Participation is the heart of our program. We encourage children to
express their views/ideas, participate in decision making processes,
share their problems collectively and find suitable solution. To
ensure this, children are given the space to do so, children have
their own club meetings. These meetings are held every month at
contact point. The unresolved issues are discussed in a larger
meeting called the Children parliament, held every month, in which
15 to 20 child representatives participate from each contact point.
Children themselves select their convener and secretary for these
meetings. Children raise issues like police atrocity, crisis
intervention, employer abuse, legal support, death and took
decisions and formed action groups to resolve them. The main issues
were related to the environment, child rights, and education.
Children suggested making some changes in our interventions. Some of
the decisions taken in the meeting have already been incorporated in
our programs and actions have been taken with the involvement of the
children as per their needs. In every month 450 to 550 children are
benefitting from these trainings.