Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Aata Vidupu, An award-winning film by Tharuni Children

Aata Vidupu a short film on the forgotten games of children has won the Media Awards  2010 by UNICEF. The film was videographed by the girl children of Tharuni Balika Sanghas. It is relevant in the present circumstances, where the children are playing computer games, ignoring the importance of outdoor games.

Mulla Bandham, A film on child Marriages by Tharuni Children

Tharuni, a Voluntary Organisation working for abolition of child marriages,trained young women on Videography, who have contested for the Award winning films conducted by UNICEF, in 2010. They could make six films on different social issues out of which they got award for two films. This film "Mulla Bandham" highlights on the demerits of child marriages.The viewers are requested to campaign against child marriages and educate and empower the girl child.

Tharuni Ooyala film

Tharuni Ooyala is a 3 minute film about motherhood & infanticide which is heart wrenching and sensitizes you about your responsibility to protect girl children. Well Conceptualized with engrossing voice, the film is the best from Tharuni Media Creations. The Cradle program started by Tharuni, an NGO which works with girl children in the District of Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India & helps to save them. Tharuni has taken up many initiatives to save Girl Child and you can reach Tharuni by responding here.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

584 Leaders of Girls' Groups & 90 Boys Groups' Exposure visits

There are five hundred and eighty four Balika Sanghas and 90 Balura sanghas, in the four Mandals of Ghanpur, Dharma Sagar, Geesukonda and Deveruppula in Warangal  District, working under Tharuni. The leaders of both the groups are being taken on an exposure Visit to the Police Station, Post Office, Mandal Revenue Office, M.P.D.O's office, and primary Health Center to enlighten the Boys and Girls about the functioning of these offices.The leaders in turn explain to their groups about the importance of these offices in day today life.

U.N.I.C.E.F Girl Child Media Awards, Jury Meeting on 30/09/11 at Hyderabad

U.N.C.E.F.  conducted the Jury Meeting at Hyderabad on 30th August 2011, for the Girl Child  Media Awards 2012. Tharuni Director, Dr. Mamatha was selected as one of the Jury Members.

Teachers' Day 'celebrations & Felicitations to Dr. Mamatha

Tharuni celebrated Teachers day on 5th September 2011,at the four Mandal headquarters of Station Ghanpur, Dharmasagar, Geesukonda and Deveruppula.Twenty Teachers were felicitated with shawl and mementoes for their best services.
Andhra Balika Vidyalaya  was established by Padisala Veera Bhadrayya a Freedom fighter before Independence, to facilitate Girls Education in Warangal. The Institution celebrated Teachers' Day,by inviting the Vice Chancellor of Kakatiya University, Sri Venkata Rathnam, as chief Guest. More than one thousand girl students  participated in the event. Tharuni Director Dr. Mamatha was invited as Guest of honour. She spoke on the life skills required  for the girls to empower themselves.She was felicitated on the occasion.

Workshop on Effective implementation of J.J.Act by C.W.C on 6/09/11

The Child Welfare Committee, Warangal  District, organised a Workshop on effective implementation of Juvenile Justice Act on 6th September. A.L. Kismath kumar, Director, Juvenile Welfare and Correctional Services,was the Chief Guest on the occasion.He spoke in detail about the powers of C.W.C, Juvenile Justice Board and explained about Juvenile Justice Act 2006.
District Collector Rahul Bojja and Superintendent of Police Rajesh kumar ,I.P.S, spoke on the importance of child protection. Heads of line Departments like I.C.D.S. Labour Dept, Rajeev Vidya Mission Education, Health, Police,I.C.P.S.Members,N.G.Os  and Child Helpline Members attended the Workshop. C.W.C.Chair person Dr. Mamatha presented six months report on the activities  taken up by C.W.C in Warangal District.

Child Help Line Meeting at Thadvai on 29th August 2011

The Child Help Line Meeting was held at Thadvai in Warangal District, attended by the Tribal Girls of six schools to enlighten themselves about Children protection who are in distress, with the help of Toll Free Number of 1098.Tharuni Director Dr. Mamatha, Sub Inspector of Police Venkata Rathnam and Mandal Project Development Officer spoke about the importance of Child Help Line.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Kalajathas by Tharuni Cultural Team

Tharuni Cultural Team have given performances of kalajathas to stop child marriages and on empowerment of girl children, in forty two villages of four Mandals of Stn. Ghanpur, Geesukonda, Dharmasagar and Deveruppula in Warangal District, for the last two months.The concluding programme was held at Nelapogula Village in Deveruppula Mandal on 27th August 2011.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tharuni Gurukul achievements in 2011

Tharuni Gurukul has a feather in its cap by congratulating its two young women Priyanka and Sirisha, who could join the Engineering colleges at Hyderabad, this year. Gurukul a Branch of Tharuni, trained hundreds of girls in soft skills, while improving their academic standards, though they come from the lowest strata of life, without a proper environment and enough financial resources to reach their targets of education. Many could get higher studies with the intervention and motivation extended by Tharuni Gurukul for the last eight years from 2004. Even house wives who were school drop-outs in 4th or 5th standard, are prepared to write Eligibility tests of Open University, joining Degree courses at Warangal and Hyderabad. Tharuni extends greetings to all these achievers and hopes they get many more laurels here after.

UNICEF visit to Warangal 23rd August 2011

UNICEF, Hyderabad Representatives, (state level) visited Warangal to observe the progress made by NGOs on the Girl child Project in the District. Murali Krishna and Sheela met Tharuni Balika Sanghas at Dharmasagar, interacted with the girls groups and appreciated our Director and Tharunis for the changes that were brought in their lives. Rayavarapu Pratap and local leaders and people appreciated the progress brought by Tharuni by stopping the child marriages in the villages, for the young women.

Wall News Training to Balika sanghas

Tharuni and Mahita NGOs, collaborating with Child Protection Alliance held a Meeting to enlighten the thirty leaders of Balika Sanghas on the importance of wall news concept in the rural areas, on 18th August 2011, at Warangal. The girl leaders train their groups on this concept, in villages, to give information and news relevant to the people, by writing on the walls, at prominent places.