In the modern times of today, for the better upbringing of Children and to have a comfortable lifestyle, both parents working is a common scenario. With the most of the nuclear families prevalent today, mostly the kids are alone at home, surrounded by various kind of threats. Under such circumstances, it is really hard to decide upon who is trustworthy and who is not. Also need not to mention that most of the times, it is our own people involved in doing wrong or damaging the most vulnerable i.e. our children.
Situations are so bad that the toddlers or the young children do not even get to understand or realize that their very own relatives or known ones, who pretend to love them the most, can prove to be the most harmful. With such devils as a part of our society, for whom these innocent children are just nothing more than sex toys, then why is that, topics like gender sensitization, adolescent problems and sex education, still not very openly discussed and talked about by the parents with their children or are till date preferred not to be imparted awareness even in schools?
One of the reasons for this inhibition may be our orthodox views for which we keep waiting for the right age of our children, when they will be able to understand well and even we as Parents, Teachers, Elders or any other Well wishers of our Children would also not have to stretch much beyond our comfort zone in explaining it to them.
But then what needs to be realized utmost is that a criminal mind would never wait for your right time. Hence till the time almost every child even in their initial formative years is made aware of “Good Touch” & “Bad Touch” and the difference between the two, such criminals may keep exploiting our innocent children.
Under such critical times, me and my organization, The Transformers Value Creators, a Life Skills Training Enterprise, as a part of their social responsibility, has been time and again conducting various awareness drives to promote Children Safety with the objectives to impart awareness on:
- Difference between Sex and Gender and related Guidance
- Respect & recognition for both the genders.
- Awareness against child sexual abuse.
- Difference between a good touch & bad touch.
- Necessary preventive measures to avoid child abuse.
- Understanding and addressing of various problems related to Adolescents.
The prime objective of this drive has been to create a more sensitive and safe society for our future generations, i.e. our children. Very interactive and inquisitive separate sessions have been designed and executed as per the age and level of understanding of the students, which are further backed up with various animated videos, real life stories and colorful presentations.
Apart from the above, separate sessions are being conducted for teachers, parents, school subordinate and operational staff, mixed group of students and also exclusively for boys and girls students. As a part of this awareness drive, we have conducted such sessions in more than 100 schools, orphanage homes, destitute girls homes, aanganwadies, skills centers, with more than 10,000 students their teachers, parents and in the interiors of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Chandigarh & Delhi.