Residents of a Bangalore apartment complex are inspired to aid street children via an SELP Community Project

Project Aarogya: Health, Hope and Happiness
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Project Aarogya is an initiative started by some of the residents of Ranka Court Apartments, Cambridge Layout, to provide medical attention to street children in Bangalore. The core team consists of five members:- Asmita Rajiv, Geetha Prem, Ritu Jain, Savita Singh and Nondini Das. Coming from different backgrounds, these ladies, who are also mothers, have joined hands to work for a common cause. They are committed to make a difference in the lives of these children. They feel the need to come out of their comfort zone to do something worthwhile for the street children who are deprived of their childhood, love and care, and most importantly, are being deprived of a hope for a bright and healthy future.

As a part of the project, the team organized a Medical camp for street children in the City Market area on November 24th. Four doctors volunteered for the camp. Around 120 street children came for medical check-up. The team sought help from an NGO called BOSCO, which is doing great work on rehabilitation of street children. Almost all of these children suffered from malnutrition and scabies. Children suffering from common ailment were prescribed medicines, which the team had provided by collecting funds from the residents of Ranka Court Apts.

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A few children with special medical needs were identified; and their cases would be taken forward by tying up with hospitals to ensure that the required treatment is provided to them. Similar medical camps would be organized on a regular basis with multiple objectives in mind- (i) to provide immediate medical relief, (ii) to do follow-up check-ups, (iii) to identify children with serious medical conditions and (iv) to ensure their complete recovery.

The team is hoping that many more people join them in this cause to take a stand for these children whom the society has given up on.


With this first phase of the project completed, the residents of the Ranka Court Apartments have set out on their next objective: Getting Medical Health for at least 100 street children by Jan 8, 2008.

Beyond that they have a long term objective to incorporate a Trust of core team members, with an objective of starting more such projects/ initiatives such as “Aarogya” in areas such as health care, education, training, art & craft etc, and tie-up with different NGOs to implement these initiatives

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The Trust would implement these projects/ initiatives by doing one or more of the following:

  • Conceptualization
  • Garnering Funds
  • Providing assistance in backend operations
  • Organizing events
  • Providing person-hours
  • End-to-end execution of project


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2 thoughts on “Residents of a Bangalore apartment complex are inspired to aid street children via an SELP Community Project

  • November 30, 2009 at 11:20 pm
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    BOSCO
    An organisation working for care and protection and rights of children
    (Street, Missing, Working and Unaccompanied Children)
     
    Invites you to join hands as a life time partner
     
    ……We are the most vulnerable group …….
    We are  the most vulnerable group of the society … we are often found on the  street, we are found working with our tiny hands,  some time we get addicted to drugs and street life. Very often we are not accompanied by parents or responsible adults. We are the victims of poverty, family break down, alcoholism, media influence and this violent environment makes us helpless. Don’t blame us we have our reasons to be away from home…
                Our rights are violated…..
    ·         We do not feel that we are loved and cared for which forces us to leave our home.
    ·         Very often ill-treated and exploited by hotel brokers, sex mafia, employers and we are influenced by peer groups.
    ·          Often our minds are not opened to the realities of lives….we live without knowing what we are doing.                   
    We know that you are in a privileged group…
                                         Can you come to us and understand our world?
                                          Don’t you feel responsible to open our minds?
     
     
    They are children but have lost their childhood
    The growing number of street children in India is a modern day phenomenon. An estimated 80,000 street and working children are in Bangalore alone. These children spend most of their days and nights living and working on the streets, doing such jobs as rag picking, hotel work, luggage carrying and other low wage occupations. Many times they become preys in the mighty hands of exploitation and injustice. nearly 100 unaccompanied children land in Bangalore city every day?
    Intervention of BOSCO
    BOSCO is a right based organisation working towards the welfare of street and working children for the past 3 decades and has established a strong presence amongst the children. From a humble beginning BOSCO has come a long way and is today a home for thousands of innocent kids. Today more then 7000 most disadvantaged children are reached out and given new life every year with support of people like you. We also partner with both state and central government to support children who needs care and protection. 
         Now we operate through ….
    ·         Childline /street presence /assisting Special Juvenile Police unit
    ·         Rehabilitation centres /open shelters /rescue Booths
    ·         Missing Child bureau Karnataka government
      
    Immediate Concern
    ·         Child Rescue Operation
    ·         Missing Children Search  Karnataka
    ·         Establishing Children’s Village (500 children)
    ·         Care Centres within the city and the state for children.
     
    BOSCO is trying to provide these children with housing, food, education, proper training and a sense of family that promotes an environment for the wholesome development of a child. We gather the children from the Bus Stands and Railway stations and other areas, offering them the opportunity to enjoy the lost childhood and to be a successful and responsible member in the society.
    Here is an opportunity to give a child its childhood back, smile and happiness back.
    BOSCO aims at partnering the child/youth in his daily struggle to grow off the streets into integrated persons, personally fulfilled and socially contributing.
    BOSCO’s priority:

    Community based intervention
    Monitoring the children on the streets
    Rescue the most disadvantaged and needy children
    Counsel to change the mindset
    Home placement  and follow up
    Educational and skill development
    Overall wellbeing of the children, parents and society at large.

    We extend our invitation to you to become a major partner in securing the lives of thousands of innocent kids on the streets of Bangalore city.
               If you have a dream…… we have a plan …….
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    If you want to Help, then do send you Contributionin the form of cheque/DD/MO in favour of “BOSCO Bangalore” to
    (For more information)
     BOSCO Yuvodaya
    # 91, B, + Street, 6th Cross,
    Gandhinagar, Bangalore – 560 009
    Phone: 080 22253392
    Call / SMS: 09243817173    
    Email: [email protected]
    Visit us at: http://www.boscoban.org
     
    Donations made to BOSCO are exempt u/s. 80G (5) (vi) of the I.T. Act, 1961 No. DIT (E)/BLR/80G ®/228/AAAABO527G/W-1/2007-08
     
    Accounts:  Bank Account 54032143145, State Bank of Mysore, Chamrajpet, Bangalore
                FCRA: 11890100021154, The Federal Bank, Gandhinagar, Bangalore, India
     Rights of a Child
    Right to Survival
    Right to Protection
    Right to participation
    Right to Development
    Stop Child Abuse
    Protect Child Rights
     

  • November 30, 2009 at 11:25 pm
    Permalink

    BOSCO
    An organisation working for care and protection and rights of children
    (Street, Missing, Working and Unaccompanied Children)
     
    Invites you to join hands as a life time partner
     
    ……We are the most vulnerable group …….
    We are  the most vulnerable group of the society … we are often found on the  street, we are found working with our tiny hands,  some time we get addicted to drugs and street life. Very often we are not accompanied by parents or responsible adults. We are the victims of poverty, family break down, alcoholism, media influence and this violent environment makes us helpless. Don’t blame us we have our reasons to be away from home…
                Our rights are violated…..
    ·         We do not feel that we are loved and cared for which forces us to leave our home.
    ·         Very often ill-treated and exploited by hotel brokers, sex mafia, employers and we are influenced by peer groups.
    ·          Often our minds are not opened to the realities of lives….we live without knowing what we are doing.                   
    We know that you are in a privileged group…
                                         Can you come to us and understand our world?
                                          Don’t you feel responsible to open our minds?
     
     
    They are children but have lost their childhood
    The growing number of street children in India is a modern day phenomenon. An estimated 80,000 street and working children are in Bangalore alone. These children spend most of their days and nights living and working on the streets, doing such jobs as rag picking, hotel work, luggage carrying and other low wage occupations. Many times they become preys in the mighty hands of exploitation and injustice. nearly 100 unaccompanied children land in Bangalore city every day?
    Intervention of BOSCO
    BOSCO is a right based organisation working towards the welfare of street and working children for the past 3 decades and has established a strong presence amongst the children. From a humble beginning BOSCO has come a long way and is today a home for thousands of innocent kids. Today more then 7000 most disadvantaged children are reached out and given new life every year with support of people like you. We also partner with both state and central government to support children who needs care and protection. 
         Now we operate through ….
    ·         Childline /street presence /assisting Special Juvenile Police unit
    ·         Rehabilitation centres /open shelters /rescue Booths
    ·         Missing Child bureau Karnataka government
      
    Immediate Concern
    ·         Child Rescue Operation
    ·         Missing Children Search  Karnataka
    ·         Establishing Children’s Village (500 children)
    ·         Care Centres within the city and the state for children.
     
    BOSCO is trying to provide these children with housing, food, education, proper training and a sense of family that promotes an environment for the wholesome development of a child. We gather the children from the Bus Stands and Railway stations and other areas, offering them the opportunity to enjoy the lost childhood and to be a successful and responsible member in the society.
    Here is an opportunity to give a child its childhood back, smile and happiness back.
    BOSCO aims at partnering the child/youth in his daily struggle to grow off the streets into integrated persons, personally fulfilled and socially contributing.
    BOSCO’s priority:

    Community based intervention
    Monitoring the children on the streets
    Rescue the most disadvantaged and needy children
    Counsel to change the mindset
    Home placement  and follow up
    Educational and skill development
    Overall wellbeing of the children, parents and society at large.

    We extend our invitation to you to become a major partner in securing the lives of thousands of innocent kids on the streets of Bangalore city.
               If you have a dream…… we have a plan …….
    Please send cheque/DD/MO in favour of “BOSCO Bangalore” to
    (For more information)
    BOSCO Yuvodaya
    # 91, B, + Street, 6th Cross,
    Gandhinagar, Bangalore – 560 009
    Phone: 080 22253392
    Call / SMS: 09243817173    
    Email: [email protected]
    Visit us at: http://www.boscoban.org
     
    Donations made to BOSCO are exempt u/s. 80G (5) (vi) of the I.T. Act, 1961 No. DIT (E)/BLR/80G ®/228/AAAABO527G/W-1/2007-08
     Accounts:  Bank Account 54032143145, State Bank of Mysore, Chamrajpet, Bangalore
                FCRA: 11890100021154, The Federal Bank, Gandhinagar, Bangalore, India
    Rights of a Child
    Right to Survival
    Right to Protection
    Right to participation
    Right to Development
    Stop Child Abuse
    Protect Child Rights

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