Swakshatra, a word of Sanskrit origins, means Innately Strong and Self Powerful. This is our vision for every woman and child, and we seek to work towards this vision, primarily by engaging in Child and Women Safety initiatives including Anti Human Trafficking activities.
Towards this mandate, we have the following programs undertaken by Swakshatra:
Program 1: Short-stay Shelter for Girls at Risk, in the age group of 6 to 16 years, intended to house high-risk profiles such as victims of child sexual abuse/ assault, victims of various forms of trafficking, children rescued from streets, children rescued from various forms of neglect and any situation that may inhibit the exercise of basic child rights.
Program 2: Training in Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) Awareness and Women Safety.
The Short-stay Shelter mentioned above, has been commissioned with effect from Apr 2016, and with effect from Jun 2016, we have received various risk profiles of girls routed by the Child Welfare Committees.
This Short-stay Transit Shelter, was designed to house 12 children in Phase- I. Our operational expenditure to house 12 children is approximately Rs 1,00,000/- per month. We have recently expanded our facility to accommodate 25 children and have entered Phase-II of our operations beginning August 2017.
Over the last one year, we have successfully moved into long-term rehabilitation, 10 children. Presently we have 7 children at our Shelter, whose short-term rehabilitation is in process. We are also beginning with a long term rehabilitation facility for our children.