Gramin Vikas Samiti

Project Brief: GVS works in Damoh, Madhya Pradesh to implement the CHILDLINE(1098) in the region. If any child is in distress, anyone can call the toll free helpline and GVS will come rescue the child. Asha is funding a 4 wheeler equipped with emergency medical supplies
Project Type: Community Based Interventions (description)
Primary Focus: emergencies (description)

Secondary Focus: health and cleanliness

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Silicon Valley
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Shivani Prasad
Project Partner(s): Govind Yadav
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Gramin Vikas Samiti,40, NAROTTAM NAGAR CHOPRA KHURD,DAMOH,
MADHYA PRADESH  470661
Tel: 91-94256 28427
Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Sep 2021Silicon ValleyUSD 3232
Jun 2021Silicon ValleyUSD 2549
May 2021Silicon ValleyUSD 5258
May 2021Silicon ValleyUSD 3186
Nov 2020Silicon ValleyUSD 19494

Total = $33719

CHILDLINE 1098 is a service of the Ministry of Women and Child Development. Childline India foundation is a non-government organization (NGO) in India that operates a telephone helpline called Childline, for children in distress. It was India's first 24-hour, toll free, phone outreach service for children . Childline 1098 service is available all over India. It is available in 543+ districts and 117+ railway stations have Child Help Desks. Childline in each city operates through a network comprising not for profit organizations, institutions, concerned citizens etc. GVS is one such organization helping keep children safe in the Damoh area with the goal of providing care and protection to every child in need. The main focus groups for the organization have been: missing children, abused children, runway children, children in disaster situations, trafficked children, children at work, all children in need of care and protection.

The organization is looking for the following, at this time:four wheeler vehicle, basic emergency medical supplies, additional Staff salary(1 driver + 1 counsellor). Asha for Education, Silicon Valley will fund a 4 wheeler equipped with emergency medical supplies, for the rescue and rehabilitation of children in Damoh district. This will greatly improve the overall reach of the program from approximately 500 villages to 1250 villages which would roughly translate to extending the CHILDLINE to approximately 10,000 children from current 3,000 children. This vehicle will be useful in getting to children in deep rural pockets and hard to navigate terrain and adverse weather conditions.
Ensure that every child who is vulnerable, neglected, marginalized and /or abused or exploited has access to the emergency helpline phone. Care and protection to be given by CHILDLINE service(1098 toll free helpline) to: missing children, abused children, runway children, children in disaster situations, trafficked children, children at work, all children in need of care and protection
Gramin Vikas Samiti was formed on 16 June 1992 and was registered as a Society, under Society Registration Act. GVS always has made an attempt to ensure the Right to Justice, Peace, Development, no caste, class, gender-based discrimination. They have worked for a society in which the poor have control on their nature as well as livelihood resources, people coexist with nature, equality prevails in society, and the citizens of India have strong moral values. GVS is helping implement the CHILDLINE(toll free number 1098) to keep the children of Damoh (Madhya Pradesh) district safe. GVS has helped children who are missing from home, abused, runaway, stuck in situations like trafficking, poor care and underage employment.

GVS is working along with the ministry to support this service in Damoh District which has around 1.26 lakh population in 7 Tehsils, 7 blocks and 1250 villages in about area of 7,306 square km. The GVS staff has attended more than 500 children's since they started service and tackled issues ranging from child marriages, missing children, sexual harassment, community harassment, racial abuse, biased government services, un-authorized evacuations etc. [stat from March 2020.] In all the cases GVS provides a first response support and connects the other concerned government agencies to resolve the particular issue at hand.

Kinds of cases GVS has handled in past: Provided emergency medical help to approximately 70 differently-able children, provided helps in finding the around 15 missing children's and uniting them with the families, stopped child marriages, rescued children separated from the families, helped to stop social media abuse (fake calls, pornographic video message photography message etc.), provided help in connecting the children to the government schemes meant for their benefits. Time and again, GVS sees cases of child abuse and cases where children have been separated from their parents. GVS has helped children get support by connecting with various Government agencies and counselling them as and when needed.