Peer Educators’ Training

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Under the Let Girls Live project, athree-day training program for Peer Educators was organized in the field-area of Gol Market. These Peer Educators were students from classes 9, 10 and 11 studying in NDMC schools.  They were trained to conduct a monthly awareness meeting on the following issues

Gender, patriarchy and gender-based discriminations
Abuse and violence, including female feticide and infanticide
Rights issues, including child rights, constitutional provisions and  rights violations

Peer Educators were trained by a team from PRERANA.

Rakhi Celebrations

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Rakhi is a Hindu festival during which men promise their sisters that they will take care of her and protect her from harm. The promise is bound by the “rakhi” — a length of colourful thread that is tied by a woman around her brother’s wrist.

PRERANA organizes workshops on self-defense for girls and at the last such workshop, the girls said that that they now felt capable of protecting their brothers! So the ages-old tradition was reversed — the boys tied a rakhi on their sisters’ wrists. The event was highly appreciated by the girls and their families.

District Resource Centre

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Mission Convergence or Samajik Suvidha Sangam is a new initiative of Government of Delhi to empower the citizens, especially the poor and vulnerable to avail benefits of welfare schemes implemented by the Government. The Mission looks to bring together welfare schemes of nine departments (Education, Food and Civil Supplies, Health and Family Welfare, Information Technology, Labor, Social Welfare, SC, ST, OBC and Minority Welfare, Women and Child Development and Urban Development) on a common platform, rationalize the various schemes, simplify administrative procedures, create a single point for enrollment to all schemes and strengthen implementation by use of information technology and efficient delivery of services.
DRC Mega Camp

The Mission works on the demand side by creating awareness among citizens about their entitlements and empowering them to avail their rightful entitlements. This is being achieved by partnering with NGOs to set up Suvidha Kendras (GRC) across Delhi, especially in areas inhabited by poor sections. The Suvidha Kendras work in close coordination with the District Resource Centres (DRC) that has been established in each district and function from the Deputy Commissioners Office. Since the DC’s office has been made the central point for all social welfare schemes, DRCs work closely with the DC’s office for implementing activities of Mission Convergence.
DRC Mega Camp

PRERANA has two DRCs-in the New Delhi and Central Delhi district. The New Delhi DRC began functioning from February 2009 and the Central Delhi DRC from December 2008.