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Child Protection and Psychological Awareness for Children in Post Earthquake Period

 

Programs on children protection and psychological awareness for 11140793_700536226739356_1688114799804025758_ochildren in post earthquake period have been organized in various parts of the country along with the distribution of education materials. Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal organized the awareness program with the financial assistance of The Garden of Hope Foundation, Taiwan and in coordination with ESDO Nepal, Group of Active Social Workers, Nawalparasi, Devchuli Municipality, Sunuwal Municipality, National Child clubs Networks, and Youth for Change, Pragatinagar Community Library. Various programs were organized at various 10 different schools of Nawalparasi district and Kathmandu districts.

In those programs, students played various games as part of the psychological therapy to reduce the mental distress due to earthquake. Participants of the program stated that it had provided students with sheer knowledge of earthquake preparedness including the preventive measures of girl child vulnerability during disaster including need of sanitation and remain hopeful for further programs of this kind in the school premise. Total numbers of participants for the program included 506 male students and 486 female students, 77 male teachers and 12 female teachers. One of the programs in Kathmandu was to provide orientation for youth volunteers in the issues of addressing girl child vulnerability in field during disaster.

In addition to that, JCYCN with the financial assistance of The Garden of Hope Foundation Taiwan, was able to distribute educational materials to 50 of the children of Shivalya Lower Secondary School, Lahara pauwa Rasuwa who had lost their houses and their education material including books, copies, pen, dress, school bags etc in the ‘Gorkha Earthquake’.

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