Training for CRC LeadersSubmitted by bosconrd on Apr 11, 2018 CREAM Project, BOSCO, Bangalore organized a two-day training programme for CRC Leaders at KSCPCR Conference Hall on April 9, 2018. Inaugurating the programme, Dr. Kripa Amar Alva, Chairperson of KSCPCR, said, “We see God in children. This place belongs to children. Providing service to children is equivalent to serving the Almighty”. Mariswamy, Member, KSCPCR, highlighted the rights of children and the role of the civil society in the protection and promotion of the same. Margaret Sampath, SICHREM, speaking on the occasion emphasized on Human rights, process and protocols to be followed in case of violation of human rights.
Fr. Regi, Director, BOSCO Nilaya, said, “Rights and responsibilities are like a pair of eyes. We have to be responsible citizens to safeguard our rights as well as the rights of our fellow citizens”. Fr. Mathew Thomas, Executive Director, BOSCO, Bangalore and Ramaswamy, Coordinator, CREAM Project, Sadiq Siddiq, spoke on the occasion. At the interactive session, children mentioned various issues like, infrastructural deficiency at schools, insufficient number of teachers, Child labour, School dropouts etc. The authorities present assured the children that the issues would be addressed on a priority basis in a time-bound manner. A session on leadership facilitated by Fr. Regi, was held in the afternoon at Cubbon Park, Bangalore.
On the second day, a session on team-building and problem solving was facilitated by Fr. Prasad SDB, Director, CHILDLINE, BOSCO, Bangalore, at BOSCO, Mane, Chamarajpet. Shivamallu, Coordinator, Foster Care Project, BOSCO Bangalore, briefed about the project and exhorted children to avail the systems and mechanisms in place for the protection of children. A session on Social Responsibility and unity was facilitated by Fr. Regi. Ramaswamy, Coordinator, CREAM Project animated the discussion about the ‘way forward’. Certificates were awarded to the participants. Ramaswamy, Coordinator, CREAM Project welcomed the gathering and Vinnarasi, Social activist, proposed the vote of thanks. Seventy Leaders from thirty CRC’s of various schools participated.