Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Balika Utsav at Hanamkonda on 19th December 2011

Tharuni reached its milestone of 12 Years in the service of girls and also successfully completed UNICEF Child Protection Project for the last three years.Tharuni could bring 11000 adolescent girls together in 95 villages,among the four Mandals in Warangal District. The girls have formed into 500 Balika Sanghas actively participating as official Forums for Girl Children. They became the Change Agents in the villages, trying to solve the local problems.They gained confidence to lead a dignified life by creating a niche for their groups.So Tharuni celebrated the "Balika Utsav"to enable the girls to share their success stories, and unite themselves with a strength of togetherness  and decide the future course of action for their further progress.
Tharuni invited twelve Women Achievers from 12 different fields as Role Models for the girls to get inspired, and felicitated the women with impressive mementos.Two Best Balika Sanghas from each Mandal and best Balika achievers were given prizes.The Tharuni Executive Board Members were also felicitated for their services. Kalajathas and cultural programs depicting the problems of girl child were very impressive. Smt. C.S.Ramalakshmi, IFS,Commissioner Sericulture, Government of Andhra Pradesh,and Rajasekar UNICEF District Manager  were  the  Guests of Honour for the event. Tharuni Coordinators were given mementos by Ramalakshmi  for their best efforts to serve the girl children.Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, thanked  one and all for the support given to Tharuni for the last 12 years. 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Balika Melas in Four Mandals by Tharuni

Tharuni conducted Balika (Girl) Melas (Meetings) in the Four Mandals where the UNICEF sponsored the Child Protection Project for the last three years. As the Project is  being closed by the UNICEF by December 2011,Tharuni invited all Mandal Officials,Mandal Samakhyas, V.C. P.C.Members,Head Masters and Teachers,and Anganwadi Workers for the Meetings, where more than five hundred Balika sangha Members attended at each Mandal headquarters. Geesukonda Mandal Tharuni coordinator Kavitha organised the Meet on 5th December 2011.Station Ghanpur Meet was held on 6th December 2011,coordinated by Srinivas,Deveruppula Mandal on 10th, byVijay, and finally at Dharmasagar Mandal Meet was held on 11th December by Ranjith. UNICEF Project Manager  Rajasekhar, along with Tharuni Director attended the Meetings and they handed over the Girls groups to the local officials and Angan wadi Workers as a formality.The girls made a pledge that they will continue the activities for ever and empower themselves.Tharuni Director Dr. Mamatha assured them that the girls will be supported by their Organisation in a suitable manner with the help of the community. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Consultation with Media Workshop on 3rd December by C.W.C Warangal

The Child Welfare Committee, Warangal District conducted a Workshop with Media, collaborating with NGOs, A.P. Alliance for Child Rights, Mahitha and Tharuni on 3rd December 2011 at Suprabhat Hotel. Registrar NALSAR Dr.Madabhushi Sridhar Acharya, Vallishwar, Editor, Andhra Pradesh journal, a senior Journalist, Dr.Sunil Professor, NALSAR and Rajasekhar, Project Manager UNICEF were the guests of honour who spoke on role of Media in presenting about child rights.Dr. Mamatha Chair Person CWC presided over the Meeting.Dr Mamatha explained the importance of Media to protect the children of their survival rights,protection rights, development rights and participation rights, and the hardships they face when an information is given against  children.The children are voiceless, So the Media is expected to give a proactive report about them she said. Dr. Sridhar a Professor in Law and also a Columnist in Media channels,gave an impressive presentation on Juvenile Justice Act 2006,stressing the importance of  humanitarian touch for the Media professionals. Rajasekhar, UNICEF Child Protection Project Manager explained the need of bringing out the needs of children and solving their problems through  publicity by the Media.Vallishwar highlighted the role of rural journalists and their social responsibility, and the need of collective responsibility, and effort to solve the problems of people.He also said that they need interaction with people from different perspectives, with a bit of tactfulness and bravery to reach their goals.The Work shop was very successful in bringing all the Media Channels of communication on  a single platform to discuss their common problems, Vedio presentation by Dr Mamatha and Dr. Sridhar was very impressive.CWC Member and Advocate Revathi,ICPS,ICDS and women welfare Dept. Officials and people from different walks of life were present.