Kolkata Mary Ward Social Centre conducted sensitization and awareness programme for the school going children of Madhyamick Shiksha Kendra school of Debisabad village in Canning 1 Block under Sensitization on Anti-Human Trafficking Project on 14.08.2018. This school has 350 students and only 5 staffs to teach and take care of them. Mid day meal is provided to the students. The head master Mr Hamid is a very enthusiastic person and holds the spirit of learning together in this remote area school with bare minimum facilities.
The project with its community based awareness mobilization empowers groups who will create a safety net for children, both boys and girls (especially adolescent girls) from traffickers.
The sensitization programme in the MSK School was one such awareness programme which built the confidence and enhanced the knowledge in creating child friendly model village. There were total 85 students (Girls- 70, Boys-15) attended the programme.
These following topics were covered in an hour of sensitization programme:
A wonderful effort by the team in Canning to create awareness on child friendly model village at the remotest villages where the girls are lured in the glittering world and are caught in the net of trafficking. The traffickers easily persuade and take advantage of the topographical disadvantages and situations of the girls in the remotest villages of Sundarban. This event has given a thought process to these young minds who shared their views, understanding and ideas on safety nets and mechanism which would ensure the protection and safety to these young girls.