International Child helpline day: Vimukti Pothnal

On 19th of May, 2018 Vimukti Charitable Trust®, Pothnal organized the program in collaboration with CHILDLINE India Foundation to mark the international child helpline day at Sunkanoor village, Manvi Taluka. The rally was conducted in the main streets of Sunknoor Village. The students took out rally through the main streets of Sunkanoor by holding placards and banners containing the message on the needs of protecting the rights, to create awareness on adverse impact of child marriage, Child Sexual abuse, child line, child dropout, Child trafficking, Child labor, RTF, protection of earth, health-hygiene and cleanliness etc., in the society. The day was packed with events which were meant to sensitize the citizens for the need for children friendly spaces with included access to a helpline service for children. The underlying message of the campaign was to take collective responsibility in protecting the rights of children.

Fr. Sathish Fernandes, Vimukti Director explained saying “Children deserve to be heard. The care and protection of children is everyone’s responsibility”, and he stressed on the importance of helplines and explained the mechanism behind the helpline system. Mr. Arogyappa Vimukti coordinator said that everyone should join hands for the cause of children in need and refer them to CHILDINE 1098. Nearly 112 benefited from this mass awareness program.

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