Friday, June 30, 2017

News Digest - June 2017

A lot of updates from WORD that we want to share you through this news digest 2017

Impact Assessment for the Vocational Training Center Supported by Fullerton, India
Observation of Anti-Child Labour Day
Vocational Training Centers in Omalur & Edappadi in Salem District.
Program Insights
Participation in Other Programs

Friday, April 7, 2017

Media Coverage on the Consultation Program organised by WORD in Namakkal

Media Coverage on the Consultation Program with NGOs on Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation), Bill 2016 organised by Women's Organisation in Rural Development (WORD) in Namakkal on 30 March 2017.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Consultation Meeting for NGOs on Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2016

Women's Organisation in Rural Development (WORD) organised the Consultation meeting with NGOs working in 6 Districts ( Trichy, Karur, Salem, Namakkal, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri) on Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2016 @ Hotel NALA in Namakkal on 30th March 2017. 
This program was organised by WORD for Tamilnadu Interim Working Group (IWG) in partnership with Donbosco Anbu Illam- Rasipuram and WORD-Pothanur. 

Fr. Albert, Deputy Director, Donbosco Anbu Illam delivered the welcome address.
Mrs. M. Renida Sarala, Director, WORD also a member of the Interim Working Group (IWG) spoke on the role & activities of IWG at the National level and highlighted the activities in Tamilnadu to create greater awareness on the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2016.  The Tamilnadu IWG organised two state level meetings in Chennai so far. It has also been decided to organise regional consultation workshops for NGOs by the members of IWG in Tamilnadu. Accordingly the regional consultation workshops were organised in Erode on 10 March 2017; in Virudhunagar on 28th March 2017 and in Dindigul on 29th March 2017. This meeting is the fourth of its kind involving NGOs working in Trichy, Karur, Salem, Namakkal, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri Districts in Tamilnadu. The main purpose of this workshop is to create great awareness and understanding about this draft bill, create consensus on this bill and to get feed backs from the NGOs to send it to the Ministry to get a stronger bill. 

Dr. Balamurugan, Program Advisor, Geneva Global explained in detail about this draft bill. 

The key recommendations that were taken during the consultation meeting 
  •  Specific draft to ensure victims’ rights has to be drawn separately with appropriate clauses- like child labour, child marriage etc.,
  •  Reception homes and observation home has to be constructed in every district in Tamilnadu so as to accommodate the victims of trafficking booked under this law.
  •  More awareness/ provisions have to be given to the police officials on this law as this would be entry point in registering the cases. 
  • There are many difficulties during the Implementation of many laws in country. While framing the rules for this draft having after passed the bill, the standard operation procedures have to be given with more clarity. 

It has also been decided to crate an E forum would be created to facilitate the discussions and updates further for this bill. 

During the consultation Program, Mr. A. B. Antony Jennitt, Project Director, National Child Labour Program-Namakkal District; Mr. P. Prabhu, District Child Protection Officer- Namakkal; Mrs. R. Sivagamavalli, Chairperson, Child Welfare Committee-Namakkal District; Mr. M. Thillai Sivakumar, Member, Juvenile Justice Board-Namakkal District, Mrs. T. Tamizhselvi, Sub Inspector, Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU), Namakkal District also participated.

Mr. M. Rajmohan, Program Manager, WORD delivered the vote of thanks. 62 NGOs were participated in the consultation meeting. 

Click here for the media coverage of this program.

World Women's Day Celebrations in Pallipalayam in Namakkal District

WORD organised a special program to celebrate the International Women's Day 2017 in Pallipalayam in Namakkal District on 23rd March 2017.

Women's Day Celebrations in Komarapalayam

WORD celebrated International Women's Day in Komarapalayam on 22nd March 2017. 

Observation of World Water Day

Women's Organisation in Rural Development (WORD) observed World Water Day on 22nd March 2017 at Komarapalayam in colloboration with Namma Komarapalayam Movement. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

WORD facilitated a district level consultation on child Rights with Children

WORD has facilitated a session on Protection Rights organised by District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) in Namakkal District in a two days consultation program with Children from 21-22 February 2017 at Kandasamy Kandar Hr. Sec. School, Namakkal. 

On behalf of WORD, Sathrack Dinakaran has facilitated the session. Earlier this program was inaugurated by the District Collector, Namakkal.

Basically the consultation program was to give inputs from the children representatives in Namakkal District to Tamilnadu State Children's Policy. Around 60 children from the district participated in the program. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

World Read Aloud Day 2017 Celebration in Namakkal

WORD has been implementing the Litclub program with the funding support of Litworld, USA from December 2016. Under this program, WORD is facilitating 5 litclubs. This program provides young people engaged with productive literacy experience during the out-of-school time and backed by Litworld's Guided by LitWorld's “7 Strengths” – Belonging, Curiosity, Friendship, Kindness, Confidence, Courage and Hope.

As part of the program, The World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) 2017 was celebrated on February 18, 2017 at Namakkal with the participation of the children and community. World Read Aloud Day is all about spreading a love for reading. Every year, people all around the globe celebrate WRAD by reading and sharing stories together. World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right for a safe education and access to books and technology.

The children were oriented on the importance of World Read Aloud Day.  The children then divided into group and engaged in various activities that motivates them to facilitate deep thought and discussions on selected topics, liberate creativity, to create a web of connectives showing the similarities and differences among the readers and make the read aloud a dynamic experience.

At the end of the program, the children were also received the participation certificates and the day was a memorable one with adorable learnings and sharings.