The Shelter had an average of about 50 children visiting it. This is lower to the other months and not only the tourist season is on the wane this time of the year but it is also vacation time in the schools so most of them go back to the villages. A lot recreational activities were organized for the children that attended our Shelter.
25th May International children missing day:
The Shelter staff visited the police station to find out the figures of children missing and to discuss the same with the people living around the area. During their field visits the staff also held discussions with the parents on some of the reasons as to why children run away from their homes. The parents were also given tips on how to tell the children to keep away from strangers and not take anything from them. As most of these parents work full time to make ends meet we informed them of the location and the activities conducted at the shelter. This these parents realized could be a place where the children could not only be safe but also access educational opportunities.
Community health work:
Field and Community health work was carried out at the Cobra vaddo, Baga Bazar and Baga 2. The staff talked to the community about personal hygiene and health. The members of the community were adviced to bath regular and if possible to visit doctor. The staff also informed them to boil the water before drinking.
Distributed Manna food:
30 packets of Manna food was distributed to children living on the street for them to feed on atleast one meal a day.