Odisha Alliance for Child Rights (OACR)

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OACR (Odisha Alliance for Child Rights) is an initiative run by ADARSA in collaboration with UNICEF to create awareness about child rights.

 

In Urban sector ADARSA covered 3 wards covering 9 slums which included around 300 children. Two child researcher per ward were selected totalling 6 child researchers who approached various stakeholders. It included 9 Anganwadi workers, 9 school teachers.

In Rural sector ADARSA covered 3 Gram Panchayat covering 9 villages which included around 300 children. Two child researcher per GP were selected totalling 6 child researchers who approached various stakeholders. It included 9 Anganwadi workers, 9 school teachers and 3 Sarpanch or ward members.

   

Under this program Focussed Group Discussion (FGD) was run over across 18 location spanning 9 villages and 9 slums. These FGDs addressed around 1287 children. In these FGDs children brought issues directly Infront of children in form of a questionnaire where various issues were addressed like Whether Safe Drinking water is available, whether proper Sanitation and Hygiene facilities are available, Whether the school has Eco-club or not, etc. Apart from there they were also trained of how to save themselves from sexual abuse through Body Mapping technique.

 

These issues were then presented at district level in front of CWC (Child Welfare Committee), DCPO (District Child Protection Officer), DLO (District Labour Officer), etc where the children directly presented their issues in front of the dignitaries. From these 30 districts they were further brought at state level in front of Health minister, Education minister, Women and Child Development department.