The role of a teacher in shaping a student cannot be understated. Recognising that the future of our country is taking shape inside the classrooms, CII-Young Indians collaborated with Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan to conduct the world’s largest “Children Safeguarding Training” at Srinivasapura, Kolar with 1336 Teachers.
“Most of us read newspaper reports of children being abused. It leaves us angry. At Young Indians we decided we needed to ,Play A Part. The teachers trained will ensure that all children in Srinivasapura are educated on how they could safeguard themselves”, shared Ajith George, Co-Chair Young Indians Bengaluru.
He further added,”one of our members Rana is skating 6000 kilometres across India to raise awareness on child safety and we wanted to.match him.”
The event saw 1336 teachers attentively writing notes and also asking questions like students. Experts Harish Bhuvan (compassionate clowns) and Ashwini (Muktha Foundation) along with volunteers from Sankara Eye Hospital walked them through the concepts of Body Boundary, Safe-Unsafe Touch, Safety Network and nuances of the POCSO act.
Ms Lalitha Chandrashekar Joint Director (Admin) Samagra Shikshana – Karnataka shared, “Government of Karnataka has looked to implement a strong child protection policy. Towards this we are pleased to work with partners to empower our teachers. We have made a start today and will work to ensure that atleast 10 lakh children benefit from this awareness”.