Capacity Building

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The energy of the young members of STOP!

STOP through its community intervention and “Aashray” family home creates multiple spaces to enhance capacity in various domains of young individuals as well as young adults. Capacity Building works on both aspects at STOP; Preventive as well as Curative. While the Social enterprises are a large examples of creating scope for financial capacity. besides, the enterprises. the organization conducts numerous workshops and programmes with professionals from various fields for capacity building.

Livelihood Training Sessions: 

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Community member showcasing the skills developed as a beautician.
  • The children from the communities adopted by STOP are also given vocal music, dance, and computer training.
  • To address the pressing economic burden in all the communities, STOP designed several in-house livelihood training sessions to help the women and youth in the communities attain sustainable living and financial independence. Our young adults from ‘Thousand Dreams’ (a social enterprise) engaged in conducting a workshop for the women in the community. They imparted basic training in stitching, hemming skills, finishing and packaging techniques.
  • The team of STOP also conducts seminars and workshops on developing entrepreneurial skills as well as to enhance skills for business development.
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members of “Thousand Dreams” working on new orders.

Co-curricular Activities and Personality Development:

 

  • Self defense through Taekwondo training sessions has been integral part of our activities designed for the children as part of STOP. We focus on teaching self-defense to our beneficiaries to boost their self-esteem.
  • The children in the family home were given a session on safe internet where a discussion about the various risk factors while using internet.
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Young girls exhibiting their Taekwondo skills at “Aashray” family home.
  • Children from the communities enacted Nukkad Natak (Street Play) in their ‘mohallas’ (areas). Through the performance of Nukkad Natak or Street Play children had the opportunity to express their creativity as well as address/raise certain pertinent issues affecting the communities- domestic violence, trafficking, and patriarchy. The children perform on several occasions, e.g. Women’s Day, World Day against Trafficking to exhibit their skills and also spread strong messages towards the society.
  • Every Friday, the NFE (Non- Formal Education) centres design some activities jointly decided by the children that allows them to pause and relax from their regular studies. Usually the children indulge in craft and art work.
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Workshop on Art and Craft for the children from community.
  • A workshop on Art and Craft was organized that focused on teaching the kids in the community how to make useful things out of waste materials and daily waste.
  • Celebrating India’s diversity, children in the community centres join together to immerse themselves in different festivities of the season.

Health and Hygiene: 

  • Lack of Sanitation system has been one of the major hardships faced by the communities that have resulted in an increase in the number of children falling sick. Looking at the seriousness of the issue, rallies were conducted by the children in both the communities, encouraging the members to practice clean and safe sanitation. They also performed street plays at the centre point of the community for awareness generation and draw attention to the municipality/Government for redressal.
  • Cleanliness and hygiene is given top priority by the team of STOP. In 2017, during the monsoon season, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi was invited to spray mosquito repellent in the entire family home to control the breeding of mosquitoes and prevent any form of mosquito-born/water-borne diseases.
  • A regular health check up of the children living at the shelter home is organized on monthly basis. Special medical examination is organized for children following permission of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC).

Awareness and Advocacy:

  • STOP through its community intervention program conducted rally to promote Anti-Trafficking Movement, awareness campaign on World Aids Day and  urgent of need Hygienic Environment and Sanitation. The rallies organized in all the communities showed a huge number of participants from the communities. The children in the communities played a major role with their involvement and presented plays on social issues
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Preparation for the “Missing Girls” campaign at Bawana.
  • Addressing the increase in cases reported on Domestic Violence/Trafficking: A legal advocacy camp related to the problems faced by the community organized wherein the women in the community were explained about their rights and the process of filing an FIR (First Information Report) in case of need.
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