Snehalaya to have legal aid camp
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Snehalaya To Hold Legal Awareness Camp

November 13, 2019

Snehalaya, on the occasion of Children's Day on Thursday, will organise a legal awareness camp on child labour in Chandrapur near Guwahati.

The camp is supported by Bachpan Bachao Andolan and is being collaborated by District Legal Service Authority Kamrup (M).

The camp will deliberate on issues related to building a child-friendly city.

"The camp will focus on building a child-friendly city and region where all children, particularly the young at risk will enjoy their basic rights," stated an official release.

The camp will also focus on providing shelter to the homeless children and build the capacity of the Young at Risk (YaR) using the educational system of Don Bosco by imparting education and skills training.

"The camp will also advocate for child rights by networking with all like-minded people, government & non-governmental organizations through community-based programmes," the release further added.

Snehalaya has various non-residential services and advocacy programmes apart from various other residential services.

Over the past 18 years, the programmes of Snehalaya have grown and presently there are five Snehalaya homes located strategically in Guwahati.

These are- Night Shelter at Paltan Bazaar, Children’s Home at Dhirenpara, Auxilium Snehalaya at Noonmati, Jyoti Snehalaya at Beltola and Ila Snehalaya at Betkuchi.

Over 200 children live in these homes and they are looked after by a team of nearly 50 staff.

At Snehalaya, the children are provided with their basic needs like food, shelter, clothes, and medical care.

They are also provided education, recreation, counselling and opportunities to develop their hidden talents.

The older children are introduced to vocational training and the world of work.

The strategy is to build up the capacity of the children so that as young adults they are able to stand on their own feet.

There is a characteristically cheerful and friendly atmosphere in all their homes.

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