Friday, November 20, 2009

Do you dare to care beyond the academic inputs your school offers its children?

With a large part of the truly “awake” time of a child’s waking hours being spent at school, schools are at the frontline of child protection. They have the potential to both teach protective behaviors effectively and to a greater number of children than any other system, including parental instructions.

As part of a collective effort and concern to ensure every child ‘s right to be safe all the time from sexual abuse Tulir – Centre for the Prevention & Healing of Child Sexual Abuse launched the "Daring to Care" campaign on Nov 19th World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse. All that the campaign involves is the distribution of the flyer "Smart Ways to be Safe" to the parents/ students of the primary classes.

The flyers were launched and distributed by Mr. Rajesh Lakhoni, I.A.S, Commissioner, Corporation of Chennai at 10am at MGR Nagar , Corporation Primary School.

40,000 children from the 111 corporation primary schools will receive the personal safety flyers printed by the Corporation of Chennai. It is based on the concepts of Personal Safety Education a program, which is an extension of the safety, rules we teach our children, i.e. don’t play with fire, look both sides before and while crossing a road, etc.

The campaign is open to all schools. Call 26192026 for further information

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