MADHYA PRADESH Success Stories:
ICPS FUNDING DISBURSAL TO CCI THROUGH CSA'S PURSUANT FOLLOW UPS - 2017
Jeevan Jyoti Rao (JJR) is running a children home for 50 girls at Indore. JJR is the only CCI for girls at Indore, this home always run with a full strength of children year after year. CSA started supporting this CCI since 2013.
At various levels, JJR staff & trustee raised the issue of non-receipt of financial grants from the government from three years which is 2013 to 2016, and 2016-17 was the fourth year.
CCI trustees were quite confident that they will receive financial assistance from the government under ICPC but they were not clear about where they were lacking and finally they requested CSA to intervene and to support.
Since 2015, CSA has been following up &rallying with government to resolve this issue. CSA officials and CCI trustee prepared a plan of action that included -
Conducted meetings with State level officials to present JJR's case
Meeting with District Collector
Meeting with District Women Empowerment Officer
Round of meeting with District Child Protection Officer
Written letters to all authorities
Resolved all queries and concerns raised by different officials
Prepared documentation of JJR
Regular follow up with all stakeholders
After long & consistent efforts, JJR has successfully received grant in the financial year 2016-17
GOA Success stories:
FOSTER PARENTING CASE - FIRST FOSTER CASE FACILITATED IN GOA BY CSA - 2015
We successfully facilitated the foster care placement of an 11 year old girl in Goa with a 55 year old woman whose husband passed away. This is the first case handled by CSA and also the first foster care case in the entire state of Goa.
11 year old Rekha* was an orphan child since she lost both her parents to HIV. However, she was HIV negative and lived in an orphanage since she was 3 years old. She yearned to have a family of her own. On the other hand, Anitha*, a 55 year old woman had lost her husband a few years back. As a couple, they too were yearning for a child and had approached several Adoption Agencies with the hope of adopting a child, however, they never succeeded. CSA became aware of Anitha's desire to adopt and after a few discussions with her, she was willing to take 11 year old Anitha under foster care. When Anitha met Rekha for the first time, there was an instant connection and this just seemed like divine intervention! CSA followed up with the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) in Goa to get the process moving and after a wait of 6 months, CWC finally gave the nod for Rekha to be given under foster care to Anitha. Both mother and daughter are extremely happy with these turn of events & since Rekha is a totally orphaned child, Anitha is now looking to adopt her daughter legally!
*Names changed to protect identity of parents and child
REGISTRATION OF CCIS IN GOA UNDER JUVENILE JUSTICE ACT, 2000 - 2013
CSA in association with the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Goa organized a one day training and workshop titled "Registration of Children's Homes under the Juvenile Justice Act 2001" in 2013. 87 participants with representatives from 60 Children's Homes attended this workshop. Almost all children's homes applied for registration with the Goa Government. Prior to this, none of the CCIs were registered under JJ Act in Goa. Now more than 60 CCIs are registered and have license under JJ Act!