Destitute Home for Orphan Girls

SYA has been actively implement development and welfare activities for poor Children, Youth, Women in Kurnool and Anantapur Districts of Andhra Pradesh state, India. In June 2016, we have started “Destitute Home for Orphan Girls”.

Vision: transform the live of the orphan and destitute children so that they can grow as valued members of the society with a promising future and fulfilling past.

Goal: Ensure a sound and fulfilling childhood for the orphan and destitute children toward achieving a promising future for them fostering their physical, mental, emotional, social and economic development and well being.

Admission of orphan and destitute children: 30 girls who are orphan and/or destitute will be selected for admission into the home. A call for application will be circulated at community level by the CAF grassroots staff before beginning of the education session. Selection will be done by the CHMC based on a set of selection criteria as to be defined by the CHMC. However, the first criteria will be that the child must be an orphan or destitute. CAF defines a orphan as one who lost at least one of her parents; and a destitute child as one who is in extreme need of comprehensive external aid to meet her basic needs due to her family and social incapacity or hindrance.

Formation of Guardian’s Committee:  A Parents’ Committee, consisting of 12 members, will be formed from the parents/guardians/care givers of the orphan and destitute children to ensure the participation of guardians. The Guardian’s Committee will sit in quarterly meeting to review the services of the home to the children as well as performance of the children. It will report the CHMC if there is any mal-care or mal-services occur. The Guardian’s Committee will also provide suggestion to the CHMC for any improvement of the child home. The Guardians Committee will act as mediator between the child home and community.     

Development of child home operational manual: CHMC will develop a child home operational manual before enrolment of the children aiming to provide all staff and children some guidelines and regulation for smooth maintenance and management of the home as well as for maintenance of child home discipline.

Supply nutritious foods and adequate clothes for the children:

Development of a meal item schedule: Project Manager will develop a meal item schedule before beginning of home operation ensuring adequate nutrition and balanced diet for the children.

Procurement of foods: The superintendent will arrange monthly, weekly and daily marketing of food items and fuels ensuring adequate food storage for the children. Marketing will be based on the meal item schedule.

Cooking and distribution of foods: Cooks will be responsible for daily cooking and preparation of foods. Caretakers will distribute the foods to the children at dining spaces. Strict hygienic and sanitary measures will be taken in all stages of food preparation, distribution and consumption.

Procurement and distribution of clothes: Each child will be provided with dresses two times a year and of four types: ordinary dresses, occasion dresses, school dresses and winter dresses. The procurement committee will be responsible for procurement of the clothes according to the procurement guideline of CAF.   

Procurement and supply of toiletries: The superintendent will arrange monthly procurement of toiletries items and supply the same to the children.

Provide health care support to the children:

Monthly medical visit: Project manager will contract a local qualified physician (at least MBBS degree) within 1st quarter of the project for arranging monthly medical visits to the child home to provide health care services to the home children.  

Instant consultation with physician and attain services from health centers: Project manager will establish linkage with local physicians, health care providers and health centers for instant consultation for any ill children or for management of any emergency cases. Superintendent will be responsible for bringing the children to the linked physicians, health care providers or health centers, when necessary. 

Organize adolescent counseling sessions: The superintendent will organize monthly adolescent counseling sessions. A counseling manual will be developed in 1st quarter of the project by a contracted consultant. 

Organize health education sessions: The superintendent will organize monthly health education sessions for all children in the home. A health education manual will be developed in 1st quarter of the project by a contracted consultant. 

Effective learning environment:

Association with local schools: CAF will associate with Farukh Para Government Primary School and a Junior High School, namely Lai Mi Junior High School, by 3rd month of the project, for primary and secondary schooling of the child home orphan and destitute children. Children of the child home will receive their primary and secondary education in these schools. 

Supply of textbooks and learning materials:  All textbooks and learning materials (like exercise books, pen, pencils, drawing tools, calculator, erasers, sharpeners, etc.) will be collected and/or purchased at the beginning of each education session. Superintendent will distribute the materials at the beginning of education sessions and when necessary.  

Establishment of a child home library cum reading room: A library cum reading room will be established within the child home equipped with sitting arrangements for 50 students and book selves filled with over 500 books, initially. Daily learning sessions will be arranged in this library. Students will be able to read a range of supplementary, reference as well as literacy books from the library.

Organize daily learning sessions: Superintendent will arrange daily learning sessions at the study hall. Here, the superintended will teach the students in local context, preferably in local language, in a child friendly environment, in a participatory way, ensuring effective learning practices. Special care will be taken in the sessions for supplementation of lacking in the school education. The children will be allowed to prepare their daily lessons at the second half of daily learning sessions.  

Organize computer classes: Project manager with the consultation of concerned specialist will develop a computer education curriculum for the home children by the 2nd quarter of the project. Superintendent will arrange regular computer classes for the students to increase their capacity on information and technology.   

Arrange yearly study tour: Each year a study tour will be arranged for the child home children to familiarize them with different person, place, elements and infrastructure of historical, social, scientific and technological importance, and to refresh their knowledge and learning. Superintendent will be responsible for overall arrangement of the program. The tour can b

Mental, social and spiritual support:

Daily nursing/ care taking:  The caretakers of the child home will take constant care of the children, e.g. regular food intake, adequate sleep, cleanliness, participation in extra-curricular activities, regular study, nursing during illness, etc. The superintendent and caretakers will provide tender love, mental support and parental care to the children so that the children can feel and enjoy the child home environment as family environment.

Arrange daily sports, music and theatre sessions: Everyday, the children will participate in   outdoor and weekly in indoor game sessions, watch TV,  music sessions and cultural sessions as per routine , which is crucial for their physical, mental and social well being.

Organize extra-curricular competitions: The home will arrange the following extra-curricular events to improve children’s competency in extra-curricular activities.

  1. Indoor and outdoor sports competition: at 1st quarter
  2. Annual cultural event: at 2nd quarter
  3. Arts and debate programs: at 3rd quarter

Organize daily prayer sessions: Daily prayer sessions will be arranged in the child home at morning and evening for spiritual development of the children.

Attendance in church/religious institutions and religions events: The child home will ensure attendance of the children in church/religious institutions and religious events for their spiritual development.

Celebrate social and religious festivals, days and events: The child home will celebrate social/national festivals/events, like mother tongue day, new year day, victory day, independence day, children day, world education day etc., and religious festivals, like Christmas, Easter Sunday, etc.  

Impact of the project

What impact/difference will the projects make to the lives of the beneficiaries?

The ultimate impact of the project will be that the orphan and destitute children from the remote Bandarban will enjoy a sound and fulfilling childhood toward achieving a promising future through their physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual development and well being. More specifically:

  • The orphan and destitute children will have a safe accommodation and placement where they will enjoy their childhood in family environment.
  • Gaining quality and effective education and guidance, the orphan and destitute children will grow to be assets to their community. They will make them competitive for higher education and strong carrier.
  • Gaining adequate nutrition, physical exercise and quality healthcare the orphan and destitute children will lead a healthful life.
  • Tender love and parental care will bring a pleasant and enjoyable childhood for the children and offer them emotional and mental development and well being.
  • Active participation in social and national affairs will foster socialization of the children and build them as a conscious citizen of the country.
  • Participation of the children in spiritual affairs and worship will allow the children to grow as a good man and lead a spiritual life.
  • Girls’ equal education, socialization, employment and empowerment will be promoted through the project. 
  • Side by side to the general education children will get practical learning on how to be self employed getting knowledge from different income generating programs taken by Home for sustainability.  
  • Finally, the child home will contribute to build the life of the orphan and destitute children so that they can be an active person having love, fellow feeling and responsibility for significantly contributing in overall development and reformation of the society, country and nation.

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Evaluation

How will you measure the difference the project will make on the quality of life of the beneficiaries?

CAF central monitoring team will arrange annual evaluation of the child home, where it will assess what the difference the project will make on the quality of the life of the orphan and destitute children. The children will assess the following areas of indicator:

  • School attendance and performance of the children
  • Nutritional status of the children
  • Morbidity of the children and mode of care for the morbidity
  • Participation and performance of the children in extra-curricular activities
  • Participation and performance of the children in social affairs
  • Participation and performance of the children in spiritual affairs

An evaluation plan will be developed at the first quarter of the project which will include detailed methodology and tools for the evaluation. Review of documents and attendance, interviews with the children, focal group discussions, etc. can be some tools of the study.

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