#MABT2018 Day 32

EMPOWER PEOPLE
Apr 30, 2018 · 4 min read

On our first day in Bihar the March begun from Jamui District. The day shaped itself with street meetings, meetings with activists working on child rights, and interactive sessions with students and staff.

Highlights:

  1. Meeting the activists: The day started with a meeting in which over 50 activists and volunteers working for child rights with World Vision, in Chakai of Jamui. We discussed the various opportunities that the activists can avail in reaching out to the vulnerable and protecting their rights.

Our activist Saleem Khan explaining the purpose of doing a nation-wide March.

Activists that work for child rights can strengthen the community on a whole.

The helpline number for assisting any activist who faces challenges while addressing cases of trafficking.

2. Students and Staff: We visited the Government Senior Secondary School Jhajha and did a sensitisation and awareness program with the students and staff. Our activists Shafiqur Rahman Khan and Gitesh Kaushik interacted with students and sensitised them on how they can prevent themselves and their friends from getting trafficked. An activist working on the nutrition of children also spoke at the event.

The peer group should be aware of your mischief for your own protection.

Activist Pankaj Kumar Vajpeyi introducing the cause and the purpose of reaching out to children/students.

Activist Gitesh Kaushik doing a small workshop with students.

Activist Saleem Khan talks about preventing trafficking.

Street Meeting: We did a street meeting in Jamui with involvement of activists working for child rights through Childline. We sensitised the people who gathered to listen us on the issue of trafficking and how they can prevent from falling prey to the trap of the trafficking nexus.

Addressing the community on how we can build a strong network against trafficking.

Childline activists interacting with people of his city at the street meeting.

A local vendor stops for a while to listen the talk on trafficking.

Ethnic Groups and Activists: In the evening we sat with the leaders of ethnic groups and the activists at the office of Samagra Seva. Various schemes running for welfare of children were discussed. Also the need to come on a common platform for protecting the children from being trafficked either for the purpose of marriage of for bonded labour was felt. We also talked about how can all activists and social leaders work to fill the gaps in the mechanism designed to prevent trafficking and to ensure rehabilitation of survivors.

A sensitisation session with the leaders of ethnic groups and activists working for child rights

A platform where we can all come together against trafficking.

After completing the Deoghar District of Jharkhand, we set out to Jamui District of Bihar.

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