28 Jun 2013

What it takes - a visit to CHILDLINE Eastern region

  *Ingrid Srinath

26 June, 2013: A long but gratifying day learning just what it takes to make protection a reality for children across West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chattisgarh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and the Andamans on my first visit to @CHILDLINE1098 's Eastern region team. Particularly struck by the role @CHILDLINE1098 plays in ensuring lofty policy promises are implemented in practice. And in navigating the maze of allied systems - police, railways, judiciary, ministries, child welfare and juvenile justice institutions, hospitals, telecom service providers - and NGOs - to get coordinated, timely action when too many are mired in apathy, bureaucracy and indifference.Huge challenges confronted with conviction, persistence and relentless stamina block by block, ward by ward, district by district, state by state, often at great personal risk.

*Ingrid Srinath is the Executive Director of CHILDLINE India Foundation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hike in salary for the ground level staffs will generate more motivation & dedication towards the work...Staff turnover in a regular basis is hampering productive & qualitative work.