Who we are?
AWARE is a social media group that primarily works for Child and Women Empowerment through Gender Equality. Established on Facebook in 2013, we have done online campaigns on Child and Women - Rights, Safety and Protection. Since March 2015, we are working in the communities offline through various initiatives on Life-skill Education and Livelihood Programs focusing on Community Children and Women
Our work and its impact
We are running a Holistic Community Development Project in Chemmenchery through intervention programs on
1. Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) Program - focused on early childhood and pre-school education
2. Educate to Empower (E2E) - to improve the reading, writing and basic arithmetic skills of children between 6-14 years
3. Conversational English Classes for Community Women - to engage mothers in supporting children's readiness for school as well as in developing a comprehensive understanding of what the child needs to develop and grow well.
4. Creating Child Friendly Spaces - to create an inclusive friendly spaces for the children in the community
AWARE conducted an initiative ‘Dreams of Chemmenchery’- Where every dream is precious, for the underprivileged children of the community.
The event was organized on the 15th of August 2016 in one of our activity centers in Chemmenchery reaching 82 students. We have conceptualized and gave shape to the event in such a way that every child had an opportunity to envision their dreams and neatly present it through arts.
The day started with a painting competition for all the kids. The kids unleashed their hidden creative talents, some chose to stick to the tried and tested while many others went ahead with varied interpretations of their own community. The theme of the painting competition was Paint Your Dreams. Many surprisingly included strong messages for the community in their paintings such as Save Water, United India, Health is Wealth, etc. As one of the mentors remarked in his address to the audience, this was a session where he could see the children giving color to their lives through the medium of this event. All the children who participated in this event were given takeaway with a kit comprising of a coloring set, pad, stationery kit(a pencil, an eraser and a sharpener) and a 15 cm scale.
Team AWARE is committed to work for Vision 2020 - Chemmenchery in empowering these children to accomplish their dreams. To make this achieve, we have felicitated every children individually reaching to their home, making their parents aware of what their child dream is all about and how we as a team will be striving hard to make it happen and finally what support that we require from each of their parents. This was followed with a pledge activity both from AWARE and their parents on the certificate and designed child's painting will be framed on their walls.
Every child has a special dream and this event was a small initiative to help these underprivileged children envision their treasured dreams.
We would like to propose this event to be carried out in Chemmenchery reaching out to each and every children in the community. We will be conducting ‘Dreams of Chemmenchery’ every week in every Chemmenchery Balwadis, Schools, Community Hubs where regular children root fall in always ensured.
We anticipate to cover 5000 children in the community to bring out their dreams. This event will run till 15th of October, Abdul Kalam's Birth Anniversary in providing a chance for every children to let their dreams known to their parents and community.
We are looking for funds to conduct this event.
Dreams of Chemmenchery
Certificates - Rs.6* 5000 Students - 30000
Charts - Rs.5 * 1250 Nos - 6250
Pads - Rs.15 * 5000 Students - 75000
Coloring Sets - Rs.15 * 5000 Students - 75000
Refreshment for Students - Rs.10 * 5000 Students - 50000
Stationery Supplies(Pencil, Sharpener, Eraser & Scale) - Rs.8 * 5000 Students - 40000
Total Amount - Rs. 276250
Donate us to feed the dreams of these underprivileged children!