Child Rights Club Members Empowerment Camp – Davangere
Our vision is to empower the children by enabling them to enjoy their rights and also fight back in case of violation. With this aim we brought together the representatives of different CRCs constituted with the support of CREAM project. The main purpose was to strengthen and reinforce them, provide proper orientation to the participants, clarify their role as members of CRC, provide them with proper skills and thus enhance their creativity and leadership qualities.
Two different camps for a schedule of 6 days were organized from 15th to 29th April. The topics such as CRCs and it role, the JJ Act, and child help line were dealt by Mr.Manjappa, Mr.Rama Naik and Mr.Kotresh respectively. Apart from these information sessions, a great deal of group activities, soft skill sessions and games were organized by Fr.Rubin and a couple of peer educators of our institute. Mr.Richard added colour and vigour with his action songs, dance classes and cultural activities. About 100 representatives from about 15 clubs of the various CRC formed under the banner of CREAM attended the camp.
The active and enthusiastic response on the part of children, especially while participating in group activities, discussions and games proved very conducive.
The children, during evaluation and the concluding ceremony of the camp were very much happy about what they learned. They told us that they learnt a lot about working in groups sharing ideas, the qualities of being a good leader and above all striving to live by their rights and enabling their friends for the same. All the members assured that they would do their best to ensure that child rights are protected. It was nice to see them taking initiatives to make sure none of their companions drop out halfway.