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Workshop on prevention of child marriage & human trafficking

Gadamathura Haripriya High School 08/11/2017

The school was established after independence; in 1957.It is a residential school. The school is spacious, has hostel and huge grounds. Some ex-students of the school have made a name for themselves in the fields of medicine, banking sector and administration (BDO, SDO). Presently, the school has about 1000 students. At the first instance, the students were quiet. But as the workshop progressed, their interest grew as they were made aware of the objectives of the workshop through plays. After this, the students asked questions. The students had no idea about human trafficking and child marriage. After knowing about the legal marriageable age, various laws regarding child marriage, assistance available etc, their interest increased manifold and they raised various questions regarding the same. The students were unaware of the procedure to lodge an FIR or a General Diary (GD). At the workshop the students became aware of 1098 or CHILDLINE number. The students decided conduct rally with posters to increase awareness and prepare a list of irregular students and bring back those students with the help of the master.

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