CHILD has initiated a new program ISAG in the year June 2015 by means of this program 12 needy girl children were being supported so far.( We operate in the areas of Chennai and Tiruvallur)
ISAG means – A mentor supporting A deserving girl for the holistic development of the child in Psycho social development, educational development, Health & physical development and other basic amenities by providing her love, care and support not as an donor but thinking her as a part of their family. In ISAG project, each mentor is paired with a deserving girl child who is being identified from our end.
PROBLEM S FACED BY GIRL CHILDREN
- Lack of basic amenities.
- Lack of Education due to poverty.
- Psycho social problems.
- Girl Child marriage.
- Girl Child Labour.
- Girl child sexual abuse.
- Stigma and discrimination.
- Ill health.
- Economical problem etc..,
ISAG program has given a positive outcome, as not only the girl child is being benefited but her family on the whole. In the last financial year 40 girl children were being identified and out of that 11 girl children were being supported by means of ISAG pilot program.
An approximation of more than 2000 girl children are being affected and infected by HIV/AIDS in Chennai & Tiruvallur in that we had planned to support more than 100 children. We also had planned to arrange regular meeting between mentor and girl children as the child need care & affection than financial aid. ISAG is being a platform for the girl children as it focus on Psycho social development, educational development, Health & physical development and other basic amenities by providing her love, care and support of the girl child.
HOW ISAG IS FUNCTIONING
ISAG acts as a bridge between the Mentor and beneficiaries (Girl Child) as after pairing the Girl child and with the Mentor, Regular update is being provided to the Mentor about the girl child on the basis of education, extracurricular activities and also need assessment.
The assessment team do periodical house and school visit for the girl child and report the details to the Mentors on regular basis.(40 days once)
Eight years old Angaleswari studying in Vivekananda.Mat.Hr.Sec.School at Alamathi (Red hills) is being supported by ISAG project. Her parents passed away due to HIV/AIDS. Angaleswari younger brother is also infected by HIV/AIDS. Her grandfather is a daily wager and doesn’t earn enough to support the children and so the little girl was a school dropout and it affected her life drastically. But now by means of ISAG the little girl has joined school and now she has an increased confidence level and scoring good marks in all subjects.
Angaleshwari mentor is being a moral support to her, as her mentor provides her care & support as well as do regular house & school visit.