Child Welfare Centres shelter orphans also
The Welfare Centres for Children being run by the government and managed by a ‘Balala Samrakshna Committee’ is also providing shelter to orphans. It enables provision of legal assistance to victims of child marriages and cheating.
Vikarabad: The Welfare Centres for Children being run by the government and managed by a ‘Balala Samrakshna Committee’ is also providing shelter to orphans. It enables provision of legal assistance to victims of child marriages and cheating.
The centres provide protection and send them out once they become majors. The committee conducts regular meetings on steps required to ensuring protection and creating awareness. Holding of such awareness programmes results in the inmates not being misguided to take the path of crime.
However, the centres lack plans for the benefit of the outgoing majors. Such centres are being run in Parigi, Tandur and Mominpet, where children are educated in schools up to fifth class. Later they are admitted to sixth standard in Kasturba schools. These girls also have the facility to pursue Intermediate education.
In the case of boys they are sent to polytechnic after completing SSC. As no funds are available if they want to pursue higher studies they are left to their own fate. Nobody knows their whereabouts once they attain 18 years of age. ‘Nyayanidhi’ is providing assistance to these majors.
While the Tandur centre is being run in Sishugruha, the Parigi and Mominpet centres are in RBC. The centres have 113 girls, including orphans and those who join for receiving nutritious food. The centres receive funds for ‘Balyanidhi’ from people, corporate institutions and other organisations. Although the Tandur centre is being run by the government the inmates receive donations collected by the government.
The State has provided Rs.1 crore for the ‘Nyayanidhi, which is used for the benefit of those orphans on becoming majors, enabling them to either start a small trade or make investments in fields where they have taken up higher studies while staying in the centre.
The nidhi is also used for generating self-employment. The fund is spent for conducting entertainment programmes so as to create a relaxed atmosphere for the inmates. It enables them to have a good future by also setting up cottage industries.
The Nyayanidhi is a boon for majors coming out of the centre, Anjaneyulu, District Child Protection Officer, Vikarabad, told The Hans India. He said it is helping those facing cases. However, he stated that there is no fund for conducting specialised programmes for ensuring their protection.