Orphan and vulnerable children /children without parental care often have a long trial of painful experience .Nothing can take away the pain of the children who have lost one or both parents due to illness, accident and conflict or of children whose parents are due to circumstances are not able to care for them .In the State children without parents are sending to orphans hostel either or left with family members .The State does not have any special programme to deal with the child whose parents are not with the children due to various reasons .
YCDA’s Non-institutional/ family focused Care for the children without parental care initiative was born out of the following scenarios. We beliefs:
Family is the primary unit for the growth and welfare of children
parents are the primary care givers of their children
every child has the right to a family-biological, adoptive, foster or sponsored
institutional care should only be a solution of last resort,
alternatives to institutional care, including foster care, Kinship care, sponsorship should be promoted
special consideration should be given to girl children and children with disabilities
the child's interests are of paramount importance
every child must be heard in decisions that concern them
Keeping these beliefs in mind, YCDA's activities focus on (a) reducing the need for children to be in institutional care by sensitizing, involving and empowering parents, families and communities. We also demonstrate various non institutional child care models i.e. Foster Care, Sponsorship, Independent living arrangements and kinship. To expedite the process at apex level we set up a Task force and advocating inclusion of this concept in policy frame work.
Foster care : Foster care is a way of providing a family life of the children who cannot live with their own parents or near relatives due to various reasons .Children have been placed in the extended families in the same villages.
Kinship care : Kinship care is a full time care of a child by a relative .Children without parental care placed in the families and provided various support.
Independent Living : Some children do not have anybody to in the society to look after .They could not come into the criteria to send in any hostels .So they started living in their own.
Sponsorship : Sponsorship is an economically -facilitating mechanism beneficial for the children .The external agency provides periodical financial support to care givers which enables them to take care of the child so as to avoid institutionalization due to economic reasons
Transit centre In this approach child stays for a short period depending on the nature of vulnerability like seasonal migration of parents, disaster, conflict etc.
Through different programmes of YCDA so far 2000 children has facilitated to stay in community setup and ensured that their rights are protected. We can reach to more number of such children through your generous support. Surakshya is an initiative of YCDA to create a scope for individual conscious citizens to support this cause by sponsoring child. Your support will provide basic rights of a child like food, medical and education requirement.
How can you contribute?
When you sponsor a child you donate Rs 500/- per month .For a child at least you have to sponsor for two years with a yearly contribution of Rs 6000. You can support more number of children as per your wish. Entire money you sponsor under this programme will be used for the child betterment of the sponsor child. The support will be decided as per the individual care plan developed jointly with the children and care givers and review the process on regularly.
Your support can make a difference
Your sponsorship contribution will help a needy child to access to life-changing basics like ….
Minimum food cost for survival.
Required health support
Regular schooling of children.
Tuitions to slow learners.Any other emergency service for survival
When you support a child you deserve
A certificate of appreciation.
Six monthly progress report of sponsored child.
You are welcome to visit and interact with the child.
If you are a tax payee you get exempted from 80 G.