Shaale Kade Nanna Nade Awareness CampaignSubmitted by bosconrd on May 18, 2017 ‘Shaale Kade Nanna Nade’ (My steps towards School), an awareness campaign launched by Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) in collaboration with Non-Governmental Organizations and other like minded groups to enroll maximum number of children to mainstream schools and thus reduce the number of out of school in the state, was officially launched in Bangalore on April 1, 2017. BOSCO is joining hands with the Commission in the campaign to reach out to the public through rallies, songs, slogans and distribution of awareness materials. The team has been divided into three groups that would target ten areas each in the city. The public awareness campaign was inaugurated in three areas of the city, JJR Nagar, Vinobha Nagar and Nehrupuram, Bangalore, on May 15, 2017.,
Aslam Khan, Chairman, SDMC, Gangarangaiah, PSI, JJR Police Station, Asif, Community Social Worker, Fr. Mathew Thomas, Executive Director, BOSCO Bangalore, Shivamallu, Member, CWC and ECCE and SJPU teams, BOSCO Bangalore were present to launch the campaign at JJR Nagar. After the inauguration, the children marched along the streets of JJR nagar, Padarayanapura, VS Garden, Goripalya and Rayapuram slums singing songs on the importance of education, distributing hand bills, shouting slogans on enrolment and re-enrolment of children into mainstream schools. Three hundred and forty-six people from the community ensured their support towards the program by signing into the campaign. Fifty Children from Government Higher Primary School, Goripalya and Government Higher Primary School, Padarayanapura participated in the campaign.
A team of fifteen children shouted slogans and shared awareness on Shale Kade Nanna Nade campaign in Vinobha Nagar and Gurappa Garden. Over hundred children gathered and participated in the rally. The team reached out to over four hundred families and gave awareness on compulsory education, child marriage, Government schools and school dropouts.
Speaking at the launching of the programme at Nehrupuram and Mackan Compound, Fr. John, Director, BOSCO Nivas, reminded the community about their responsibility of sending children to school instead of sending them for work. Addressing the gathering, Mohd. Ali Imran, Child Welfare Officer, advised the children to let education play a vital role in their lives. Ishtiyakh, Corporator, Ward 92, Shivajinagar, Bangalore expressed his happiness at the initiative taken by BOSCO to enroll children into school. He encouraged the residents to avail the opportunities in the Govt. schools. Over hundred children participated in the programme.