Jeevan Rekha Parishad

Promoting Primary Education & Child Rights (MDG 3)

 Project Sishu Khusi

Mainstreaming Working Children of Stone Crushers in Regular Schools

During this year 05 NRBC and 01 NCLP School were functioning for dropout children. 180 new children enrolled NRBC. 66 nos. of old children continue their education in NRBC. 236nos. of children enrolled in Govt. school nearby stone crushers. 

Before starting the new project one survey was conducted to know the new and identified dropout children, status of mainstreaming etc. It is again to be studied to know the child tracking and to document- process documentation properly with the community’ involvement and efforts of consultant.

The enrollment campaign was organized in Stone Crusher area, CLC members performed a street play based on Child rights and importance of education. In this campaign PTA members were attended. Rally was started from NRBC School and 25 stone crusher covered. 42 drop out students were identified and their parents were counseled to enroll their children in schools or nearby NCLP/NRBC School.

As a result, 236 children enrolled in 5 Govt U.P Schools and 50 working children were enrolled in NCLP School run by stone crusher area. 

Sishu Khusi Project

Khusi Shishu, or happy childhood, is the right words for resuming JRP’s objectives and hopes. In fact, JRP is strengthening its commitment for children’s rights protection. The organisation has started an innovative project addressing children from 5 to 10 years old living in the slums of Bhubaneswar with following objectives. 

  • To obber a cozy, safe and positive environment where children could learn, express their creativity and have a serene personal growth despite the difficult economic conditions that their families are facing daily.
  • To prevent child labour
  • To offer the possibility to youth from upper and middle class to enter in contact with the poorest in order to reflect about the inequalities and the human rights violations.

 Overview :

Bhubaneswar slums are mainly populated by tribal families recently emigrated from other districts of Odisha. The inhabitants are usually daily workers and, males and females, are engaged in working activities for the entire day so  they don’t have time for looking after their children. The hygienic conditions in the slum are very precarious and unsafe. Usually they have access to purified water but not to latrines and waste collection. Because of the difficult access to governmental schools, linguistic problems and lack of pressure by the parents during the day the children are left free of playing in the unhygienic places for which the dropout rate is very high.  


KHUSI SHISHU consists of two complementary activities:

In the morning during the school time the activities is addressed to the dropouts living in Nilapadia and Adarsh slum. In fact, the JRP’s staff organize informal lessons in a room inside the NGO office. Our staff will motivate the children’s families of the importance of attending school. The school is being decorated with handcraft done with recycled materials for highlighting the JRP’s commitment to environmental protection and for creating an atmosphere that could attract the kids . These lessons will be taught by foreign and local volunteers along with JRP’s staff.

The goal is to make kids gain self confidence and help them through tutoring to improve their educational level and to integrate them in governmental schools (or at least give them the skills that are required for finding a sustainable job). The subjects will be Oriya, English, Mathematics, Computer and Art workshops. 

In the afternoon entertainment activities will be held in the slums so the children regularly attending the school and the dropouts will be involved in games, theatrical dance performance, songs competitions and informal amusing tutoring. 



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Prof(Ms) Bedabati Mohanty
Ms. Kalpana pattnaik
Ms. Archana Khandayat roy
Ms. P.Das Mohapatra
Ms. Mohapatra Minati Bhanja
Ms. Indra Pattnaik
Ms. Madhusmita Mishra
Dr.(Ms)Anita Choudhury
Dr. Atasi Mohanty
Ms. Manasi Pattnaik
Ms. Sabita Behera


Dr. Bimalendu Mohanty
(Former Vice chancellor Utkal University of Culture Bhubaneswar)
Mr. Perry Gottesfeld
(Executive Director Occupational Knowledge International ,USA)
Ms. Anima Basak
(Vienna India Women's Assn.Austria)
Ms. Jyosna Chattarjee
(Joint Women's programme New Delhi)


Adress: 387 Damana Square
Chandra Shekharpur
Pin Code : 751016
State : Odisha

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