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Quarterly report Januarty to March, 2020 opportunities. Outcome: SELF-EMPLOYMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (SEED) § 60 women leaders benefited from the training The project Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship § The participants learned how to make home care Development Program (SEED), in 3 districts of Assam (Karbi Anglong, Sonitpur, Kamrup Metro) are in progress. products such as Washing Powder, Dish Wash, The project aims to promote women's empowerment Phenyl, Harpic, Washing Soap, Sanitizer, Hand Wash, through entrepreneurship development and organic Easy Wash, and Lysol. agricultural activities for achieving food security of the § Motivated to start their own small business to boost marginalised community. The activities planned and their income. implemented in this project will contribute towards Training on Sustainable and Profitable On-Farm and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: 1: No Off-Farm Related Activities Poverty, 2: No Hunger, 3: Good Health and Well-Being, 5: Training for women entrepreneurs was organized at Gender Equality, 8: Decent Work and Economic, 10: Jirsong Asong, Diphu on 3rd February, 2020. Fortythree Reduce Inequality, 12: Responsible, Consumption and women from 20 SHGs group participated in the training. Production. The resource persons were Mr. Sree Kumar Kalita To realize the goals NEDSSS implemented various Agriculture officer of Nagaon District, Govt. Assam and Mr. activities at central as well as district level. Savio Rangla from NEDSSS. The project coordinator Ms. Training on Sales and Marketing on Home Care Times Lilymaxima Ekka, welcome the participants and introduced the objective of the program. Three days training was organized on sales and marketing First session was facilitated by Mr. Savio Rangla on the on home care items at North East Diocesan Social Service importance and scope of rural women entrepreneurship. Society Guwahati from 14th – 16th March 2020. Sixty women Speaking on the program he said that entrepreneurship is leaders from the project areas participated in the training. important as it has the ability to improve the standards of The objective of the training was to enhance the knowledge living. Every economical improvement of the family reflects of rural women in production of home care items, sales and in the education of children, improved intake of nutritious marketing skills and to motivate them to take up the food, improved health, change of attitude to life and challenges to improve their economic status. The training surroundings, recognition and acceptance in the was facilitated by Mr. Jobin Mathew Director cum Founder community etc. All these factors affect our life provide the of Johan's Foundation from Kerala. The participants were confidence to face the challenges in business. very happy and confident to take up the challenges as they learned the business method, skills on marketing, Second session was facilitated by Mr. Kumar Kalita on off- networking, negotiation etc. Inputs were also given on basic digital literacy regarding net banking, bank transaction and various websites of government for their benefits and information regarding employment 02

farm and on-farm related activities. He explained in detail Quarterly report January to March, 2020 about various types of on-farm activities such as crop cultivation, fruits cultivation, family economic garden, Constituency), Mr. Mukut Mohonto (MAC of Deopani kitchen garden, vegetable garden, livestock farming etc., Constituency) and Reporters from Bokajan Mr. Klengdung and Off-Farm such as food processing, handloom, Terang. Ms. Lily Maxima the project coordinator anchored handicraft, candle making, detergent making, mushroom the program. Inspirational talks by the invitees encouraged making, flower making, etc. Highlighting on the importance and acknowledged women's contribution in various sectors of kitchen garden and small scale business which women of social development. To mark this special day, flag can do, he said, income by women in the family will lead to hoisting was done by Santi Surin, President of Mahila family economic development, freedom, equality, Samiti, rally was organized, trees were planted, games ownership, and sharing of responsibilities and monetary were conducted and winners were awarded with prizes. power and such women are influential for the nation ALTERNATIVE LIVELIHOOD EDUCATION, building. He also explained to the participants on different RESOURCE AND TRAINING (ALERT) CENTRE govt. schemes and the linkage which will benefit the women Training on Pollution Free Poultry to take-up their entrepreneurship easily such as Training on pollution free poultry farming was organized for § Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Yojna (Block office, R/F BDO) women SHG groups on 20th January at Benganabari, Khetri. Participants were from 8 SHGs group from § Pradhan Mantri Fasal BimaYojna (DAO Linkage,C/O Helagoo, Benganabari. The training aimed at enhancing Nodal Officer, CSS- ATMA) SHG farmers' income through livestock rearing and contributing to their nutritional and livelihood security. § Kisan Credit Card (R/F to any Bank, DAO, Insurance Company) § Start up India Schemes, MUDRA Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Employment Generation Program (PMEGP), TREAD Schemes for women, and Credit Guarantee fund scheme for micro and small enterprises (CGTMSE apply directly at bank). Outcome: § Participants understood about the importance of entrepreneurship and benefits § Women gained more knowledge on off-farm and on- farm activities § Women came to know various benefit schemes available in the government department and how to access them. International Women's Day Celebration International Women's Day celebrated on 8th March 2020, at Mohkhuti Village, Karbi Anglong District Assam. The theme of the day was “Each for Equal”. Six hundred women from Mohkhuti, Rangagora, Bildipa, Tingbasti, Japrajan, Jeng- Gaon, Bagjan, Natun Basti participated in the celebration. The special invitees for the celebration were Dr. Numul Momin MLA from 17 No Bokajan Constituency of Karbi Anglong, Mr. Bapuram Kisku (Nominated MAC OF Bokajan 023

Quarterly report Januarty to March, 2020 COMMUNITY ACTION FOR WATER, SANITATION AND NUTRITION IN NORTH EAST INDIA (PHASE IV) Different aspects in poultry farming such as feeding management, clean water, proper shelter, location, size and vaccination were explained in detail to them by the resource person Mr. Nobin Bora. For practical knowledge and first hand information the participants were taken to the poultry farm of NEDSSS. The participants were motivated to take up the poultry farming as home based business and income generation. Vermi Compost and Detergent Making Training on Vermi composting and home-based detergent Proper documentation and tools used to gather the making for SHGs and community leaders was organized on information are important aspects for the success of 23rd January in collaboration with Sacred Heart Sisters at project implementation. Therefore, training for the project Tezpur. Thirtyfive people from different SHGs participated in staff on Management Information System (MIS) was this training. Mrs. Puspha Rana and Ms. Lily Maxima, the conducted from 22nd January to 25th, 2020 for the staff of staff of NEDSSS were the resource persons. Ms. Pushpa health project from seven partners. There were 19 Rana highlighted the importance of vermi compost in participants for the training hosted by NEDSSS at agriculture practices and how farmers can go for eco- Guwahati. Introduction about training and changes made friendly practice and increase their agriculture production by in the project implementation was shared by Sr. Ann Paul, using vermi compost. Health Coordinator. Rev. Fr. Varghese, the Director of NEDSSS, extended a hearty welcome to the participants Ms. Lily Maxima Ekka trained the participants on home care and gave a brief note on the purpose of the training. He items like detergent making, multi-purpose liquid, and dish also expressed the difficulties of getting quality reports and wash making. During the session, she explained in detail asked the participants to clear all their doubts about the the ingredients used and procedure required for the finish project, its activities and implementation methods during products. Participants were made to involve in practical the training. Then, he invited the resource person, Dr. Piet, demonstration. She requested the participants to do in their the consultant from MISERIOR, to lead the session. Dr. own locality small income generation activities and even Piet based on his field experiences explained the plan for their emergence asentrepreneurs in the long run. objectives and indicators through power point presentation and discussed the matter extensively with the participants. Different topics relevant in their project areas were chosen by respective Dioceses as their target to work on. Imphal Diocese proposed target on 'Prevention of Transmission of HIV from pregnant mother to the child', Diphu Diocese choose on “Disability”, Miao Diocese opted to work with “Tuberculosis”, Guwahati diocese decided to work on 'Skin Disease' specifically on “Ringworm” as many people in their area are affected with same disease. Aizawl Diocese (Aizawl and Silchar) decided on “Breast Cancer', whereas Shillong Diocese preferred to work on “Oral Cancer”. There were extensive discussions and clarifications as well as suggestions regarding the topics selected. Later, Dr. Piet and Dr. Lincoln introduced a questionnaire for the baseline data collection and explained how to do it. 024

On 24th January, Dr. Lincoln, one of the consultants Quarterly report January to March, 2020 introduced to the participants on various Government schemes under different departments. He asked the BUILDING BRIDGES THROUGH PEACEBUILDING participants to list out more available schemes in the AND CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION IN NORTH villages when baseline data is conducted. Dr. Lincoln EAST INDIA helped to frame the format for baseline data and monthly monitoring format. Project monitoring format for data Follow up meetings were held with Manja & Hidipi collection was explained in detail and confusion and doubts Parish youth on 1/16 & 29/2020 with 50 participants. The were clarified. This has helped the participants to have a objective was to share with the youth how to manage clear understanding on the process of monitoring data- conflict without violence, respect all forms of life and based results. Dr. Piet's explanation and inputs about the engage in social justice activities. Also, it was to motivate Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs), helped to simplify youth to appreciate intercultural diversity and learn skills the baseline questionnaire, baseline data, monthly data for peaceful engagements. collection and formatting report. All the participants Follow up meetings with SHGs on 1/13-14-15-16/2020 expressed their satisfaction as the program was very much with 63 women. The women learned about the different helpful to improve the quality of work they are doing. possibilities of generating fund for the group. It was discussed during the meeting that the Federation will take § As part of using modern technology to educate the up cleanliness as one of the initiatives and also to supply villagers about the necessity of leading a healthier life water to families who needs water supply. This, they will by the use of pure water, sanitation and nutrition, do by using the garbage picking vehicle donated to them NEDSSS is introducing a video on the topics of safe by Diphu Town Committee office. drinking water, nutrition, hand washing and sanitation in Introducing peace education and forming peace club Hindi and English. This is primarily important in our on 12/1/2020 at St Mary's school, Diphu attended by 140 current situation of the outbreak of the corona virus. In students. The objective was to instill good values and the order to facilitate this movement, NEDSSS has provided attitude to accept and respect others. Through Peace Club, projector and USB drives to all our 34 Health Centers. help them grow as effective leaders and responsible In the first phase, the project focused mainly on leaders. Peace Club was formed in the school with 6 office teaching the community members on hygiene practices, bearers consisting of the President, Vice-President, hand washing techniques, demonstrations on cooking General Secretary, Asst. Gen. Secretary, Cultural and nutritional food. In the current phase, the project Sports Secretary and Treasurer. With the permission of the focuses on targeting mainly pregnant women, lactating school authority, the club members decided to collect Rs. 5 mothers and adolescents, and children 6 to 7 years old from each student which will be used for their activities in because they can be the primary agents of change in the future. the village and communities. 025

Quarterly report Januarty to March, 2020 Governor of Tripura. During the program, the youth observed the 48th Statehood day of Tripura. The Governor State level seminar on peace was organized on appealed to the youth to promote brotherhood, harmony 16/1/2020 at Churachandpur to sensitize the need for and peace. He further wished good luck for the Yatra so peace and confidence building among inter-tribe leaders. that brotherhood and peace can be promoted in the North Thirtythree participants were convinced of the need for East. Nine youths were selected for the Sadbhavana Yatra more efforts for peace and resolve to begin with their own who will travel all over North East and will share the organization/community. cultures of different tribes of Tripura with the other states. Training of SHG on entrepreneurship, empowerment A state level workshop for religious leaders: Jana and peace organized on the following dates: 11-12-15-16- Unnayan Samiti Tripura (JUST) organized this workshop 18-21-22-24-26/2020 January at Churachandpur, Ukhrul with the theme “The present socio-political scenario in our and Chandel Districts. The aim was to give awareness on country and response to the challenges” at JUST training hall, Agartala on 31st January 2020. The resource person women' rights and entitlements and the role of women in shared a few strategies on how to response to challenges peacebuilding. Twohundred and fortyfive participants are as leaders. One of the responses to the challenges is not aware of women rights, domestic violence and child care. to react to wrong information without proper knowledge. They understood the role of women and SHG in peace Consultative workshop with 18 local peace builders and processes. Participants are convinced that they can peace building organizations was held on 24/1/2020 at contribute to peace at the local level. Dimapur to build an understanding about the Monthly meeting and strengthening of peace club consequences of conflict and value of peace among the members on promoting peace through mass media at Holy community, enhance peaceful co-existence. Cross School Panisagar, Kathalcherra, Kumarghat, Peace seminar for Sixty six college students on, \"Peer Depacherra, Twikarmaw, Holy Cross Convent School Mediation\" on 25/1/2020. The main objective of the Dharmanagar, St. Andre School Budhjungnagar, Notre program was to train the peer mediators on the philosophy Dame School Mohorpara, Janthum English Medium of life by stressing on the theme, “hurts not transformed is School, Montfort School Champaknagar, Dukli, St. Arnold transferred” by a renowned peace activist of the State and School Gandacherra, Ambassa Don Bosco School to train them on the fundamentals of peace. During the Nandannagar, Mandai, Baijalbari and Synod School evaluation it was found that the inputs shared by the Lefunga on January 16-18-20-21-24-25-27-28-29-31/2020. resource person were very effective as they had connected Inter youth clubs gathering for peace on 21/1/2020 the theme of the program with number of living examples. organised by Jana Unnayan Samiti Tripura (JUST) in Observation of Women's day at Nortap, Kamrup, collaboration with National Integrated Forum of Artist Assam Activist (NIFFA) at State Museum on 21st January 2020 at Agartala. The Chief Guest was Mr. Ramesh Bais the The theme of International women's day 2020 is 026

“EachForEqual”, An equal world is an enabled world. Quarterly report January to March, 2020 Keeping in mind the theme, NEDSSS under the peace project observed women's day, on 15th March, 2020 at partners understand the core concept of the project Nortap. Mrs. Moushumi Saikia was the resource person especifically on the theory of change and mainstream it in while addressing the women, local leaders and children their project implementations to achieve greater result presence said that women has a vital role to play in the society. She urged women to develop self-confidence in while working with the community and nation building. them, make good uses of the opportunities and resources. Key Strategic Pillars They should work hard in order to achieve something in their life. To be financially independent women should take 1. Empowering Animation: The liberating action up livelihood activities. Financial independent will free them taken up by empowering animation, self- from everything else and be better position to take care of propelling, self-directing, continuous and their children and family's expensed. She also sensitized collective action. the participants on gender equality and gender bias. She encouraged the people to respect every individual men and 2. Dialogue: Dialogue implies consensus based women. They should not discriminate people on the basis upon shared understanding and oriented towards of gender but work together to make their village a better reaching agreement. Categories as dialogue with- place to live. If there is love and respect among the people, i. Poor ii. Nature, Duty bearers. there will be progress and peace in the society and in the world. 3. Volunteerism: An act in recognition of a need, with an attitude of social responsibility and without Gram Panchayat President who was the chief guest for the concern for monetary profit, going beyond one's occasion, encouraged the women group to make good basic obligations. utilization of govt. schemes which are given for their upliftment from poverty. The women in the village should 4. Sharing Community: aimed at sharing our help each other so that everyone is empowered to do resources and treating everyone as brothers and something in the society. sisters. Nortap Govt. school headmaster addressing the people Core Social Values also said that we should give equal freedom, respects and 1. Human Dignity: Dignity of the person is the opportunities to women. We should not discriminate on the foundation of a moral vision for society. basis of gender. They are equally talented and can achieve 2. Community and the Common Good: Totality of what men can achieve. all those conditions of social living, including political, economic and cultural aspects of Vote of thanks from Mr. Mukti Tirkey the animator of bridge humanity can be achieved their full potential. school. The celebration ended with a community meal. 3. Rights and Responsibilities: Through human dignity, right of a person can be protected. Every REGIONAL FORUM ACCOMPANIMENT SUPPORT FOR MAINSTREAMING KSPS IN ALL PARTNER ORGANISATIONS IN NORTH EAST REGION This project is implemented in 16 Diocesan partner NGOs in seven states of North East Region. The project aims to capacitate partners on the Caritas India Strategic plan 2018-2023 with special focus on theory of change (Key strategic Pillars-Empowering Animation, Dialogue, Volunteerism, Sharing Community) and Core Social Values. NEDSSS takes efforts to collaborate with all the partners to disseminate the necessary information and action so that 027

Quarterly report Januarty to March, 2020 Social Service Society. The inputs in the training enhanced the knowledge level of the staffs in applying the the Key person has a fundamental right to life and a right Strategic Pillars in their social work interventions. It also to those things required for human decency. would enable them to promote social transformation and community development emphasizing on People-Led 4. Option for the Poor and Vulnerable: The poor approach rather than NGO-led lead approach emphasising are the people most often forgotten, exploited, and on Self-reliance, self-driven, Self-resourced nad marginalized in the societies. Includes all who are collectivism (Unity and expressions).The training also marginalized in the society, including unborn enhanced the understanding of the participants to be social children, persons with disabilities, the elderly and worker who would be aa true facilitator in the community the terminally ill, and the victims of injustice and creating greater confidence in the people. oppression. Immediate result § 40 staffs were capacitated and enhanced in their 5. Participation: All people have a right to participate in the economic, political, and cultural life of a knowledge on Key Strategic Pillars and Core Social society. The ultimate injustice is for a person or a Values group to be treated actively or abandoned § Staffs understood how to mainstream the four Strategic passively as if they were non-members of the Pillars in their organization program activities human race. § Prepared action plan connecting to achievable result based on four pillars 6. Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers: Basic rights of workers must be respected. Profiling of Religious Congregation based NGOs and Interface Meeting with FBOs and sharing of SP Right to productive work, to decent and fair wages, For further outreach and collaboration with various Civil to have membership in organizations and unions, Society Organizations, mapping of religious social work to own private property, and to take up economic centers were done in the states of Assam and Manipur. initiatives. There is much value in connecting with different organizations in sharing our work and interest. This gives 7. Stewardship of Creation: Human being are the opportunity to network and introduce the Core Social responsible to take care and protct the Values and Key Strategic Pillars thereby contributing to the environment. achievement of the project goal. It gives a platform for exchange of ideas, information and co-strengthening in the 8. Solidarity: Solidarity means \"loving our neighbor\" 9. Role of Government: Citizens need the help of the governments in fulfilling responsibilities and promoting the common good. 10. Promotion of Peace: Peace is a prerequisite condition for the human development and progressive life, which in turn involves the safeguarding of the goods, dignity and freedom of people. Peace is the fruit of the execution of justice and promotion of right order in the society. Activities To disseminate the concept of social transformation based on the theory of social change i.e. Empowering Animation, Dialogue, Volunteerism and Sharing Community, workshops were conducted for the Diocesan partner organizations at the diocese level. Three trainings were conducted in the reporting period for Diocesan Social Service Society of Imphal, Jirsong Asong, Diphu and Tezpur 028

Quarterly report January to March, 2020 development process. EMPOWERMENT OF CHILDREN THROUGH CHILDREN'S PARLIAMENT IN ASSAM AND § NEDSSS has selected four out of our 16 partners MANIPUR NGOs who would be a strong co traveler in mainstreaming the Key Strategic Pillars in the The project Empowerment of children through Children' community we work. NEDSSS will give special Parliament (CP) is to promote children to participate in handholding support and motivate them in taking issues of importance to them. forward the strategic pillars in the community where we work. The outcome and lesson learnt from the selected Project Goal: Create an environment where child's voice is four partners will further inspire and replicate the good heard, appreciated and exercise their rights to influence in work in place where our presence is there. decision making in 16 villages of Manipur and Assam through Children's Parliament ENVIRONMENT Objectives: Prevention and protection from any threat becomes a security for sustainable development of the society. Today, 1. To form 32 Children's Parliament in 16 villages of environment degradation is one of the greatest threats that Assam and Manipur faced by both animals and human beings. Our Mother Earth which is home for millions of species is in danger if proper 2. To build capacity of 1200 children to become child care is not taken. Therefore, there is need to repair the advocates and influence policies at all levels. damage done and reverse the trends. NEDSSS in 3. To strengthen the existing 8 children' parliament of Assam and train them so that their voice is heard 4. To bring down the number of dropouts and linking them with regular school through bridge school. collaboration with Earth Day Network and its partners is Sl.NO Name of the village District State promoting environmental protection in the North East 1. Purum Chandropoto Chandel Manipur Region of India. The table below indicates the reach out. 1. Purum Tampak Chandel Manipur 1. Old & New Wangpral Chandel Manipur Reached To 1. Purum Khullen Laininghu Chandel Manipur 1. Purum Chumbang Chandel Manipur Activities Place Target Group Male Female 1. ZiontlangPhaipi Chandel Manipur Mapao Zingsho 40 20 1. Lamlongei Imphal East Manipur Visit to Mapao Zingsho NEDSSS Villagers 3 42 1. Kharam Pallen Kangpokpi Manipur Religious Heads 1. Amsing Jorabat Kamrup Assam Motivational talk Khetri 1. Hatisila Kamrup Assam Dialogue with Duty 1. Amiyanagar Kamrup Assam Bearers Lahorighat 1. Amchong Tea Estate Kamrup Assam Pollution free Poultry Jirsong Asong 1. Nartap Kamrup Assam Environmental Diphu 1. Samukjhuli. Biswanath Assam Awareness Mantripukhri 1. Bagmari Biswanath Assam End Plastic Pollution NEDSSS 1. Jitpur Biswanath Assam Kharam Environment Protection Duty Bearers 94 Village Level Project Orientation Mohokheti Women 2 10 Promoting Clean Village Project orientation was conducted in the 16 proposed International Women’ NEDSSS Women Groups 3 50 villages of Assam and Manipur for the project of Day 50 6 'Empowerment of children through children's parliament'. Environmental Nartap Women , Youth 12 15 The objectives of the meeting were to orient village Awareness Armchong Students 35 7 leaders, members of the village authority, women and Cleanliness Drive Bagmari Youth youth leaders on the project goal, objectives, project duration and activities and also rapport building with the Cleanliness Drive Total Women 200 250 community. Meetings were held with village leaders and Cleanliness Drive Women, Youth 50 70 14 8 Children Parliament 12 Children Parliament 17 14 Children Parliament 447 18 514 092

Quarterly report Januarty to March, 2020 parliament, the staff were given orientation on the formation and functioning of children's parliament. After the member of the Panchayats and Gaonbura. The local meeting, an action plan was made for the coming months. leaders and members of Panchayat were asked to convey the message to the villages and requested them to issue no In DSSS, Imphal, orientation of the project was conducted objection certificate to NEDSSS in order to start the evening for the staff of the project. The project objectives, activities, school for the children and other activities based on the project period, reports related to the progress of their work project goal and objectives. and planning meetings to be held at the end of every Outcome: month was told to the staff. § Village leaders understood the project goal and In-depth orientation and training of the project was planned to be held on the 30th and 31st of March 2020 to be objectives conducted by Mr. Tennyson, the Regional Project Officer, § They agreed upon the implementation of the project in from NEDSSS, Guwahati. It was also planned to start the classes formally after the training, with the necessary their respective villages arrangements made for the room, where classes would be § The villages agreed to cooperate actively for the conducted for the children with the required teaching and learning materials made available to them. successful implementation of the project and extend The teacher animators have already started tuition classes whatever help they can for its implementation. The for the children after the formal agreements were made necessary room needed for the tuition of the children between DSSS and the 10 project villages in Manipur. The has been agreed upon to be made available by the teacher animator have also announced about the project villages as a local contribution towards the program. implementation in their respective villages. Learning Materials Distributed Selection of Teacher Animator To encourage the children in the centers, basic learning Teachers cum animators were selected based on their materials such as pencils, eraser, note books etc., were performance in the interview and their desire to serve as distributed to eight centers in Guwahati. They were also the Teacher cum Animator. One animator per center has given recreational items such as football, ludo, skipping been selected from the target villages who will teach the ropes and tarpaulin to sit and learn. children for 3 hours daily, Monday to Friday and on Daily Tuition to the Children Saturdays, make home visits of the children, organize Enrollment of children has been completed in all the children's parliament and conduct other awareness centers and the teachers have started the daily tuition to programs in the village. the children in their respective centers. These children are Orientation of Project to the Staff taught 3 hours daily and apart from tuition other extra- In Guwahati, the first staff meeting cum orientation of the curricular activities are also conducted for the integrated project was conducted at NEDSF. The meeting began with development of the children. Special attention is given to a welcome note from Project coordinator. The objective of the drop outs and weaker children. Tuition classes will help the meeting was to orient the staff about the new project on Children's Parliament. The project coordinator explained in detail the project goal and objectives. The new phase of the project being empowerment of children through children's 1020

the children to do better in their studies. Quarterly report January to March, 2020 Cleanliness drives by Children's Parliament Daily tuition Children's Parliaments are taking great initiative in their All the eight centers are having regular tuition classes. The own villages towards climate action. Children took out children are guided to complete their home works and awareness rally on the harmful effects of plastic, with cleared their doubts. Once in a week, games and sports slogans 'plastic hatao duniya bachao' 'plant trees' 'green are organized along with the classes. earth' etc. One of the CP members said that 'we need to make our village clean, we should not litter plastic, we should throw the waste in a proper dust bin and burn them'. REDUCTION OF CHILD LABOR IN THE TEA Children's Parliaments GARDEN AREAS OF SONITPUR DISTRICT TEZPUR, ASSAM CP meetings were organized by the CP's in every center. During the weekly meeting the CPs make their weekly plan The Project is being implemented in two districts of Assam and make resolution to perform the task within the week. viz; Biswanath Chariali and Sonitpur. The target groups are During the weekly meeting they also discuss on different children mostly Adivasis whose parents are tea garden social issues. The points given below are the outcome of laborers. The project reached out to more than 800 children the weekly meeting of the CP. in 8 villages in two districts of Assam. § Safai Abiyan (cleanliness drive): Students under the Goal: Prevention and abolition of child labor and creation of initiative of the CP ministers took up cleaning activities in child labor free zones in the tea gardens of Assam the villages (cleaning of village, drains, school campus and community common places etc.) They also clean Project Objectives: approach road of the village. § By the end of the project, 60% of School dropouts and § Repairing of Dustbins: CPs from Bokajan repaired the non-school going children between the ages 5-14 from dustbins that were made and kept along the road sides. 8 targeted villages are accessing the Bridge Schools and 80% drop out children enrolled in § Celebration of Republic Day: The children took part in government/private schools during the project period. the flag hosting ceremony on 26th of January 2020 along with the village people. § By the end of the project rate of absenteeism and dropout in schools in the project area has been § Nurturing of Plants: The CP took care of the plants that reduced by 80%. were planted last World Environment Day. They make sure that the plants are in good condition. § By the end of the project, no children are involved in child labor in the tea gardens in the project area. § Concept of Plastic Bank: The CP has developed the concept of plastic bank. All the centers collect the waste plastic and store it in proper place where it doesn't get 0112

Quarterly report Januarty to March, 2020 scattered. Later, the plastic will be given for recycling. Training Attended This will be linked up with the Panchayat and the plastics will be submitted to the PRI members for further process. Ms. Lily Maxima Ekka attended 5 days' workshop on Humanitarian Response and Simulation Action at North Motivational Home Visits East Diocesan Social Service Society (NEDSSS) from 6th- 10th January, 2020 organized by Caritas India. The training Home visits are scheduled on every week by the teachers. was facilitated by Mr. Sameer, Mrs. Nidhi, and Mr. Raju The teachers visit the parents for giving feedback of the Dey from Delhi. 17 participants from different states like students. It is mandatory for the teacher animators to make Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Orissa, and Kolkata participated in home visit especially those who are irregular to the tuition this program. centers. Weekly home visit helps students to be regular to the tuition center for evening classes and also motivates parents to send their children to school. Enrolment of Dropouts: Under the initiative of the CPs, the dropout students were enrolled to different schools. The details of the students are given below: Sl. Name of Enrolled Name of School Name of Study Centers No Students in class 2 No. Sonabeel 1. Asrita Kandulna VI John Memorial M.E 2 No. Sonabeel school 2 No. Sonabeel 1. Amenjit Topno VI John Memorial M.E school 1. Alina Lugun I Chita Basti L.P School 1. Ajay Lugun I Chita Basti L.P School 2 No. Sonabeel 1. Abeshek III Malijan LP School Bokajan Kerketta VI F.A Ahmed High School No. 1 Malijan 1. Suraj Herenz 1. Sanika Tuti VI Hem Baruah Higher Tang Tang Secondary School Monitoring Visit to Project Areas at Tezpur On 22nd February 2020, the project coordinator, Tennyson Shaiphu made a monitoring visit to project villages at Ballipara, Tezpur. The objective of the visit was to monitor the functioning of tuition centers through interaction with animators, checking the attendance registers and minute books of the Children's Parliament. All the animators and supervisor were present during the visit. Respective record books were also checked. 012

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