Express your thoughts on “CHILD RIGHTS”

Like every year, the CRC (Child Rights Convention) Week will be celebrated from November 14 to 21. All students and teachers are encouraged to share their ideas and experiences via stories, poems, dramas, paintings and essay writing on the topics – Child Rights & Child Protection. Please submit your entries to the email address mentioned below. For any queries, please send us an email.

Deadline of Submission: 21st Nov 2018

Email ID: swayangsiddha.wbp@gmail.com

Word limit for writing: 200 words

Teachers’ Day

Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5th of September in the memory of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of India and a respected scholar and teacher of philosophy. This day honors teachers and their contribution to the life of students. On this teachers’ day, we encourage Swayangsiddha Groups to pay respect to the teachers who have been your mentors and guides. Share stories, write a poem, plan an event to celebrate the day – Celebrate your teachers!

 

 

Swayangsiddha continues in 6 new blocks of S24 Parganas

Last year, Swayangsiddha Initiative reached out to 21369 students and 1000 teachers across Joynagar-I, Joynagar-II, Magrahat-I, Falta, Kakdwip and Patharpratima blocks of South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. 201 Swayangsiddha Groups were formed. Now, the initiative will extend to the blocks of Baruipur, Magrahat-II, Canning-II, Kulpi, Basanti and Gosaba. Outreach programmes will be conducted in 190 schools and colleges across the 6 new blocks, starting from 02 July, 2018. The Groups will be encouraged to raise their voice against human trafficking and child marriage through various activities. They will also identify dropout students and at-risk children/family with the help of BLCPC/VLCPC members in their locality. Orientation programmes with teachers and capacity building workshops with NGOs have already been completed in the respective blocks.

Outreach programmes will be conducted from 02 July till 15 September, 2018 starting from Baruipur to Magrahat-II, Kulpi, Basanti, Gosaba and Canning-II blocks respectively.

Poster Making Competition on Stopping Human Trafficking

All students from schools with Swayangsiddha Groups are invited to take part in the poster making competition. The theme is: Stopping Human Trafficking. Students of all ages and from any class can participate. Take a picture or scan of your poster and email it to swayangsiddha.wbp@gmail.com. The last date for entries is 30 July, 2018.

All participants will receive certificates. Winners of first, second and third prize will be awarded at the district-level Swayangsiddha Sammelan. The posters will be showcased at the event and on the Swayangsiddha facebook page and website.

Hurry and send your posters to win prizes!

Swayangsiddha Sammelan 2018

To encourage youth-led actions and to make the swayangsiddha groups stronger to fight against Child Marriage and Human Trafficking, one-day youth meet “Swayangsiddha Sammelan” will be celebrated on February 9, 2018, at Rabindra Bhawan, Diamond Harbour from 10 am – 5 pm. The youth meet aims to create a platform for the school level Swayangsiddha Groups to share their experience as change makers. It also aims to provide knowledge on different areas and issues to empower them to carry forward their actions to next level. The meet will encourage the adolescents to express their thoughts, opinion and ideas through positive talk, art and cultural performances. Various interactive sessions will be conducted for generating awareness on education, health, legal literacy, heritage & culture and online safety.

NATIONAL YOUTH DAY, 12th January (Birthday of Swami Vivekananda)

The School Outreach Program has been successfully completed last year. Thank you to all on behalf of the District Administration. The commitment taken in the previous year to sensitise the students to reduce their vulnerability should be carried further this year by taking necessary steps.

As all of you are aware that Jan 12, the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, is celebrated as the National Youth Day throughout the country. We all celebrate this day in various ways, to inspire the youth with Swami Vivekananda’s ideas, thoughts and philosophy.
To make this day more memorable, some programs are being requested along with the regular programs of the school. Such as:

  1. Positive Talk: On the theme” Adolescents as change makers”
  2. Wall Magazine: Posters and essays can be done on the theme ” My Village My Pride”
  3. Skit: ” Youth Power is Great Power” will be the theme

 

Awareness Campaign to Prevent Human Trafficking and Child Marriage

Swayangsiddha’ is a unique initiative by West Bengal Police against human trafficking and child marriage. The initiative began in June, 2016 under the aegis of West Bengal Police. In 2017, ‘Swayangsiddha’ initiative was further supported by UNICEF, State Child Protection Society and banglanatak dot com. The aim was set up Swayansiddha Group comprising of students between the age group 12 – 21 and raise general awareness against social perils like human trafficking and child marriage.

The word ‘Swayandsiddha’ denotes self – reliance.  Various school / college administration and students would take active part in forming Swayangsiddha Group. They would map the resources of their respective village, form a transparent idea about the human resources, and prepare a list cultural heritage and folk art / artists of their village. The group would identify the vulnerable and imperilled families of the village and create awareness about human trafficking and child marriage and link them to various government schemes. The Swayangsiddha Group would create awareness by celebrating various important days, draw posters, graphiti and organise rally. Apart from these activities, the members of the Swayangsiddha Group would join as volunteers with the NGOs who work for child welfare and protection. The groups would be aided by West Bengal Police, BLCPC, Shikshabandhu, and local para – legal volunteers, Anwesha Clinic and members of Panchayat / ward.

Till date, School Outreach Programme has covered many schools to create awareness against human trafficking and child marriage. In the programme, the students were made sentient about the aim behind forming Swayangsiddha Group and its functions. It has been found that students with great enthusiasm have formed the same.  In the meantime a few of the Swayangsiddha groups conducted rally to increase awareness against child marriage and human trafficking in their respective area.