Basti Panchyte (Christian Minority) 2007-2012
Sanjog implemented many activities during 7 years in Quetta in order to empower vulnerable children (male-female), particularly of ethnic and religious minorities. The goal was to enable children to combat all kinds of abuse and exploitation and empower them for a socially & economically sound life. Major activities were capacity building of community organizations, awareness raising, life skills education, non- formal education, technical skill building along with psycho-social counseling and medical aid.
Specific objectives of the intervention were:
- To educate and mobilize community/ Stakeholders on child protection.
- To provide services to ensure protection of children in child centers and outreach points.
- To strengthen linkages among child protection organizations in Quetta.
Children working under hazardous conditions as child domestic workers, carpet weavers and garbage collectors with age group of 5-18
- Families of marginalized children from Christian minority.
- Owners of garbage depot, carpet weaving industries and home based industries
Target Areas were:
- Government Primary Girls School (govt)
- Fouji Foundation
- Govt Girls Yayah Khan high School
- Institutions & organizations intervening in targeted localities
- Trade Testing Board
- District Government Officials
- Local, national and international organizations working on education, child labor, community mobilization and economic rehabilitation
Outcome of intervention:
- 52 students pass exam of trade testing board annually
- 50 students pass NFE course annually
- 210 and 118 children attended the LSBE sessions in center and outreach respectively annually
- 38 children counseled by Psycho Social Para Counseling Group sessions annually
These interventions were financially supported by Groupe Developpement and Embassy of Finland.