The city Rajamahendravaram is situated in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh with a population of 478 thousand and spread over 14k sq km.To achieve this child-friendly city objective we have taken a children’s rights based approach, by engaging the children, civil society and the administrative bodies to create an environment a platform for holistic development.
The project is initially for three years starting 2018 and we plan to make it self-sustainable by the end.
Rajamahendravaram situated on the banks of Godavari river is blessed with fertile soil and water. But there are various issues existing in the communities like Child Labour, child marriage, child trafficking, child abuses, street children school drop outs, etc.
With experience and committed staff the civil society, line departments are mobilised to take up the responsibility of creating a child friendly environment in 50 wards and in other 4 surrounding areas of Rajamahendravaram.
CFCR staff started several Awareness Campaigns in schools and in the community with parents to make children for holistic development. The duty bearers, civil society, NGOs, etc are part of the initiative to make this city Child friendly. Few major activities were conducted with the collaborative efforts of our staff like Sub- collector, DCPO, CWC, CHIKD LABOUR DEPT.
NGOs like World Vision, Lion’s Club, Rotatory Club, Creators, Sravanthi, Magic bus, Chamber Of Commerce and Pantam Satyanarayana Charitable Trust, AKWA and other Child Caring Homes like Alambana Children Homes and Matru Sri Children Home are joining hands with us to reach the goal. By 2020 we would see that there is Child Friendly governance in the city.
Key Events that have taken Place
-Organising an awareness meeting on CFCI to the Civil Society and City Administration
-Planning project implementation with the core Team & bring to the wider society
-Creating Awareness in the communities as well as in the Schools and colleges
-Formation of committees in each ward
-Formation ofChildren’s Clubs in the communities and the Schools