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Village Adoption Programme
Child to Child Programme
Child Rights and Protection
Village Adoption Programme
“Adopt a Village” is a unique development model designed to expose the students of RICE-MMS to the realities of child rights and the obstacles to access to education. The members of the Interact club of MMS are active in this project. The project revolves around the four pillars that are crucial to community development, and break the cycle of poverty vis a vis, education, clean water & sanitation, healthcare, and alternate sources of income.
Education: The primary focus of Adopt a Village is to make the goal of education for all children a living reality. Education provides the highest return of any social investment and is the supreme highway to empower people with the tools, knowledge, strength and the confidence they need.
Clean water and sanitation: The need to collect water for their families remains one of the primary barriers to education for girls in our communities. As such, clean water sources are provided at all primary schools to ensure that girls are able to attend school.
Healthcare: The Adopt a Village healthcare program is based on the premise of a discernible link between assisting disadvantaged people meet their basic health care needs and building strong communities. We organize health care camps in villages.
Prevention of Child Abuse: Childhood sexual abuse can have a very negative impact on a child’s development. The United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child states that “children have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, physically or mentally”. One widespread method is to teach school-aged children, using school-based programs, about child sexual abuse and how to protect themselves. Education is the most powerful tool to prevent child abuse
RICE MMS encourages the members of service clubs, citizens’ forums and other civil society organizations to join and support our students in the Village Adoption Program
Child to Child Programme
A child-to-child program is pioneered by our students in the rural schools of Krishnagiri District. Children from RICE-MMS visit the rural schools to share the knowledge of nutrition, environment, personal hygiene and child development. The children are encouraged to take these messages home to their parents in order to improve the care of their younger siblings. Educating children, parents and the schools in the district on child rights is the main focus of this program.
Childhood sexual abuse can have a very negative impact on a child. The United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child states that “children have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, physically or mentally”. One widespread method used is to teach school-aged children, using school-based programs, about child sexual abuse and how to protect themselves from it.
RICE-MMS children are ready and equipped to visit other schools to talk to the children there on various issues related to children and their rights.
Child Rights and Protection
Child Rights and Protection Workshops @ RICE-MMS: Our ERTD Unit has developed and tested expertise in Child Rights Training. It has conducted workshops to sensitize and train civil society actors, NGO activists and others in Child Rights, specially the children themselves. We have used child right activists, trainers and experts to equip the trainees with a basic understanding of the Child Rights framework, thus enabling them to use it as a valuable tool in advocacy of Human Rights.
RICE-MMS works towards enabling children to participate effectively, engaging with them and facilitating their participation through activity based workshops.
We understand very clearly that children need to participate in discussions and decisions that concern them including the appointment of their teachers. The children are given information through personal discussions about their rights and responsibilities via these workshops. RICE-MMS is equipped to organize training sessions and capacity building workshops in child rights and child protection. Any school, educational institution, service organization, or any civil society organization can contact us for conducting workshops for the benefit of their children, parents and other stakeholders.
By joining us, our volunteers derive a lot of satisfaction in helping someone through his/her tough time, the learning of new skills or meeting like-minded colleagues. Find out yourself what being a volunteer is and what it could mean to you with us. We have a wide range of roles for you to choose from, all of which are vital to progressively sustaining our services. Find out if you would like to help people directly, or use your skills in areas such as finance, fundraising or IT, and visit a branch near you.
We could list a few fields of activity for you, but your choice is important to us. Hence, we encourage you to volunteer in a field of your choosing.
1. Support in our documentation process
A. Quality Dimensions:
The objectives of MMS’s educational program are about Quality Dimensions. This is a pilot scheme to ensure that all children in all communities have affordable educational opportunities that offer quality education. The program is designed to enable them to achieve expected standards that are set forth in the NCERT curriculum framework. Many are trying to use different methods and models to fulfill the gaps in the educational system and management. The immediate concern of MMS is quality in both the learning process and the learning content. We have carried out some action research work in improving the quality of teaching and learning in our school. We want to document our best practices in a very professional way. Volunteers can meet us for discussing and collecting the materials available with us to professionally document them.
B. Mobilization of resources:
RICE-MMS provides comprehensive information to all our stakeholders with regard to our work and our future dream projects. Volunteers can pick projects of their choice and help us gather information for mobilization of financial and other resources, highlight the project outcomes to the donors, and help us in subsequent documentation of the project.
Skills Required: Documentation skills with computer knowledge.
2. Goodwill Promotion
This program involves organizing reusable and recyclable items in your office or a residential community.
The volunteers can mobilize his / her office or residential community to segregate and store reusable and dry recyclabe (waste) items and donate them in a monthly donation camp in the community area. Reusable items like clothes, books, furniture, etc., can be given to us and these items (with the potential to one rate value) from recyclable waste, can be donated to social causes. RICE-MMS can facilitate this initiative currently in the hilly area of the district. Help can be provided with your personal vehicle to transport books, clothes, toys, etc, for a cause.
Skills required: Vanilla Organization Skills
3. Professional Para Teachers:
This program must not be mistaken for a ploy to compensate for shortage of teachers while we reach-out to seek help from volunteers. In fact, our motto is to improve the quality of classroom transaction in imparting quality education by seeking support of professionals with years of rich practical experience as they would complement our teachers in quality content enrichment. The goal of para-professionals will be to assist regular teachers in providing a well-organized, smoothly functioning classroom environment in which all children can take full advantage of the instructional programs and the available resource materials.
Skills required: Professionals from industries, health care, corporate and social service
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