Awareness programme on child abuse
THE HANS INDIA |
Oct 11,2017 , 11:24 PM IST
Hyderabad: Noble Peace Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi conducted the largest ever lesson on child abuse in Jaipur, on Wednesday.
The 35-minute session on ‘increasing awareness on the dangers of sexual abuse’ at the DAV Centenary Public School, had with over 10,000 children attending the session from multiple branches of the DAV school.
Also the classes are held in 693 DAV schools across the 23 states of West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Punjab, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Delhi, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh.
Additionally, governmnet and private schools in the states of Assam, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and NPS schools of Delhi-NCR will also conduct the session under the guidelines provided by the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation.
‘Satyarthi Class’ as it is popularly known among children and teachers will have over four crore students attending it across the country. The core education aligns with key goals set by the Bharat Yatra on child sexual abuse and trafficking.
The session focused on lessons on basic rights that children are granted under the constitution of India, the difference between good touch-bad touch and the need to understand the principles of ‘no touch’ as something to protect themselves and other children from potential abuse.