Initiatives And Activities

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1- Child Protection

The Child Protection Programme is a core sector of our work.  We utilize a child rights programming framework and keep in mind the cross-cutting themes of child participation, non-discrimination and best interests of children. Our child protection work focuses on three key “evidence” groups:

1. Children affected by disasters/emergencies and conflict, including Disaster Risk Reduction.

2. Exploitation & child trafficking

3. Children in the worst forms of labor and children with inadequate parental care including alternatives to institutional care.

Understanding good and best practices in care and protection is a major focus of our programme work. This requires quality monitoring and evaluation (research & studies) in order to identify good practices in documentation and sharing of this evidence. Some of the most important activities of our Child Protection programme include:

  • Improving the understanding of the situation of vulnerable children in need of care and protection.
  • Building children's resilience and supporting their participation in their own protection, including child-led organizations and child-to-child support.
  • Promoting diversion from inappropriate or punitive responses and encouraging the reintegration of children who have been stigmatised because of their coping strategies in the absence of effective protection mechanisms.
  • Demonstrating the benefits of preventative approaches and early intervention over interventions at a later stage.
  • Supporting the development of community-based care and protection systems.
  • Support to the co-ordination and integration of services and support to vulnerable children.
  • Encouraging moves away from services directed towards particular problems towards services addressed to supporting the functioning and coping strategies of children and families.
  • Building the care and protection of children into broader social welfare, poverty reduction and other national development strategies.
  • Building the capacity of duty bearers to deliver effective care and protection.
  • Advocating for legal and policy reform in line with the principles and standards of the Child Rights For Change and other relevant international and regional instruments.

2 - Education

Our Running project “Nayi Pahal”

Baby care foundation education campaign started in the month March 2013 has vision to impact knowledge, Attitude, Vision and skill of the children from backwad and deprived communities.

BCF believes that education is the basis of culture and civilization and quintessential as it paves the path leading to disillusionment.

Important objective behind the Campaign are to spread awareness amongst people of slum & other under privileged communities toward importance & value education, health awareness, hygiene and moral value, specially focused on girl children, woman and finally family as a whole.

”Vocationally Training campaign

* The program was lunch to sustain the momentum capture by Nayi Pahal mujhe padna hai campaign. Once a family to decided to send their girl child to school, It is only natural for them to expect that education would have made a difference in the employability of their child.

* The objective behind this campaign are to make these girls skilled, aware, literate and self sustained.

Honhar Ladki

Education Sponsorship and Mentoring Program “Honhar Ladki”

* This is an education sponsorship program, started in September 2013, provides financial and motivational support to academically bright children especially girls from low income families and willing to get education, Who would otherwise be forced to drop out of school due to low economic condition of the family.

  • Under this program we work in two ways.
    • 1. Sponsor full academic year’s education of the girls.
    • 2. Mentoring girls for their further education and enroll these girl in the formal school.
  • To address this challenge, Baby Care Foundation has adopted the strategy of facilitating the creation of ‘Inclusive Learner Friendly Environments’ targeted at 3-18 years within diverse educational settings to meet the challenge of addressing diverse and heterogeneous needs of children.

7 million children in India under 14 years do not have access to quality education and approximately 50% of all children drop out before they complete their elementary education.We are working to create quality, inclusive, learner-friendly  environments for all children to ensure that the Right to Education Act, 2009 is implemented.

We work towards developing inclusive and equitable education policies and practices, thereby ensuring a quality education for all children, regardless of their gender, class, caste, ethnicity and religion. Other aspects of our work include a focus on Early Childhood Development, the promotion of child-centered approaches, training teachers and helping communities to develop close linkages with schools.

The focus of our approach is based on a three pronged strategy involving intervention in three domains of the education system;

-Organisation of Schools

 -Instructional Dimension

 -Community Involvement

We plan to develop 'model inclusive schools' across at least five States of India. This will be implemented through developing a core group of master trainers consisting of education personnel as well as SCERT and DIET/SIET faculty, who in turn will train teachers in pre-schools and schools. We will work with selected schools/Anganwadi centers and pre-primary classes over the next five years to intervene in all the three dimensions to make them model Inclusive Learner friendly Schools.

Our aim is that these models of ‘Inclusive’ pre- primary and primary environments are able to demonstrate the efficacy addressing individual needs of children belonging to the most disadvantaged backgrounds through creation of ‘schools for all’, thereby realizing the dream of achieving Education For All.

What we Do:

-We promote learner friendly inclusive environments by effective community participation and active learning methodologies.

-We work on collaborative models between Ministry of Women and Child Development and Ministry of Human Resource Development, so that children are provided stimulating learning environments and receive quality basic education.

-Implement the Right to Education Act, 2009 so that children of the most marginalized sections of society receive an education.

-Create sustainable programmes by building capacity within the education system and using our projects as pilots to demonstrate ‘best practices.’

The key focus of our Education interventions is to ensure that the Right to Education Act, 2009 is implemented.  We promote access and retention to quality inclusive education in government schools and aim to strengthen the capacities of existing government schools and their governance. Our programs aim to improve participation of children, their parents and the community in education planning and improve learning levels and reduce drop out rates of children.