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We restoring the childhood of neglected and exploited children it is vital to remember that children cannot defend themselves like adults against various adversities inherent in an exploitative social milieu, rooted in ‘survival of the fittest’. Prayas also believes that community participation in all such programmes is an absolute must. To avoid any feeling of giver and receiver instead of ownership of the community programmes, Prayas Samudai Samiti (PSS), a body, consisting of parents, children, community leaders and our instructors were promoted at the grassroots level. Local leaders, politicians and business class are invited and encouraged to attend these meetings The novel idea behind is to make every member accountable of his or her responsibilities, build a sense of ownership about programs and avoid feeling of dependency.

This body essentially provides support to our AE programme in the slums through the management of the educational programmes and monitoring the children’s progress. PSS provides counseling to dropouts, maladjusted and abused children. Each of the Prayas AE centre has a PSS to support its activities. The members hold regular meetings at least once in a month. They interact with the families of children on a regular basis at a personal level.

Community mobilization and participation of the local community people in the child protection and community development programs in the form of Prayas SamudaiSamities in all project centres for education, health care and vocational training programs besides the developmental work of the local community. Prayas Samudai Samiti is a body, consisting of parents, children, community leaders and our instructors. Sometimes, the local politicians are also invited to attend these meetings. This body essentially provides support and strengthens our AE programme in the slums through the management of the educational programmes and monitoring the children’s progress. PSS provides counseling to dropouts, maladjusted and abused children. Each of the Prayas AE centre has a PSS to support its activities. The members held meeting at least once in a month where they interacted with the families of children on a regular basis at individual level.