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Providing Nurturing Environment For Children Home

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Background

Children homes are established by the State Government for children in need of care and protection. This can be during the pendency of an inquiry and subsequently for their care, treatment, education, training, development and rehabilitation. Children residing in these homes have usually faced extreme tragedies at an early stage of their lives. They may have witnessed parental death, parental incarceration, abandonment, physical or/ and emotional violence, sexual abuse, and/ or substance use. It is critical to develop an inclusive ecosystem focusing both on their emotional health as well as education.

Accessing online education has particularly been a serious challenge for these children. The past eighteen months have been especially more challenging due to COVID. The learning needs of these children have suffered due to the closure of physical schools.

Bridging the Digital Divide in Child Care Institutes

The past few months have made it clear that going forward all educational institutions would need to have a hybrid mode of education. Keeping this in mind, the digital infrastructure of these homes needs to be upgraded.

Through the collaboration with Delhi@2047, new computer labs would be set up in Children Homes. The Delhi government has already developed very high-quality education content for online learning. Children would have access to this content along with other remedial classes.

This would serve the needs of nearly 1000 children currently residing in Children Homes, who will be able to access their online classes and explore the digital world with much greater ease.

Partner

Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights

Project Start Date and Duration The project will commence in September 2021, with a target to set up computer labs in all the 15 CCIs by November 2021.

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