Convention at IIT, Delhi
Social Axiom Insignia (SAI) brought together various stakeholders for an open discussion at the Convention to “Empower Schools Against Child Sexual Abuse” on 12 November 2016. The convention saw a qualitative participation and contribution from:
150+ Schools (in alphabetical order)
Amity Global School, Apeejay School, Army Public School, Birla Balika Vidyapeeth, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Conv. of Jesus Mary, D.P.S, East Point School, G.D. Goenka School, G.H.P.S., Govt. Coed. Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Govt. Coed. Sr. Sec. School, Holy Child Sr. Sec. School, Ingraham English Med. School, Jain Sr. Sec. School, KR Mangalam School, Loreto Convent, Manav Rachna Int. School, Mt. Litera Zee School, NDMC Navyug School, OLF Convent School, OPG World School, Parivartan Ryan International School, Salwan School, Sanskar the co-ed. School, Sardar Patel School, Sehwag Int. School, Special School, Tagore Sr. Sec. School, Venketeshwar Global School, Vivekanand Pub. School, and more
20+ Organisations (in alphabetical order)
Delhi Dialogue Commission – DDC, Delhi Govt., Delhi University – CIE and Delhi School of Social Work, Directorate of Education, IIT – Delhi, National Commission for Protection of Child rights – NCPCR, National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development – NIPCCD, NCERT, and more
10+ NGO (in alphabetical order)
Childline India Foundation, Counsel to Secure Justice, HAQ, Prayas, Red Dot Foundation (Safecity), Saksham, Umang Special Child Care Society, etc.
Besides having discussions on Project CACA’s implementation, feasibility and scalability, the effectiveness of POCSO E-Box and implication of the POCSO Act, 2012 on the school environment; School related guidelines of various State Commissions for Protections of Child Rights; Challenges pertaining to implementation of various school boards’ circulars/ advisories/ notifications/ guidelines like CBSE/CISCE – POCSO circulars to schools; were also apart of talks and the open discussion held.
A consensus was build at the end that CACA Safety Workbook Series would definitely require school driven behaviour changes of students, teachers, non teaching staff and parents, to be specific, and society at large. It would require a paradigm shift in the existing school mechanism of Authority, Accountability and Competition to Responsibility, Trust and Collaboration.
The Nukkad Natak performed by the children of Saksham NGO was an eye-opener for the participants and showed that why behaviour changes for prevention of CSA are the need of the hour. The convention also saw the commencement of Project CACA as a pilot programme for the academic year 2017-18 through consensus building exercises with school teachers.
Key Speakers (in alphabetical order)