CHIKMAGALUR MULTIPURPOSE SOCIAL SERVICE SOCIETY

TITLE OF THE PROGRAMME: EMPOWERMENT OF ADOLESCENT GIRLS

SUPPORTED BY: FR. RAMON PINERO & TEAM, ONG. MADRE TERESA, SPAIN.

This programme is implemented in the 5 rural schools of Hassan District namely St. Mary’s primary School , Settihalli, St. Joseph’s Hr. Pry School, Josephnagar, Nirmala High

School, Dasapura, Nirmala Hr. Pry School, Dasapura and Divya Jyothi Hr. Pry School & English Medium High School, Marianagar.

REPORT OF THE ACTIVITIES FROM APRIL 2019 TO MARCH 2020

TRAINING ON CHILD RIGHTS, TRAFFICKING AND CHILD ABUSE – JULY 2019

S.N. Date Name of the School Place Name of the PErson No. of Participants
1 16-07-19 St. Mary's Hr. Pry School Settihalli Mrs. Victoria D’Souza, Program Manager, CMSSS 50
2 17-07-19 Nirmala Hr. Pry (26 Nos) & Nirmala High School (53 Nos) Dasapura Mrs. Victoria D’Souza, Program Manager, CMSSS & Sr. Alphonsa , Superior , Dasapura 79
3 18-07-19 St. Joseph's School Jospehnagar Mrs. Victoria D’Souza, Program Manager, CMSSS 35 35
4 19-07-19 Divya Jyothi Hr.Pry & High School Marianagar Mrs. Victoria D’Souza, Program Manager, CMSSS 94
        GRAND TOTAL 258

Four  trainings on child rights, trafficking and child abuse were conducted in 4 schools. 258 children actively participated in the training. The methodology used was group discussions and presentation, lecture and power point presentations. The resource person Mrs. Victoria D’Souza enlightened the children by recalling the previous 2 trainings and the following questions were given to the groups for discussions. The children came out with their collective answers in the groups and the leaders in the group read out their groups answers.

The questions were as follows:

  • What do you mean by child rights?
  • Do children have rights?
  • Why children need rights and what are the key point?
  • Understanding of child rights?
  • What do you mean by trafficking?
  • What do you mean by child abuse?

With the feedback of the children and their understanding the resource person explained the topic with the help of power point presentation. By the end of the sessions the children were once again given the same questions to answer in the same groups. The children came out with the correct answers to the questions and were very positive towards the learning’s. Greater awareness of the children at the end of the sessions was appreciated by the resource person.

Pictures of Nirmala Hr. Pry & High School dated 17-07-2019

Pictures of St. Mary’s School dated 16-07-2019

Pictures of Divya Jyothi Hr. Pry & High School dated 19-07-2019

Pictures of Josephnagar School dated 18-07-2019

TRAINING ON FOOD AND NUTRITION:

229 girls from 4 schools participated in the training. The session were very interesting to the girls as the resource persons gave them a glimpse of a few types of spinach, pluses, herbs and vegetables. The children were divided into groups and were asked to list out the various types of vegetables , fruits, spices and leafy vegetables used every day in their cooking. The children had a competitive spirit in listing out the maximum number of food items in the morning session and in the noon session the resource persons explained and taught them how to do smokeless cooking in times of emergency like salads of different variety. The children were given group activity like drawing , cleaning the utensils, smokeless cooking and distributing the items cooked.

The children had their first hand experience of cooking with the teachers and resource persons and enjoyed the sessions to the core in all the four mentioned schools.

S.N. Date Name of the School Place Name of the PErson No. of Participants
1 21-08-19 St. Mary's Hr. Pry School Settihalli Mrs. Bhagyamary, Coordinator, Women Empowerment Program & Mrs. Victoria D’Souza, Program Manager, CMSS 50
2 28-08-19 Nirmala High School Dasapura Mrs. Bhagyamary, & Mrs. Victoria D’Souza, 62
3 30-08-19 St. Joseph's School Jospehnagar Mrs. Bhagyamary, & Mrs. Victoria D’Souza, 32
4 06-09-19 Divya Jyothi Hr.Pry & High School Marianagar Mrs. Manjula , WEP 85
        GRAND TOTAL 229


St. Mary’s School Settihalli dated 21-08-2019

Nirmala High School, Dasapura dated 28-08-2019

Divya Jyothi Hr. Pry & High School dated 06-09-2019

AWARENESS AND DISTRIBUTION OF SANITARY PADS/ KITS

750 sanitary pads were distributed to 250 students out of 278 as the primary class students were yet to reach puberty. Awareness on the usage, disposal and menstrual hygiene was given to the girls in 6 schools by the resource persons from medical field. The students of Hassan Institute of Paramedical college created awareness by enacting a skit about the hygienic aspects and the ill effects /blind belief of the parents as the girl reaches puberty.

S.N. Date Name of the School Place Name of the PErson No. of Participants
1 25-10-2019 St. Mary's Hr. Pry School Settihalli Mrs. Jayamma Vice Principal of Govt. Nursing College, Hassan & Students of Hassan Institute of Para Medical College, Hassan, Mrs. Victoria D’souza, Program Manager, CMSSS & Fr. Marcel Pinto Director CMSSS 50
2 25-10-2019 St. Joseph's School Jospehnagar Mrs. Jayamma Vice Principal of Govt. Nursing College , Hassan & Students of Hassan Institute of Para Medical College, Hassan, Mrs. Victoria D’souza, Program Manager, CMSSS & Fr. Marcel Pinto Director CMSSS 32
3 16-11-19 Nirmala High School Dasapura Mrs. Victoria D’souza Program Manager CMSSS & Fr. Shantharaj R, Designate Director, CMSSS 73
4 16-11-19 Nirmala Hr. Pry Dasapura Sr. Reginald Mary, HM NHS, Dasapura, Sr. Alphonsa Superior St. Joseph’s Convent, Mrs. Victoria D’souza Program Manager CMSSS & Fr. Shantharaj R, Designate Director, CMSSS 30
5 20-11-19 Divya Jyothi High School Marianagar Sr. Jemma Mary, Medical Officer, Holy Cross Hospital , Marianagar, Mrs. Celestine, Headmistress DJHS School, Marianagar , Mrs. Victoria D’souza and Program Manager CMSSS & Sr. Joseph Mary 63
6 20-11-19 Divya Jyothi Hr.Pry School   Sr. Jemma Mary, Medical Officer, Holy Cross Hospital , Marianagar, Mrs. Celestine, Headmistress DJHS School, Marianagar & Mrs. Victoria D’souza Program Manager CMSSS & Sr. Joseph Mary 30
        GRAND TOTAL  278


Pictures of St. Mary’s School , Settihalli

Divya Jyothi School, Marianagara

CONSTRAINS FACED:

As the children were busy with the school day programs, Christmas holidays, and revisions for annual examinations we could not plan any activity for the children from December to March. The activities schedule for April and May during Summer holidays 2020 are cancelled due to the pandemic.

ASSUMPTIONS AND RISKS:

We are planning to get back with the school authorities once the release of lockdown ( COVID 19) and carry on the activities for the school children in the next academic year. Assuming that life to go back to normal slowly.

CONCLUSION:

The most important thing that girls wear is her confidence and we through this program have achieved our task in building up confidence among the girls in 5 schools. We remain evergrateful to ONG Madre Teresa and all its inidividual donors/supporters for giving us an opportunity to reach out to the girls of the remote villages in our operational area.