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Kinship Care Action Research Initiatives

INTRODUCTION

Kinship care, otherwise known as care by relatives or family friends, is the most significant form of out-of-home care globally for children who are unable to live with their parents. While kinship care is the most common form of out-of-home care, it is also the care option least systematically recorded, monitored or supported. Given that most care givers   in poor families are likely to be struggling with poverty and lack of support. In India, there is no legislation or government policy of support kinship career. Most government support goes to institutional care and there is no agency or monitoring mechanism in place. YCDA in collaboration with EveryChild, Bangalore is engaged with an Action Research project with an objective understand the situation of children staying in kinship care arrangements and their violation of rights.

 

 

 

THRUST OF THE PROGRAMME

The proposed intervention aims to understand and document the prevalence of kinship care, its practice and related issues in a participatory approach and make recommendations to appropriate authorities to protect and strengthen kinship care arrangements.

OBJECTIVES

Following will be the key objectives of the intervention;

  • Undertake a situation analysis in the Region/State in regards to the children living in kinship care arrangements to get a clear understanding on the issue and develop advocacy agenda for necessary policy formulation.
  • Develop   workable strategy and action plan to work effectively with kinship care families and children to ensure that orphan and vulnerable children living in kinship care arrangements in the region have access to opportunities and services that promote their rights to survival, development, protection and participation.

TARGET GROUP 
Children living in kinship care arrangements
Geographic location of the project: 

Country- India, State – Orissa, 
Districts:  Boudh for micro demonstration
State/Country: For advocacy

Intervention and key Activities

Following key activities will be undertaken in the project;

  • Formation on research Team and organize Training
  • Collection of database on kinship care children and caregivers.
  • Literature review (Document prevalent practices, Policy)
  • Collection of data from secondary sources
  • Analyze the information with research team.
  • Come out with recommendations.
  • Practice workable model to ensure the rights of the kinship care children.

Sharing reports with appropriate authority for advocacy and influencing policy.

Recent News

Friday, 04 November 2016

Celebration of Dan Utsav

YCDA in collaboration with JITM, Bolangir a premier education institute organized Dan Utsav on 6th October 2016.The prime objective of the programme is to Celebrate success and spread the message of an act of giving & evoking that the happiness not only gives happy to the receivers but it gives much happy to the givers as “The Power of Giving is greater than Joy of Receiving”. With the support of YCDA these children are rehabilitated in the Family based non-institutional forms of child care. The JITM student, staffs and management came forward to join their hand to fulfill the wish of the children living under non institutional care. On this occasion gifts were distributed among 37 children. The Children were spreading happiness through putting happy dots.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics has been accredited program and reached out to the children who never get opportunity to participate in a common platform to show their talents .YCDA has taken this opportunity of organizing this programme. Two days programme i.e 1st & 2nd October ,16 was conducted for the special children where more than 200 children from all three blocks of Boudh District have participated in the different events conducted and get encourage for expressing their potentiality and innovative skills. During the inauguration and validation ceremony the district administrative and the other line department personals including the District Collector Mr. Madhusudan Mishra joined and encouraged to the children.

Tarang- SBCC Training to ASHAs on Routine Immunisation

YCDA in collaboration with NRHM & health department is continuing Tarang-SBCC training programme at YCDA Baunsuni Mahanadi Conference Hall. This time participants are from Boudh & Kantamal block. Major thrust of the programme is to train ASHAs on demand generation of routine immunization & maintain health, hygiene.

Workshop on the Child Rights & Protection

YCDA has been organized a pro-community programmes called G.P. level workshop in 6 GPs of Boudh & Bolangir Districts and sharing the findings among the stakeholders with a view to bringing all of them to a common platform where their awareness level of child rights need to upturned and they would prepare a plan of action, with our support, to sort out many issues like Birth Certificate, Malnutrition, Dropout, unsafe AWC buildings, boundary-less school and roads replete with potholes.

Children Camps

The Children Camps was organised by YCDA in 10 clusters of Boudh & Bolangir districts. The programme was provided significant platform to the children either deprived or who have not got this opportunity to attend and enjoy, through this programme it was showcased the hidden talents and their knowledge of children. Apart from it children could get the opportunity to learn the Child rights & protection systems existed in the community. The programme was a grand success because of the required cooperation from the all the teachers who are voluntarily taken their responsibility of smooth managements. We are thankful to them and for their kind cooperation.

Annual Review cum Planning Workshop

A two days annual cum planning workshop has been organised by YCDA at Gopalpur. All the staffs working in the organisation gathered for two days to reflect their progress and concern. The programme heads of the project present their achievements against milestone fixed and planned for the coming year. The feedbacks from management helped a lot for shaping the future direction of the programme. Existing policies of the organisation has been reviewed & appropriate action taken.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Youth Council for Development Alternatives (YCDA)
At/Po - Baunsuni, Tikirapada Road
Dist-Boudh, Odisha-76215, India
Tel-06841 228377 / 228455 / 7750018377
Email- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website : www.ycdaindia.org

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