Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Launch of 'Our child our progress' - Child tracking system for collection, analysis of information for protection of children

An ambitious project of CRT, Our Child Our Progress (OCOP), child tracking system for collection and analysis of information for protection of children will be launched by Mr. Umesh Aradhya, Chairman, Karnataka State commission for protection of Child Rights [KSCPCR] on 29th March at EDC auditorium, Sheshadhri Road in the city at 10:30 am.

Mr. Sridhar Pabbisetty, Chief programmes officer at B.PAC; Ms. Shashikala Shetty, Project Director, Integrated Child Protection Scheme [ICPS], GoK; Ms. Suchitra Rao, Independent Development Consultant; Mr. Guruprasad, Partnership Manager, Railway Children, UK; Mr. William Gali, Country Director, Every Child, UK; Dr. Padmini, Trustee, Child rights Trust will take part in the programme followed by discussion on 'Status of children and the importance of collection and analysis of statistics in relation to children'.

Well being, a better status and condition of children in any community defines the development indicator of a state or nation. For this purpose information related to children are collected in large numbers. Of late this kind of collection, analysis and reports are prepared with the help of computers and technology. But, still we find disparities in reports, analysis and reports due to non compatabilty in statistics collected by various NGO's and Govt departments that are working for upholding rights of children. The sum total effect of it, continued violation of Child rights.

In order to arrest these obstacles CRT has developed a web based software-Our Children Our Progress for collection and analysis of child centered information locally and generation of reports. Child cenered information gathering begins from womb till children complete their 18 year. With the help of this system, information will be collated and analysed and reports on the situation of children are provided to the service providers advocating them to uphold the rights of the children and to prevent exploitation.

This dream project of CRT has been tested with the financial support of EveryChild and technical inputs by Hooduku IT solutions. This software has been tested in the last two years in 20 Grama Panchayats at Rayabagh taluk, Belagavi District with the back up of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department of GOK. MASS, a local organisation and 25 volunteers took the responsibility of collecting on line data with house to house survey. The software has analysed the information for about 18,000 children from 6000 families (with children). This software generates reports that can be used at Panchayats, Anganawadi, Health centres, Schools, Police, Social welfare department and NGOs. All these can join hands with the Panchayats in understanding the ground realities about the status of the children and analyse the same and take measures to uphold rights of the children . This software also helps to curb the misuse of resources.

This Software helps to generate
  1. Age wise children Report
  2. Religion and cast based Children report
  3. Report on Orphan Children
  4. Report on Child Labour
  5. Report on Birth registration
  6. Report on children with disability from birth
  7. Report on Child marriage and Minor pregnancy

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