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Kids Learn the Ropes of Spotting Problems, Getting Authorities to Respond

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In Totagalu area of Jangamakote village in Chikkaballapura district, travelling after dusk is mostly forbidden for women and girls. Men also avoid stepping out of their home unless it's absolutely necessary. Reason: The area doesn't have a single streetlight. As crimes on streets were rampant, residents began thinking twice before stepping out. And that's when children decided to get things fixed. The route they took was simple: Makkala Gram Sabhas.


Children, their parents, anganwadi workers, supervisors from department of women and child development, auxiliary nurse midwives, teachers, police officers, school development and monitoring committee members, local NGO representatives and jurisdictional GP members are compulsorily required to be present at the sabhas. Children could raise any issue that affects their lives. Officials and panchayat members take note of the same and initiate action.

posted Jan 17, 2017 by Sweekar

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