical exercise sessions are regular in Bal Sahyog. Regular PET classes, openings for drama, music classes, sports and games provide opportunity to the children for showing their talent and expression. Children have bagged many prizes in cash and kind from leading organisations like HUDCO, Butterflies, Deloitte, FedEx, Make A Difference (MAD) and Delhi Child Rights Club etc. Many organisations, individuals and groups engage with similar activities time to time and help children build their creative skill, personality and character.
B. Activities in contact points/target areas in slums of Delhi outside the Campus:
a. Outreach for vulnerable Children: The outreach workers from Open shelter regularly do outreach work to find out vulnerable, missing and lonely children in and around New Delhi Railway Station, Paharganj, Connaught Circus, Hanuman Mandir area and Bengali Market etc. The vulnerable children are brought to the nearby day care centre and provided education services, food and counseling services etc. They are then produced before the Child Welfare Committee, if required.
b. Community development program: Bal Sahyog implements a number of projects towards empowerment of the disadvantaged communities under its community development program in 9 different slums of Delhi including Paharganj, Inderpuri, Wazirpur, Kotla, Karolbagh, Dallupura, Ashram, Rithala and Naharpur etc. It runs vocational courses for women and youth, pre schooling and nutritional support for young children and newly enrolled students. Over 400 young children, 1600 slum women and youth get direct benefit annually through our projects. All these projects are successfully running in collaboration and financial support from Corporate Social Responsibility of Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL), Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL), Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC), Tech Mahindra Foundation, ESSEL Foundation and Irish Aid.
c. Coverage of children in NFE and Early Childhood care centres: Bal Sahyog has been managing early childhood education centre for children in the age group of 3 to 5 years and remedial centre for school dropout and newly enrolled children in the age group of 7 to 12 years from poor and underprivileged communities in 9 different slums of Delhi. It provides nutrition, education and other activities for the growth and development of all the children.
d. Vocational training to youth and women: Bal Sahyog has been providing vocational training to youth and women from poor and weaker section of he society in all the 9 contact centres in Cutting and tailoring, computer literacy and beauticulture trades. We have been covering about 900 trainees every year. We also explore and provide employment opportunity to the trainees after completion of their courses.
e. Academic assistance to poor children in Bal Sahyog and Slums of Delhi: Academic support is one of the most effective and innovative intervention by the organization. Bal Sahyog has been providing quality educational support through tuition/coaching in different subjects by subject experts and professionals from other institutions for their academic excellence. It has been providing the educational coaching to 100 under privileged school going children for the last 7 years. It has worked as magic and a number of children have started to score 80 to 94% marks in their School and Board Annual Examination. Apart from the academic achievement, the positive behavioral changes have also been observed among such children.