*Child Helpline – 1098
Sparsha Trust’s 24-hour hotline number for children – first in India – is a confidential emergency phone service for children in need of care and protection. Any child or concerned adult can reach out to our care responder number 1098, anytime. The support is especially aimed to protect those children who are subjected to violence or sexually abused.
Any child or concerned adult can reach out to our Child Helpline at 1098 anytime.
Children protected in 2017-18
Our trained call operators answer your call of plight for support and assistance 24/7. Under 60-minutes of intimidation about the act/incident, our team will reach you to resolve the crisis. It may involve reaching to the local police, or hospital, and even the Juvenile Welfare Board. Our staff will remain with the child until recovery or end of crisis and offer options for long-term rehabilitation.
More details available in the downloadable PDF here.
National Child Labour Program
Since 2012, Sparsha Trust has identified child labourers and tried to rehabilitate them into the mainstream. Most of these children have been deprived of education and have never gone to school. Few of them have only obtained primary education and must be prepared for regular school.
With support of the Karnataka Department of Labour, Sparsha Trust provides learning activities for such children between the age of 9-14 years. Children are encouraged to learn through songs, dance, drawing, paper craft, and other creative activities.
Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights
Sparsha Trust works as an advisory member on the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights. As a member of this organization, we create awareness about child rights and work to strengthen Child Rights Policies.
During 2017-18, Sparsha Trust worked on the Karnataka Chapter of Bharat Yatra, initiated by Nobel Laureate Shri Kailash Satyarthi. We worked in about 10 Districts to create awareness among the community on children safety and the Safe India Movement.
Sparsha Trust is also mobilizing the alumni in various villages in order to get their support for school development in their respective areas (Bangalore Rural District and Kolar District). Sparsha participated in many consultations and training programs organized by Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) on issues related to child welfare.
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