Monday, January 23, 2017

Induction Training Programme for the 'Girls Alliance Advocacy'(GAA)Project 0n 18th &19th January 2017

Tharuni as a Nodal Agency in the State of Telangana has organised 'Induction Training Programme' on 18th & 19th January 2017 at the Forest Academy, Hyderabad, for the Project 'Girls Alliance Advocacy', supported by Terre Des Hommes, & Defence for Children ECPAT Netherlands. The Three NGO participants are Sramika Vikasa Kendram,(SVK) from Wanaparthy of old Mahbubnagar District, SCOPE-RD from Kothagudem,and Tharuni from Warangal District.The Staff and Directors of the three NGOs,along with the State Project Staff have participated in the Programme.
Thang Perumal Ponpandi, Programme Manager,Child Trafficking and Migration, Asia,and Ezehkiel from India Programme Office were Guests of Honour.Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Founder Tharuni, organised the Training Programme.
The Trainers were were enlightened on Theory of Change,the present scenario,Situation Analysis of Child Rights, were explained in the introductory session.Dr. Mamatha presented the legal scenario of Child Rights and the different laws, enacted in India, in a detailed manner.
The Second day was filled with group activities, quiz on laws and action plays, to train the participants , to react against any injustice done to the children. They were also trained on the main components of the GAA Project . They also shared their success stories from their districts.Brochures in Telugu and law books ,were released by Sri Thangam, and distributed to the participants.The Programme made an enlightening kick start to the action plan of GAA.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Girls Alliance Advocacy Programme Launched by TDH, Plan India & NGOs on 10-12-2016

PLAN India, Mahitha, HELP, Tharuni and other NGOs launched Girls  Alliance Advocacy Programme on 10th December 2016 at CESS Auditorium, in collaboration with Terre des hommes, Netherlands, in the State of Telangana. Thanga Perumal Ponpandi, Programme Manager, Child Trafficking & Migration, Asia, Table Tennis Player Naina Jaiswal, Para Olympic Winner Padmasri Hari Bonafees. Plan India Senior Manager Amith Kumar, She Teams Asst, Commissioner of Police Kavitha, Cocacola India- Isthak Ahmed, Oracle Former CEO Ranjan chak, Andhra Jyothi Editor Srinivas, Tharuni Founder Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer Achanta and other NGO Representatives participated in the launching of the Girls Advocacy Programme. They released the Brochure in the Meeting.
Naina Jaiswal spoke of  importance of girls' education and empowerment. She is doing her Phd at the age of 15 years with the support of her family and is able to excel in all fields, including Table Tennis.
Girls are neglected lot from their birth in some families.They are equal to Men and can excel in every field if they are given opportunities.All the speakers reiterated the importance of Girl's empowerment.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Wockhardt Foundation- Shortlisted Dr. Mamatha Achanta for Child Activist Award-2016

Tharuni Founder Director Dr. Mamatha Achanta is serving Women and Children  for the last 16 years. She worked As Member A.P. Child Rights Commission, Chairperson Child Welfare Committee , Warangal District,which got as the best CWC in South India, She Fought against Child Marriages stopping thousands of them,  and against Child Labour,She formulated thousands of  Girls And Boys Groups in villages to work as a net work to achieve their demands.She got many hundreds of girls educated and empowered.She could even plead with the Law Makers to change the Child Laws. Tharuni's recommendations were accepted in changing the Laws for Child Rights.
Tharuni Website  and and the SMS Helpline, of Tharunopayam highlight the sincere services by Tharuni.Org for Children and Women at large.
The Wockhardt Foundation shortlisted Dr. Mamatha for the Child Activist Award in 2016 among the Popular Awards they give every year. Today ie 8th December 2016 at 12 Midnight  the popular Votes she gets will make her as An Icon of Child Activism. For that friends all over the globe are requested to give missed call to the Number--+917097397618. by Midnight.
Please see the Face book  of for details.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tharuni held Child Protection Committees Meeting at Gangadevipalli, under SRHR Project on 24th November 2016

Tharuni , under SRHR Project of Terres De Hommes, Netherlands, held a Meeting for the Child Protection Committees Members on 24th at Gangadevipalli,Geesukonda Mandal, Warangal District.

The Women Welfare  and Child Development Department and Health Department collaborated with Tharuni. Women Welfare Officer Smt. Sabitha stated that the Anganwadi Workers and Supervisors will help the adolescent girls and boys who face certain problems at that age. Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Founder, Tharuni explained that hundreds of Girs and Boys Groups are formed in the 15 villages and the Child Protection Committees are a part of them. The Child Groups are able to solve their problems by bringing them to the notice of Local Authorities and Non Officials, and empower themselves, with their unity and network.

The Meeting was attended by ICDS CDPOs, Mahender, Sailaja, Sarpanches of Villages,ACDPO Hemalatha, Geesukonda PHC Dr. Soujanya, MPTCs, Anganwadi Workers, ASHA Workers, SMC Members, Boys and Girls Groups Members.It could enlighten the Children to protect themselves.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Bala Panchayat Meetings by Tharuni under SRHR Project-14th to 23rd-11-2016

Tharuni conducted elections for the Balapanchayats in the 15 villages in Geesukonda and Duggondi Mandals of Warangal District recently. In the first meeting after elections the  Bala Panchayat Members brought out few issues,related to them and made a representation to the District Collector, to  solve those problems concerning them. This is an inspiring move by the children with the initiative by Tharuni.The following are their issues raised to be taken care immediately.
1 There are no sufficient Toilets for them in Schools with water facilities.
2.There are no Transport facilities to go to school on right time.They requested for Cycles to go.
3.They asked for English Medium Education even for Telugu Medium Students and Computer Education.
4.They complained that the Mid Day Meal served in Schools is not tasty and not of good quality.
5. They requested for Compound Wall for the Schools with a Gate, to be secure and safe.
6. They also wanted Hostel facility and scholarships for the vulnerable children in the schools.

Tharuni forwarded their  Resolutions as an appeal to the District collector (Rural) in Warangal, to initiate a positive action for the above.