UTSAH Child Rights Organization re-launches its community based education initiative
GUWAHATI : UTSAH, a leading Child Rights Organization, has been running a community based education program that builds a bridge between the community’s out-of-school children (OOSC) and the mainstream education system, since 2013.
Through this program UTSAH has rescued over 300 children from the unregulated labour market and have mainstreamed them into Government schools in the last 5 years, with assistance from Jyoti Kendra and Concept Educations (a premier Engineering Coaching Center in Guwahati).
This year’s enrolment function was presided over by Sri Virendra Mittal, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup(M), Government of Assam, who motivated the children to excel in studies.
The guest of honour, Sri Manna Biswas, Child Protection Officer of UNICEF Assam reiterated the importance of child protection in urban spaces.
He also encouraged the children to be regular with schools, which in turn, could help in enhancing child protection in communities.
While thanking Concept Educations for funding the program, UTSAH's Executive Director Miguel Das Queah said, "Our mission is to empower every last child. Empowerment of children can reduce protection related issues like child labour, child marriage, child trafficking and child sexual abuse."