A little about US….
The Punya Children Home for Girls is the 50 capacity girl’s Child Care Institution / Children Home run by Integrated Women and Children Development Centre (IWCDC) under the Grand- in- aid of Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India, under Integrated Child Protected Scheme (ICPS), through Social Welfare Department, Govt. of Manipur. The Home came into being in the year 2007. A home for intervention program for girl child aged 7-18 years providing temporary as well as long term shelter ( upto 18 years of age) for “Children in need of care and protection”.
It is a 50 bedded & recognized by the Govt. Of Manipur as a Child Care Institution /Children Home for Girls under registration no. 9/4-JJA of 2010 Dated 28th August 2010, renewed on 18/11/2016.
Our Mission is to be a strong voice for children, championing their rights & reaching out to children in need of care and protection, offering them a protective home and rehabilitate them through a holistic rehabilitation program.
- To give immediate care and protection to the children.
- To protect the child from vulnerable situations by sustained interventions.
- To rehabilitate and reintegrate the children in the mainstream society.
- To carry out follow-up services to ensure that the children do not return to vulnerable situations.
Source of Referral:
Any person can refer a child in need of care and protection. However, the child/case has to be placed before the concerned District Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and the court is to issue a detention order for admission of the child in the Home /Child Care Institution.
TYPE OF STAY AT CHILD CARE INSTITUTION/ HOME
- Overnight protective stay
- Rehabilitation stay
Types of rehabilitation
- Institutional rehabilitation and restoration to biological parents
- Foster Care
- After Care Program and economic empowerment.
- Counselling services are also provided to children to overcome personal crisis, motivation, addressing behaviour problems, educational related and career counselling, building relationship and on life plans providing a safe environment in which the children can build a good relationship among them, improves communication skills and more receptive to feedback and suggestions. A total of 576 sessions on individual counselling and 172 sessions on Group counselling was carried out during this reporting period.
- The health of the children are a paramount consideration and keeping in view of this, the health of the children are strictly monitored. Regular health check up are done once a week or whenever need arises by the concern paediatrician .Immediate medical care are also given even in odd hours. Nurses are available round the clock.
- Recreational activities aims for children enjoyment, pleasure, fun & to protect provide & enhance the personality development of child. Dancing, Zumba ,watching movies, games & sports, yoga, Kriya etc. are carried out. Children also participated Annual Yaosang Meet “ Play with the Colour” sponsored by Back the Pillar a NGO work for underprivileged children..
- A Home study, follow up is conducted for every admitted, restored and fostered children . It aims to assess the child’s background, family environment & to bridge the gap between the child & the family. A total number of 65 home study and 23 follow up were conducted during the reporting period. It is to ensure whether the child is getting the love, education, care & protection.
- Education is given priority for child’s development & preparing them for the future.Children are provided both formal and informal education in the home .
- The children are provided Formal Education in both Government and Private Schools. During the nationwide lockdown student were given online classes. The children studying in primary and upper primary are being tutored by our tutor, professionals and house mother.
STAFF TRAINING PARTICIPATED BY THE TWO HOMES : SAA & CHILDREN HOME
The staff of the two Home also participated on various programmes and functions organised by the Social Welfare Dept, MSLSA, CARA, MCPCR, NIPCCD etc. Other orientation programmes are also conducted outside the state also. The participation of such programme enables the staff more proactive to cope up with every situation related with children’s issue based problem.
Visits by well wisher: The two Homes are often visited by many well wishers and donated different utilities for the children also. Functions and other entertaining programmes are also performed by the children to welcome the visitors.
- Prof. J Mazumdar ,Member AC, CARA visited on 4th April 2019 , has commented “very good infrastructure, neat and clean, staff member are motivated.
- Mrs. Upma Srivastava, Additional Secretary , Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Govt. of India, New Delhi visited on 15th November 2019, has commented “ a very Satisfying and happy experience . The girls are happy and well fed. The dances shown by them are like of professionals. I am grateful for such warm hospitality.
- Mrs. Nimcha Kipgen, Minister Social welfare, govt. of Manipur and her team of official visited on 25th January 2020 on observance of Children Day 2019.
- Mr. Ng.Uttam , Director Social Welfare visited on 25th January 2020 ,has commented “Deeply impressed and touched to see the lovely and talented children . Wish them tons of blessings from the almighty”.
Activities during COVID19:
At the end of the reporting month a pandemic broke all over the world giving huge destruction to mankind. The pandemic is cause by a virus called the corona virus which is easily communicable through touching –sneezing, coughing,shaking hand etc. In order to cope up with this pandemic COVID19 children are given thorough awareness .
- All precautionary measures, do’s and don’ts are also taught to all the childrenas well as stafflike social distancing ,hand washing, using of mask, gloves ,sanitizers etc. The precautionary measures as laid down by the WHO’s guidelines are strictly followed.
- Every alternate day disinfected the surrounding area outside the campus of the home by bleaching powder, phenyl etc.
- Local Club in collaboration with state Government disinfected the area where the children home is located.
- Conduct daily checking of body temperature by our residential nurse every morning.
- Providing psycho- social support for improving their mental health time to time by our counselor staying along with children during the ongoing lockdown.
- Providing regular classes in school timing , class test ,online classes for class x students .
- Providing Zumba classes to enhance their well being and as a entertainment program , yoga and breathing exercise to stay healthy .
- Weekly report send to social welfare department updating the health and mental status of the children’s during the lockdown.