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National Campaign in 29 State Capitals & UT Against Child Sexual Abuse

The coming New Year is very significant to all of us at Muktha Foundation as we are launching a nationwide campaign on prevention of child sexual abuse starting from January 1st, 2019, in our continued efforts to make child safety a national priority.

A team of mental health professionals led by Ashwini N.V, Founder-Director of Muktha Foundation will be travelling to all 29 State Capitals and 3 Union Territories for 75 days non-stop to conduct over 150+ Programmes to train over 1 Lakh children and other stakeholders such as teachers,
parents, NGO Professionals, members of religious congregations, and community members on ways to
prevent child sexual abuse.

Having trained several thousands of children, and other stakeholders on prevention of child sexual abuse through hundreds of workshops, training programmes, community radio programmes over the past years, we at Muktha Foundation intend to intensify our efforts and strategically create ambassadors of child safety in all the 29 states and 3 union territories through this nationwide project titled 'Bhayamukth Bharath'. The objective is to train stakeholders who pledge to teach children on prevention of sexual abuse post our training sessions.

The vision is to ensure no child is abused and no child fears being abused, and hence the campaign is titled 'Bhayamukth Bharath'

We seek your financial support to be able to cover travel, accommodation, printing expenses as we travel to all the 29 state capitals and 3 union territories for 75 days to conduct over 150 + training programmes on prevention of child sexual abuse to over 1 lakh children and other stakeholders in the life of a child.

Few snapshots capturing our work last year













Further details regarding our organization, team, current project, and campaign are as follows:

Who Are We?

Our organisation, Muktha Foundation is committed to prevention of interpersonal abuse and promotion of mental health. The word ‘Muktha’ has its origin in Sanskrit, and means ‘Liberation’. The motto of our organization is ‘For Liberation between Us and within Us’, aligned to the vision of the foundation – ‘Prevention of Interpersonal Abuse and Promotion of Mental Health’. The mission of the foundation is to engage in training, intervention, research, and advocacy pertaining to our core areas of focus.

The Back Story

The organization was founded by Ashwini N V, a mental health professional. While working with individuals seeking counselling for mental health concerns, she found that experiences of interpersonal abuse were highly prevalent among most. She found that addressing one issue had a therapeutic impact on the other. This led her to start Muktha Foundation, an organization with the vision of preventing interpersonal abuse and promoting mental health. It also provides the rationale behind the framework of all our endeavors that prevention of interpersonal abuse will aid in promotion mental health and vice versa.

We have conducted several hundreds of workshops on prevention of child sexual abuse in several states of our country. Some of our key achievements recently are being invited to St.Gallen Symposium, Switzerland in May, 2018 to share the work of Muktha Foundation amidst several world leaders, and being appreciated by Kailash Sathyarthi, Nodel Peace Prize Winner for our association with Young Indians of CII for our nationwide project called Masoom, an initiative to prevent child sexual abuse.







The Team involved in the current project

The project will be led by Ashwini N.V, Founder-Director, who has worked for over a decade in the domain of abuse prevention and mental health promotion. The other team members who would be involved in the project are Sruthi Chaithanya, Annette Shaju, Nupura Byramudi. All three of us are mental health professionals with specializations/research and training interest in Counselling Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Mental Health Education respectively. We have expansive experience in the domain of prevention of child sexual abuse, and are passionately committed to the belief that children’s safety should be a national priority.

The Campaign: 'Bhayamukth Bharath ' with the motto 'Child Safety, a National Priority'

We have conceptualized this ambitious campaign, titled ‘Bhayamukth Bharath’, with the aim of empowering children and their stakeholders to prevent child sexual abuse. We will be traveling to the 29 STATE CAPITALS and 3 UNION TERRITORIES of our country in a span of 75 DAYS, starting January 1st to March 16st, 2019. In the places we go to, we will be initiating nuanced dialogue and conduct over 150+ TRAINING PROGRAMMES among all important stakeholders in the life of a child and children themselves on ‘Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse’. The places we will be conducting training programmes include orphanages, schools, colleges, universities, workplaces, religious congregations, shelter homes, community radio stations etc.

Our Aim and The Cause:  Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is a glaring reality that poses a threat to the safety of our children today. It not only affects the child in multiple ways, but has long lasting effects on the person throughout life. The trauma of abuse is grave and multilayered. Prevention of child sexual abuse’ programmes are often portrayed to be only about ‘Good Touch-Bad Touch’ and ‘Stranger Danger’. But the topic is more nuanced than most think it is. We aim at spreading awareness and initiating dialogue in the following nuanced areas pertaining to Child Sexual Abuse:

  • 1.Warning signs of child sexual abuse (CSA)
  • 2.Forms, prevalence & myths pertaining to CSA
  • 3.Reasons why children often do not reveal about being abused
  • 4.Tricks abusers use to gain trust of the child (Grooming)
  • 5.Signs that someone could be an abuser / potential abuser
  • 6.Orientation to conducting workshops with children on CSA (For adults)
  • 7.Guidelines of response when we understand a child is sexually abused
  • 8.S.A.F.E.T.Y R.U.L.E.S (A set of 11 micro ideas for children to report to trusted adults regarding abuse/attempts to abuse)
  • 9.Orientation to POCSO act, 2012

To help keep our children safe, it is important for children and all other stakeholders to be informed about these aspects in methods that best suit the age group.

The Journey to Be

We would be travelling to 29 capitals and 3 union territories in four blocks, one after another.
  • Block 1: Pondicherry, Chennai, Trivandrum, Hyderabad, Panaji and Bangalore.
  • Block 2: Dispur, Shillong, Agartala, Aizwal, Imphal, Kohima, Itanagar, Gangtok and Kolkata.
  • Block : Mumbai, Gandhinagar, Raipur, Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Patna and Ranchi. We will cover the following places in 
  • Block 4: Jaipur, New Delhi, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Shimla, Dehradun, Jammu
Your Contribution is most sought

Our vision and commitment towards prevention of child sexual abuse exceed our self funding capacity. For this nationwide campaign, any contribution from your end will be valued greatly. You can microfund us with Rs.100/-, Rs.500/-, Rs.1000/- or any amount your heart intends to.

We shall send in a detailed report of how the amount was spent to every donor.We thank you in advance for helping us attempting to make the world a bit more safer for children. Let's resolve to make child safety a national priority.

Do learn more about our work from www.facebook.com/mukthafoundation
Ask for an update
3rd April 2019
Dear Donors and Supporters,

Greetings from Muktha Foundation ( Organization Committed to Prevention of Interpersonal Abuse and Promotion of Mental Health)

We are happy to share that since the launch of the nationwide campaign on prevention of child sexual abuse on January 1st, 2019, we have travelled to all the 29 states of the country and 3 union territories and conducted 153 programmes on prevention of child sexual abuse. We have trained over a lakh children, parents, teachers, caretakers of children, college and university students, NGO leaders, NCC cadets, childline members, state government officials etc. between January 1st, 2019 to April 1st, 2019.

We are greatly indebted to the support you offered us in carrying out this project, an initiative for the first time in any country where its members have travelled continuously for 90 days to all the states to prevent child sexual abuse. At the end of this journey, physically exhausted we might be, but our resolve to prevent child sexual abuse has only intensified multifold.

We the team members of Muktha Foundation express our sincere gratitude to your unconditional support and look forward for the same for our future initiatives to prevent, intervene, and address interpersonal violence of all forms.

Here's the link which gives you a glimpse of all the 153 programmes that were conducted in all the states between January 1st, 2019 to April 1st, 2019.

www.facebook.com/mukthafoundation

Thank you for joining hands with us in our efforts to make child safety, a national priority.

Yours Sincerely,            
Ashwini N.V
Founder - Director
Muktha Foundation

Sruthi Chaithanya, Annette Shaju, Vanishree S.K
Programme Coordinators, and Administrative Incharge
Muktha Foundation




Dear Donors and Supporters,

Greetings from Muktha Foundation ( Organization Committed to Prevention of Interpersonal Abuse and Promotion of Mental Health)

We are happy to share that since the launch of the nationwide campaign on prevention of child sexual abuse on January 1st, 2019, we have travelled to all the 29 states of the country and 3 union territories and conducted 153 programmes on prevention of child sexual abuse. We have trained over a lakh children, parents, teachers, caretakers of children, college and university students, NGO leaders, NCC cadets, childline members, state government officials etc. between January 1st, 2019 to April 1st, 2019.

We are greatly indebted to the support you offered us in carrying out this project, an initiative for the first time in any country where its members have travelled continuously for 90 days to all the states to prevent child sexual abuse. At the end of this journey, physically exhausted we might be, but our resolve to prevent child sexual abuse has only intensified multifold.

We the team members of Muktha Foundation express our sincere gratitude to your unconditional support and look forward for the same for our future initiatives to prevent, intervene, and address interpersonal violence of all forms.

Here's the link which gives you a glimpse of all the 153 programmes that were conducted in all the states between January 1st, 2019 to April 1st, 2019.

www.facebook.com/mukthafoundation

Thank you for joining hands with us in our efforts to make child safety, a national priority.

Yours Sincerely,            
Ashwini N.V
Founder - Director
Muktha Foundation

Sruthi Chaithanya, Annette Shaju, Vanishree S.K
Programme Coordinators, and Administrative Incharge
Muktha Foundation




24th January 2019
Dear Supporters,

I am overwhelmed with the support given to my campaign.

We have covered whole of South region except Bangalore and conducted 25 programs. Presently, we are Guwahati, covering the North Eastern state and overall 40 programs have been completed. We have been going on tours as per schedule and are hopeful to cover all 29 states.

I request you to kindly share the campaign and contribute as it be a huge help in conducting these programs. Thank you for your support!

Regards.
Ashwini
Dear Supporters,

I am overwhelmed with the support given to my campaign.

We have covered whole of South region except Bangalore and conducted 25 programs. Presently, we are Guwahati, covering the North Eastern state and overall 40 programs have been completed. We have been going on tours as per schedule and are hopeful to cover all 29 states.

I request you to kindly share the campaign and contribute as it be a huge help in conducting these programs. Thank you for your support!

Regards.
Ashwini
26th December 2018
Dear Donors and Wellwishers, Thank you so much for your generous contribution and support. With just 5 days left for the launching of the nationwide campaign on 'Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse', we are working round the clock in co-ordinating and preparing for over 150 + training sessions we are going to have in all the state capitals and 3 union territories in this 75 days campaign starting from January 1st, 2019. Here is an update regarding the dates we are going to be organizing sessions in each of the state capital and union territory:

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BLOCK 4

Team members of Muktha Foundation shall be conducting training programmes at Bangalore throughout this period.

We have been able to generate funds to cover the expenses of Block 1 entirely and Block 2 partially. In this regard, we wish to inform you that we are extending the fundraiser duration till the beginning of tour travel to block 4. Kindly encourage your friends, family members, colleagues, acquaintances to contribute to this campaign and help us further the cause of prevention of child sexual abuse.

We seek your support in making child safety, a national priority. Thank you
Dear Donors and Wellwishers, Thank you so much for your generous contribution and support. With just 5 days left for the launching of the nationwide campaign on 'Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse', we are working round the clock in co-ordinating and preparing for over 150 + training sessions we are going to have in all the state capitals and 3 union territories in this 75 days campaign starting from January 1st, 2019. Here is an update regarding the dates we are going to be organizing sessions in each of the state capital and union territory:

BLOCK 1


BLOCK 2


BLOCK 3


BLOCK 4

Team members of Muktha Foundation shall be conducting training programmes at Bangalore throughout this period.

We have been able to generate funds to cover the expenses of Block 1 entirely and Block 2 partially. In this regard, we wish to inform you that we are extending the fundraiser duration till the beginning of tour travel to block 4. Kindly encourage your friends, family members, colleagues, acquaintances to contribute to this campaign and help us further the cause of prevention of child sexual abuse.

We seek your support in making child safety, a national priority. Thank you
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Rs.258,360 raised

Goal: Rs.800,000

Beneficiary: Muktha Foundation info_outline
Only INR donations accepted

Supporters (64)

MR
MRINALIKA RAGHURAM PANDIT donated Rs.1,000
UK
Upashana donated Rs.2,000
RV
Rajesh donated Rs.5,000

Ashwini Ma'am fantastic effort! All success to this Campaign.

RR
Reshmaa donated Rs.500

A very humble contribution from my part to help the message reach a million young hearts. All the very best to the whole team of Muktha!

C
Chetan donated Rs.10,000

All the best ma'am .you are doing a stellar job

A
Anonymous donated Rs.500