As Ban Ki-moon said “Education promotes equality and lifts people out of poverty. It teaches children how to become good citizens. Education is not just for a privileged few, it is for everyone. It is a fundamental human right.”
It is therefore important for us as a society to create a harmonious environment for our present and future generations and give them an equal platform. We at S.V.C.T undertake the responsibility of the Unseen and Unheard- children of Prisoners.
Let’s not punish them for circumstances beyond their control and something they are not responsible for.
To make education and medical aid available to the families of marginalized and underprivileged jail inmates
Empower young children to chose and embrace a healthy, active lifestyle under the guidance of expert mentors
Help them develop self worth and life skills through educational and interactional sessions.
How do we do it?
We create a data base of all the children followed by series of inspections of the families of jail inmates who have either directly approached us through Jail welfare officer or by the parent outside the jail; upon selection we provide them educational and medical help.
continuation of education of the children of prisoners in their institutions and in the same social environment to ensure their proper emotional and educational development. This is a major cause of worry for most of the prisoners as in many cases the education is disrupted and children get drawn towards crime being at the fringe of normal society. This is a stupendous task in itself as the requests for support are being received in increasing numbers each day passingWe conduct several facilitation sessions (Career / Life Skills/Drug/ alcohol/Education/Mentoring/Health/Mental Health /Support)counselling sessions and medical camps for them on regular basis,In case the family member in jail in the sole bread winner of the family, we provide adequate job opportunities and professional training along with valid certificates to another family member.
It has been reported that there is a risk of children of imprisoned females to develop criminal behaviour and Parental conviction can be a reason for the children’s disruptive behaviour which can lead them into drugs/ alcohol and other physical/mental abuses therefore, Education is the only tool that can help us save a future.
Therefore, educational support to the children is the most important task that the trust is carrying out. Promising students are supported for their preparation for higher studies as well. Special coaching is also supported in such cases. Career counselling is one of the important features of the support programme as finding an appropriate career path and guidance is critical for these children.