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With COVID-19 being one of the biggest challenges that mankind has ever faced in recent history, the children at risk face the consequences. This unfortunate outbreak has also left our children with no access to their teachers, mentors, volunteers and has brought their social interactions to a standstill. The result are feelings of fear, loneliness, loss of control and loss of hope. These are indeed difficult emotions to come with for anyone, but imagine a child who has no family to turn to at this time. We believe that the long-term impact on mental health could potentially be long lasting and devastating.

Impacted lives of
60,000+ children

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Impacted lives of
60,000+ children

With COVID-19 being one of the biggest challenges that mankind has ever faced in recent history, the children at risk face the consequences. This unfortunate outbreak has also left our children with no access to their teachers, mentors, volunteers and has brought their social interactions to a standstill. The result are feelings of fear, loneliness, loss of control and loss of hope. These are indeed difficult emotions to come with for anyone, but imagine a child who has no family to turn to at this time. We believe that the long-term impact on mental health could potentially be long lasting and devastating.

COVID-19: Health, Hygiene And Nutrition

At CSA, We Are Working With Over 5000+ Children Residing In 90 Child Care Institutions Spread Over Four States In India. We Also Have Nearly 200 Young Adults Enrolled In Our Aftercare Program And Another 150 Alumni From The Program.
We Carried Out A Telephonic Survey Of 78 Partner Child Care Institutions (Cci’s) In May 2020 To Understand Their Needs, Struggles, And How They Are Coping With The COVID-19 Crisis.
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78%

of our partner CCIs have not sent their children home

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54%

of all CCIs said they have not received support in cash or kind from the Government or Government partners
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25%

CCIs have received cash support, and most of these are from the state of Odisha where the Government released special funds to CCIs towards COVID support
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36%

other CCIs have all staff members residing within premises and hence are not facing this issue
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54%

CCIs have said that their currently available funds can sustain their work for less than 6 months
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55%

of our total CCIs have said they do not receive any funding under the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) from the Government

Our Response to COVID-19

We have supplied soaps, hand sanitizers and face masks for all children at partner CCIs. Hand washing and other health precautions are being followed in the CCI’s. We continue to monitor the situation and replenish supplies from time to time.

We have been monitoring the situation with respect to supplies of food. Most CCI’s are low on basic rations. Vegetables, fruits, milk etc. are also in short supply. We have been providing CCI’s with dry food rations and groceries through the generous support of our CSR partners.

All CCI’s are following the lockdown protocols. No visitors or outsiders are allowed to enter the CCI premises.

Program Objectives

Education and Developmental Training

Focus on remedial teaching and grade specific learning for Math and English Using videos, worksheets and games (Both online and offline)

Recreation Extracurricular activities

Opportunity to learn with fun To include indoor and outdoor games including Zumba and Yoga To include creative learning forums like storytelling, Art and Craft

Preparatory Program

To focus on Career awareness to children who are 16 and above To improve their spoken English

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Wellness

Emotional and stress management Counseling as per requirement

 

Operationalizing Digital Engagement

Equip CCIs with digital infrastructure

Provide laptops Install Wi-Fi at our CCIs

 

Curate and collect educational and recreational content

Educational Content Providers like Khan Academy Subscriptions to Smart TV services Curation of interesting online courses, documentaries, vocational learning content etc. Tie up with content providers to teach spoken English

 

Introduce on-line discussion sessions with CSA Program Officers and experts

Through scheduled Google Hangouts/Zoom interactive video calls Over time provide sessions with experts in yoga, meditation, music, dance, etc.

Identify a “family circle” for every child:

This could be a Program Officer, a counsellor, an alumnus, or their family. We would facilitate one-on-one video sessions with children; Knowing that you have a few people who care for you, is a very strong source of mental support at a time like this and beyond.

 
The Way Forward

We see the tremendous value this program brings to our children.

First and foremost, a world of content is available for them to learn across all the fields. This also caters to children at varied learning levels wherein children can learn at their own learning pace.

Teacher capability is another aspect that gets addressed in digital learning. This also opens up the doors for a variety of teachers, volunteers, mentors and counsellors to interact with our children.