Children in distress

Ahsania Mission Children City was formally launched at Jalapara village under Hafizabad union of Sadar upazila in Panchagarh district amid great enthusiasm and people’s spontaneous participation on June 7, 2013. DAM President Kazi Rafiqul Alam presided over the launching ceremony while it was attended by Panchagarh Additional Deputy Commissioner Shamsul Azam and Superintendent of Police Abul Kalam Azad as honourable guests. Among others, Country Director of donor agency KNH Germany Maruf Mamtaz Rumi and Shahnewaz Khan, CEO of the Centre for International Education Development of DAM were present on the occasion.

From starting to till the day total 176 (2013- 142, 2014- 34) children were enrolled there. But after reintrigation and rehabilitation there are 89 no of children at present.

Present total no of staff – 19; Male- 12 & Female- 7.

List of activities- year long:

  1. National Seminar on July 7, 2014
  2. Form an effective network on Street Children Activities Network- SCAN
  3. Training like- Case management and Counseling, Counseling support and caregiver techniques training, etc
  4. AMCC’s world cup football tournament 2014; five team- Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Spain and AMCC; Champion- Argentina, Runner-up- Brazil, 1-0
  5. Various workshop
  6. Local and legal guardians meeting
  7. Donor and management committee member’s visit
  8. Various government offices visit
  9. Days observation
  10. Sports and cultural events
  11. Participate in national events

 

During the year, a total of 89 street children were enrolled there. But at this present there are 89 of children. In the upcoming year, a total of 150/200 ??? children are likely to be enrolled. The children are being imparted with education. Teachers are given refreshers’ training every month for keeping them updated.

The children at AMCC undergo regular health check-up by a competent physician. The routine health check up was made compulsory weekly for all children. A provision was made for making emergency call and patients’ admission at Panchagarh Sadar Hospital during emergency.

AMCC processed all formalities with local government institutions for birth registration of resident children. So far, all the children; i.e. 89 children were provided with birth registration certificates.

Nutritious foods are being supplied to resident children as per recommendation of the Department of Social Welfare, UNICEF and nutrition experts of Dhaka University. Besides, clothes, shoes, sandals and school uniforms are also supplied to them on regular basis. Full secured residential accommodations with modern facilities are provided to children. Cleanliness and all hygiene practices are exercised at the children city.

Recently, cultural function was organised for AMCC children. They actively took part in various events. They took part in drawing competitions, the sung songs, participated in dance and poetry recitation programme. Many of them participated in events like Quran Telwat, Hamd O Naat. They enthralled the audience by their performance. The annual sports competition was also held where the children participated spontaneously. They vowed to enhance their abilities in games and sports. Many of them hoped that one day they would also participate in competitions at national level.