Sumbal: The Jammu and Kashmir association of social workers (JKASW) a leading child rights organisation of Jammu and Kashmir hosted ” Inter cluster learning and sharing program” at Municipal committee hall Hajin. Around 150 Adolescent Girls, 70 parents & Community from 15 villages of Hajin block of district Bandipura and intervention areas of JKASW’S took active part in the program.
The aim of the program was to provide adolescent girls an opportunity to directly interact with the Government and other stakeholders who directly or indirectly have impact on their lives. Adolescent girls shared their experiences, learnings and challenges they face at community and institutional levels. The program also helped different stakeholders to directly interact with the adolescents and bridge the gap which hampers adolescents from reaching out and seeking support from already existing government and non governmental institutions.
The program saw a huge gathering of ICDS supervisors, community heads, parents and Adolescent Girls. Besides these, prominent government Officials- ZEO Hajin, BMO Hajin, BDC Hajin, Tehsildar Hajin, DMHP Bandipura, who applauded the efforts of JKASW and their work on child rights.
The participants also applauded the efforts of JKASW to give adolescent girls a larger platform who put forward their views and opinions and were of the view that such programs shall be held regularly where girl’s themselves highlights the issue they face on day to day basis.