Founder

Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.)

Odhikar Project

Project Name: Odhikar- Street & Working Children Outreach Project in Kamalapur, Dhaka.

Project Introduction:
Odhikar – (rights for) Street and Working Children Outreach Project has been developed as a pilot initiative, building on the experience of the DiC approach but seeking to avoid the expense of DAM undertaking the delivery of wrap-around services in one physical drop-in centre. The proposed initiative significantly reduces the cost per beneficiary (to less than £15/beneficiary/month) compared to the centre-based approach yet retains many of the same services.

The proposed initiative will support 240street and working children through outreach services. Their immediate safety will be addressed by project worker efforts to help them to escape from dangerous places of work and to receive nutritious food and health care. Education and vocational training will be provided where appropriate to help build the children’s medium- and longer-term chances of finding a pathway out of poverty and off the streets. For those streets and working children who don’t have families, the project will offer outreach services to raise their awareness and skills in child development and child rights. The project will proactively work with other service providers, linking children (and their families where appropriate) with service providers such as micro-finance and employment agencies.

Project Agreement Number:N/A

Overall Objective:Ensure inclusive & equitable quality education for all.

Specific Objectives:Build the self-esteem of street and working children, enabling them to develop as responsible citizens.

Outputs:

  • Street and working children protected from the indignity and risks associated with living on the streets;
  • Children equipped with education, life skills and vocational training;
  • Enhanced family and community capacity for child protection and safety;
  • Improved communication and coordination among service-providing organizations to protect the rights of working and street children.

Project Components: Education, Child Rights, Primary healthcare, life skills for street and working children

Major Activities:

  • 240 children enrolled in the project.
  • Individual profile developed & maintained for all enrolled children.
  • 240 children receive health care.
  • 90 children enrolled in education classes & supported with education materials (books, chalk, paper, etc.).
  • 36 children receive vocational training.
  • 240 children provided with life skill & rights awareness training including regarding trafficking, early marriage, dowry, personal hygiene, children abuse.
  • 240 children have access to recreational facilities.
  • At least 45 adolescents are supported to find a safe place of employment.
  • 500 children have received winter cloths.
  • Families of street and working children formed into groups.
  • 200 families made aware of child rights, child protection & child development.
  • Family groups linked with service providing organizations for micro-finance and employment opportunities.
  • At least four community workshops to raise awareness of issues facing street and working children among NGOs, Government and other community members.
  • Maintain linkage with other service providers including Marie Stopes, Breaking the Silence, Ain O ShalishKendro and City Corporation.

Project Participants (Direct):[During Total Project Year)

ECD

Pre-primary

Primary

JSC

Adolescent

Adult Literacy & CE

Boy

Girl

Boy

Girl

Boy

Girl

Boy

Girl

Boy

Girl

Male

Female

168

72

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1

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Homeless or street child, floating kids who lives on the street, in particular one that isnot taken care of by a parent or other adults and who sleeps on the street and the peoples who abuse children.

Indirect Beneficiaries (by age)[During Total Project Year)

Children(0-10)

Adolescent(11-17)

Youth(18-25)

Adult(26-60)

Senior Citizen(61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

50

50

100

100

100

100

 

Project Duration:1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023


Financial partner (Donor):Human Appeal


Technical Supported by: DAM UK


Implementing partner (if any):


Project Location (District &Upazila):Kamalapur ofDhaka City


Number of Field offices:N/A


Project Budget (Total):BDT 1,55,20,325/- GBP 1,45,050 (1 GBP = BDT 107)


Number of project staffs and volunteers :

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

3

1

 

Contact Person:MD. AL-AMIN, Project Officer
Email: alaminbd1315@gmail.com, Cell: 01515-622326 and 01825-191230