Nearly 150 orphans, street destitutes, child labourers and disabled boys and girls from Sahebganj, Giridih, Godda, Bokaro, Dumka and Ranchi are learning about their rights and government schemes in the state capital.
The three-day meet on the topic “Our Voice — Assembly of Vulnerable Children, Jharkhand” kicked off at a hotel on Tuesday. It has been organised by World Vision India in association with Save the Children, Bhartiya Kisan Sangh, Leads Trust, Plan India and Deepshikha. The NGOs have brought the children — the most vulnerable section of the society — under one roof so that they can share their problems and help prepare a charter of demands to be handed over to the state government.
“Today, the participants were made aware of various government schemes. Tomorrow (Monday), they will be asked to explain the reasons as to why they are not being able to avail of these benefits,” said Rekha Purnima Xalxo, programme manager of World Vision India (Ranchi Urban).
The children were told about RTE act, child labour act, schemes for disabled et al.
On September 5, the concluding day, government officials will be invited in front of whom the children will speak about their grievances.