Help Swakshatra Save Children from Danger

Some of us Ex-Indian Army Officers, along with other concerned citizens, have started a Trust called Swakshatra, with a broad based mandate to work for the welfare and safety of Children and Women.

 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.

It is for this Short-stay Transit Shelter, that I seek your support. Our operational expenditure to house 12 children is approximately Rs 1,00,000/- per month.

Over the last one year, we have successfully moved into long-term rehabilitation, 6 children. Presently we have 10 children at our Shelter, whose short-term rehabilitation is in process.

A broad breakup of this cost per month, is as below detailed:
Facility rental, utilities, staff salaries, conveyance, office expenses, incidental and miscellaneous - Rs 58,000/-
Food, essentials and medicinal expenses for 12 child beneficiaries and 2 caregivers - Rs 42,000/- (at Rs 3,000/- per individual per month)

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3rd June 2017

Status update on Swakshatra Programs as of 3 Jun 2017

Swakshatra Shelter was commissioned in Jun 2016. The following risk profiles of girls have been addressed by us thus far:
  • Physical abuse and battering.
  • Sexual abuse.
  • Rescued from child marriage.
  • Teenage pregnancy.
  • Sex trafficking.
  • Runaway children.
  • Mental disorder due to high risk exposure.
Status of rehabilitation as of 3 Jun 2017:*

Ser No.
Category/ Description
Number of Children
Present Status of Short-term Rehab (pending process steps)
Number of children moved into long-term rehabilitation
Under long-term rehabilitation with other organizations, with quarterly follow-up by Swakshatra.
Number of children presently under short-term rehabilitation

Survivors of sexual abuse/ teenage pregnancy
Under various stages of process, to include the following:
  • Pending 164 statement.
  • Pending assessment for borderline intellectual disability, for purpose of admission to suitable long-term care institution.
  • Pending literacy assessment for remedial and enrollment for education.
  • Follow-up on charge-sheeting, and pending provisioning of support documentation to investigating team.
  • Pending follow-up on case status and court hearing date.
  • Pending counselling intervention conclusion and registering of FIR.
  • Pending Home Investigation/ Social Investigation.
Survivors of sex trafficking
Pending literacy assessment and enrolment for education.
Pending legal case status follow-up.
Pending initiation of request for asylum in India and further support under provisions of ITPA.
Runaway children
Pending provisioning of documentation to long-term care institution, and completion of admission formalities.
Survivors of physical abuse and battery
Pending completion of documentation and admission formalities at school.
Pending Home and Social investigation at the new place of domicile of the mother of the children.
Rescued from child marriage
Pending identification of a school of suitable medium of instruction and admission formalities.
Pending conduct of Home and Social investigation.

* P.S. - Though Swakshatra shelter is located in Bangalore, the rescued children are from different states and different nationalities too.  Hence, the impact is not localised.
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