In every Hotspot community where we work, vulnerable adolescents are brought out of the isolation and danger that comes from being confined to the home ‘for their own safety’, or sent off to work at a very young age, and are connected to a Community Safety Network.

 

Run by PACT-trained women volunteers, adolescent girls and boys are engaged through innovative curriculum and tools that address the core issues that put them at risk of harm, ensuring that they are safe and supported, and learn to negotiate and participate in family and community life and in decision making for their safe future.

 

Our target this year: PACT volunteers will establish 260 Child Safety Networks, engaging with 26000 vulnerable adolescents.



SuperSmart Shakti Girls Safety Network



SuperSmart Shakti Girls are:
Empowered to recognize early warning signs of harm and know safety strategies to deal with these. Safe through Aagan’s Family program that helps a girl’s family and neighbourhood assess her safety and prevent harm.
Connected to safe people in the family and community who they can rely on, especially when they are feeling at risk of harm
Aware of government child protection laws and schemes that enhance the status of the girl child’s well-being.
Emboldened through group activities that encourage adolescent girls to have life and education goals, communication and negotiation skills, and financial independence

Asli Champion Boys Safety Network



Asli Champion Boys are:
Empowered to believe in gender equality and build their own idea of masculinity. Safe through knowing how to recognize early warning signs of harm and are equipped with safety and risk avoidance strategies.
Connected to safe people in the family or community who they can rely on, especially when making difficult decisions
Aware of government child protection laws and schemes that address the needs of child labourers and those rescued from hazarous work
Linked to opportunities through education and training that ensure their future safety and financial security