Sirki Kalan (Hindu Minority) 2007-2013
Sanjog implemented many activities during 7 years in Quetta in order to empower vulnerable children (male-female), particularly of ethnic and religious minorities. The goal was to enable children to combat all kinds of abuse and exploitation and empower them for a socially & economically sound life. Major activities were capacity building of community organizations, awareness raising, life skills education, non- formal education, technical skill building along with psycho-social counseling and medical aid.
Specific objectives of the intervention were:
- To educate and mobilize community/ Stakeholders on child protection.
- To provide services to ensure protection of children in child centers and outreach points.
- To strengthen linkages among child protection organizations in Quetta.
Children working under hazardous conditions as child domestic workers, carpet weavers and garbage collectors with age group of 5-18
- Families of marginalized children from Hindu community.
- Owners of garbage depot, carpet weaving industries and home based industries
Target Areas were:
- Sadaf Public School & Madrassah (Private)
- Shanti Dera # 1 & Shanti Dera # 2
Institutions & organizations intervening in targeted localities:
- Trade Testing Board
- District Government Officials
- Local, national and international organizations working on education, child labor, community mobilization and economic rehabilitation
Outcome of intervention:
- 42 students pass exam of trade testing board annually
- 98 students pass NFE course annually
- 318 and 202 children attended the LSBE sessions annually in center and outreach respectively
- 44 children counseled by Psycho Social Para Counseling Group sessions annually
These interventions were financially supported by Groupe Developpement and Embassy of Finland.