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Child Name: Devraj

Child Age: 1

Education: 6th std

Duration of Drop out: 2 years

Present Status: Street Roaming

Place: C.K.C Garden, Vinoba Nagar, Bangalore

 

Child’s family Background:

Father Name: Mr. Muniswami: Working in a Engineering Workshop

Mother Name: Ms.Vellangini: Sweeper

Elder brother: Vasu: Studying in 10th std.

Younger sister: Vishalakshmi in 1st std

 

The family stays in a rented house. His mother takes care of the family because the father earns but spends the whole money on drinking alcohol.

 

Child’s behavior before Camp: He was studying in Govt. primary School, Vinoba Nagar in 6th std. But he was not regular to school. He was going out in school timings and roaming on streets with his friends, stealing mangos from Lal Bagh garden; watching movies etc. Over a period of time, he learnt to steal the iron-rod and sell it. With that money he was smoking beedis, watching movies, playing video games etc.

 

Child Addiction: He is addicted to

  1. smoking: per day 15 beedis;
  2. Gutakha: Per day 4-5 packets
  3. Alcohol: Weekly 2-3 times
  4. Playing Video games
  5. Watching Blue films

 

Reason for street life:

1. Influence of peer group

2. Mother has lot of affection towards the child and she is unaware about all bad habits.

 

Parents Efforts: Whenever she is free, drops her son to schools. She provides necessary education materials and facilitates her son to study. But the child lost interest in the study and he likes more to roam with his friends and enjoy. If the mother beats/scold the child go outs and he will come home at late night.

 

In the Camp:

  • With the help of Meditation and moral stories child realized his mistakes which he made since childhood. He realized the consequences of staying out home and roaming on streets.

  • He understood how much his mother puts efforts to educate and taking care of him. He understood the importance of good friends.

  • He learns about diseases which come from addiction and decided to give-up addiction.

  • With the help of non formal education he learns that how to solve the problems in life and how to maintain good relationship with school teachers, parents, neighbours etc. At camp the children have to think themselves what will be the future of school going child, a working child and child doing rap picking. Now he plans to continue his education.

 

Child’s Future Plan: He is planning to continue his education without considering an problem. And want to become a doctor.

 

After the Camp: We re-admitted the child in 6th std. After doing follow up in Dec.2008 we got information that he is going regular to school and working for part time to help his family.

 

Parents Opinion: The parents observe change in the behaviour of child. Now he is regular to school and doing part time work. The mother is happy with the child behaviour and willing to support for the child education.

 

Child Address:

 

Devraj S/o Mr. Muniswami

# 87, 10th cross, J.C. Road;

Opposite Petrol Pump,Cement Colony,

Vinoba Nagar, Bangalore

 

Child Name: Priyanna

Child Age: 15 Education: 5th std

Duration of Drop out: 2 year

Present Status: Street Roaming

Place: Cement Colony, Bangalore

 

Child’s family Background:

Father Name: Mr. Shakthivel: Died

Mother Name: Ms. Mallika: Domestic servant

Younger Sister: Ms. Jayalakshmi

 

Mother is working as domestic servant. He has younger sister and grand mother. The child was working in the furniture shop and it was economical support for the family. They are staying in rented house.

 

Child’s behavior before Camp: working in same place. That time he got hurt by knife. He tired to complaint in the police station, but not succeeds. 6 months he was admitted in the hospital. Mean while his father died because of high addiction of alcohol. But the child’s behavior was not changed. He was quarrelling and fighting with his mother. Also beating his younger sister and using bad- rough language.

 

Parents afford: His parents sent him to hostel for good education. But he was terminated from hostel. After coming to Bangalore they admitted him in school. But he was not going to school. So his parents joined him for furniture work. There also he fought with some boys.

 

In the camp he learnt more about the good and bad things, and its repercussion on life. The children realized that education was key to success and at this age they should concentrate education and learn good things. The camp activities channel the children to follow good path which further leads to the progress of the children.

 

Child’s Future Plan: He is planning to continue his education without considering any problem. Also he is dreaming to purchase house and give good education to his sister to become a good officer.

 

After the Camp: We re-admitted him in the school in 5th std. After doing follow up in Dec.2008 we got information that he is going regular to school.

 

Parents Opinion: His mother appreciates lot about his son. She felt happy that there is change in the behaviour of child. Now his is helping his mother in household works, going regular to school, not quarrelling with his sister and not going for street roaming. . She is taking care of him with love and affection. She is telling him moral stories, good incident of life. Now his family is very happy because their neighbors also praising the child.

 

Child Address: Pariyanna S/o Mallika ;# 99, 2nd cross, J.S. Road;

Cement Colony, Vinoba Nagar, Bangalore

 

Name: Raghavendra; Age: 13; Education: 6th class

Contact date: 02/10/08 Home placement date: 13/11/08

Father name and occupation: Anjineyalu; (Separated)

Mother name and occupation: Krishnaveni, Dhobi work.

Address: House # 41-491, Peerlagutta, ward # 12, Vanparthi, Mahaboobnagar Contact person: Parvatha Rao, Tel: 09010797422.

Reason to run away: Raghavendra is habitual runaway child. This is the 7th time he leaves home. He has the habit of stealing money from his home as well as from neighboring homes.

We contacted the child on 2nd October 2008 at Secunderabad railway station. Since the child is habituated to run away from home, we enrolled him in De-addiction and home orientation camp. During the camp, the child realized his mischief and told the counselor that hereafter he will take the responsibility of the home and younger brother and will study, earn sufficient money and take care of his mother and brother. The child was reunited with his mother by SATHI staff on 13th November 08.

Staff paid a visit to child’s home on 25th of June 2009. Staff talked to child as well as to his mother. Mother told the staff that the child is going to school, focusing in his studies, and also helping her in household work.

 

Criteria

Illustrations

Satisfactory

level

Marks

awarded

Caring of the family

Mother takes care of the child. E.g. take the child to Doctor at the slightest sign of illness, sending children to tuitions apart from regular school. Enquiring with the school teachers about the children etc.

Very good

5

Growth of child

There is a quarrel free environment at home. Getting nutritious food and health care. And the child is regular to school.

Good

4

Happiness of the child

As he is part in the decision making in the family, and visiting relatives frequently with mother and brother

Good

4

Positive changes in the behaviour of the child

After the camp intervention the child is taking the responsibility of the home and is supporting mother in the household work and in taking care of his younger brother by being a role model to him.

Good

4

Recurrence of the problem

It is almost one year now that the child is with the family. With our intervention, mother has successfully getting support from the school, community and neighborhood due to which the child is Very Happy. And there is no chance of reverting back to street.

Very Good

5

 

This case falls in A category.

 

Name: Suraj Kumar, Age: 17yrs, Education: 8th Std.

Contact Date: 22nd June, 09, Home Placement Date: 25th June, 09,

Duration at Govt. Home: 7 years (2 yrs at Mumbai Home, 5yrs at Lucknow home), Duration at Lajpat Nagar: 10 days

Father’s name and occupation: Ram Dulare, Roadside Vendor,

Mother’s name and occupation: Chunavati, caretaker at school,

The child has one brother and two sisters who study at school.

Address: D-34, Pravesh Nagar, Mubarakpur, Dabaas, Nangloi, New Delhi.

Reason to leave home: The child was separated from his parents when the child was 10 years old. The child came out with a friend of his village to roam around and got separated from his friends and landed up at Mumbai railway station and was referred to Government children’s Home in Dongri, Mumbai.

Duration at Govt. children’s homes: The child was residing at Dongiri home for two years and at Lucknow home for 5 years and was transferred to Lajpat Nagar for a year.

Process of address Tracing: The child shared that he doesn’t remember where his house is at New delhi, but 999 bus passes near to his home. The child shared that he doesn’t remember where his village is. But he remembered that his grandmother stays at Sharada which comes under Azamgarh District, but the child doesn’t remember his grandmother or grandfather’s name. The staff enquired at the Delhi Transport Commissioner office about the 999 bus, but a person shared that there is no such buses running now. The child also shared to the staff that his parents went for Satsang at Asharambapu. The staff enquired about such Satsang at the Jhandewalan temple at New Delhi. Mean while the staff had called up at Azamgarh police station and told the SP about the child’s situation and requested him to help. The SP sent a wireless message regarding information of the child in the entire district. The SP of Azamgarh found out the village to where the child’s grandmother stays, comes under which police station and told that Sharada village comes under Mahrajgang area and gave the police inspector’s mobile number. The staff called to the police inspector and shared the information about the child’s family. The staff got a call in the afternoon from the child’s grandmother and she was asked to inform his parents.

The child was reunited with his parents on 25th June 09. It was emotional reunion. The child on seeing his parents ran towards them and hugged them. The child’s parents and the child began to cry when they saw each other after a long time and seeing them the other children began to cry too.

Physical follow was done on 3rd August 09.

 

Criteria

Illustrations

Satisfactory

level

Marks

awarded

Caring of the family

Child’s belongs to poor family but a parent wants to study well. His mother motivated him with giving examples of other children who are going to school. Child has a grandfather with whom child is attached and his grandfather is affectionate.

Child mother working in a school as sweeper. Child father selling chole kulche and tailoring at his house. Child has a younger sister and younger brother

Very Good

5

Growth of child

Child interest to study well. Child has adjusting capacity by saying that he belongs to poor family but he should study well and became a govt. officer. From sathi side provided to education material and school fees to child

Very Good

5

Happiness of the child

Child is happy with his family. Child’s family is affectionate his parents

Very Good

5

Positive changes in the behaviour of the child

Child was very calm and polite and welcomed us. Child is aware of the problems at house and is willing to support his parents. Child plays with brother and sister and since there are not much children of his age group, he just talks with other children.

Very Good

5

Recurrence of the problem

Child says that he never goes with friends and he suffered a lot. Child not too much mingles with neighbor friends.

Good

4

 

This case falls in A category

Name: Vinod, Age: 16 years, Education: Nil

Father’s name: Mr. Samat, Occupation: Street vendor

Mother’s name: Late Mina

Contact date: 15/05/09, Home placement date: 02/06/09

Address: House No. B – 144 J.J Colony, Wazirpur Delhi 110052,

Contact Person & number: 9718765982, Vinod

Reason for leaving home: Vinod was a vendor and use to sell wafers on New Delhi Railway Station, one day the railway police caught hold of him and sent him to the Govt, Home. Vinod stayed at the Govt. Home for a month and was restored by his father with the help of SATHI.

Vinod hails from Gujarat and there are 6 family members in his family (including Jyoti – 15, Puran – 12, Rakesh – 7 and Aarti -5). His father is a street vendor and his sister also works in the plastic factory nearby. His mother passed away four years back and his grandparents are there at village but not ready to accept any one of them i.e. they don’t want there grandchildren to return back to them.

After coming back from the Govt. Home instead of vending at the station he sells in and around his community that means he understood the consequences of doing the same at platforms, his other siblings kept on roaming in the community and hardly stays at home once the father leave for his work.

Vinod is idle now days and sometimes goes for vending in the community. His other siblings do not stay at home and keep on roaming whole day in the streets

 

Criteria

Illustrations

Satisfactory

level

Marks

awarded

Caring of the family

No one to take care, as mother is dead

Poor

2

Growth of child

Child physically looks well

Child is happy to be at home

OK

3

Happiness of the child

child is happy continuing at home and doing his work

Good

4

Positive changes in the behaviour of the child

Instead of roaming at platforms he is selling inside the community and understood the pros and cons of doing the same at platforms

Good

4

Recurrence of the problem

child is selling things inside his community only

Good

4

 

This case falls in B category.

Name: Vinod Baraily, Age: 13 years, Education: 4th class.

Father’s name and occupation: Aviray Baraily, Labourer

Mother’s name and occupation: Sitha, housewife.

GCH Duration: 6 months, PF Duration: 9 days.

Home placement Date: 13th April, 09

No of times runaway: 1st time

Address: Tadoge Bazar, Near Rawal Tower, thana- Tadoge Bazar, Dist- Gangtok, state- Sikkim. PH-09749063470

This child Vinod was contacted by one of the Sathi staff on at the Alipur Govt. Home, New Delhi. The child had been staying at the Govt. Home for nearly 6 months and was adjusted to the way of life at the Govt. home.

When the staff interacted with the child and tried to elicit information about the child and his family. The child responded and shared that he had come to Delhi to work. Then again he shared that there used to frequent quarrels between his mother and father, so he didn’t like staying with them. It was observed that when the staff used to ask him indirect questions, he often used to remain quite and think and would not say anything further. Slowly the staff tried to build his trust on the child and told him that he would help him in his best possible way.

The staff interacted with the child again and then this time the child apologized that previously he had told lies and that he came to Delhi with friends and used to work in a hotel for a few days. Since he didn’t like the work, he ran away from there without informing anyone. The child shared that his parents were caring and that he used to study in the school. The child shared that he didn’t had any problems with his father or mother or for that matter with anyone.

The staff then counseled the child and told him that he would have thought rationally without leaving home, about his parents and what he would do after reaching Delhi. The child had realized that it was his mistake to leave home with friends, without his parents consent and how he had suffered at each place without his parents and his studies were also hampered in this process.

When the staff tried to locate his address, he was not able to reveal it clearly and was confused. The staff sat with the child for nearly two hours and asked as to how they shall reach his house. Then the staff took the help of a Road Atlas map and somehow after a lot of efforts the child revealed little information. The staff was not clear with the information received and somehow tried to trace the child’s address through the help of local police. The very next day, the staff got a call from Gangtok and the parents of Vinod had called and were very happy to know that the child was alive. They came with an official, Director of Sikkim Home.

When the parents saw the child they started crying and hugged the child. The child also started crying. The parents were told to take well care of the child and to understand his needs. They were also told to interact regularly with the child. They were told to take the child for outing and check on his peer company sometimes and to enroll him to school again since he used to perform well. The parents thanked the Sathi staff for reuniting their child back into his family.

Follow up: – child is going to school and is studying at class V

 

Name: Md. Farmaan, Age: 12 years, Education: 3rd class.

Father’s name and occupation: Md. Irfaan Khan, Driver

Mother’s name and occupation: Farzaan, housewife.

GCH Duration: 1year and 6 months, PF Duration: 1 day.

Home placement Date: 20th April, 09

No of times runaway: 1st time

Address: Village- Kaithitola, Thana/Post- Birbaha, District- Sitapur, State- UP. PH-05863-233178, 09935124914.

The child was contacted by the Sathi staff at the Alipur Govt. Home. The child was staying at the Alipur Govt. Home for almost one year and six months.

When the staff interacted with the child, the child shared every information about him. The child shared that he was with his mother and both of them were going to his grandmother’s place at Kolkata. The child was with his parents at the Howrah Railway Station where he got missed due to crowd at the station.

The child said that when he got missed from his mother at first he was scared and was feeling lost and very soon someone in intention of helping him referred him at the Children’s Home in Kolkata and there he was institutionalized for almost 6 months. After which the child was again transferred to Govt. home of Alipur New Delhi. Here at this Govt. Home he stayed for almost one year and six months. Since he was small, he was not able to clearly say the address of his home, but when the staff took the help of Atlas, the child gave a few hints. Then the address was traced through the police. Since the child was coming under the category of missing children, so there was not much counseling given to him.

The next day the parents came and they were very joyous to receive the child and thanked the staff of Sathi for reuniting them back with their child. The staff then counseled the parents to take well care of the child

Follow up: – Child is at home and is idle.

 

Name: Imdad; Age: 14Yrs: Educational qualification: – 9th Std.

Contact date: 22.03.08; Home placed date: 09.04.08

Father’s Name & Occupation: Rahammathulla, Bakery business

Mother’s Name & Occupation: – Gulab Jaan, Housewife

Contact address: Imdad, S/o Sahammaathulla, No.36, II cross, Opp. Mariyamma Temple, JJR Nagar, new function line, Bangalore.

Contact person & Phone Number: – Gulab Jaan (Mother); 9341628924.

Reason to leave home: Child’s mother gave Rs. 1700, to give to his grand mother; child lost the money some where. So was frightened that his father and mother may beat him, so left home and reached the railway station.

Imdad’s parents were not aware of reason for his son to come out of house. They are caring about their son. They informed that they searched all the possible places; even launched a missing complaint in the Police Station, also given advertisement in the news paper. Counselor suggested the parents that they should interact with the child more often; it will help them to realize the problems and worries that the children are facing. Parents agreed this and promised that they won’t repeat the same.

Staff physically visited the home of the child on 24th April 09 and interacted with the child, with the parents, with the relatives and with the neighbors. Parents and the relatives were really happy about the work done by Sathi in supporting the children. Parents informed that child’s behavior has changed a lot, now he used to interact with the mother more often. He left the relation ship with the much older boys staying in the same locality, with whom he was roaming earlier. Due to whom he lost the money which was given by his mother. Now he is regular in school and attending the examinations.

 

Criteria

Illustrations

Satisfactory

level

Marks

awarded

Caring of the family

Mother often interacts with the child; child is really close to his mother.

Mother used to visit the school and interact with the teachers.

Good

4

Growth of child

Physically the child looks fit, clan and tidy.

Child required some support in covering few topics in his syllabus, mother told that now she is helping the child with those things

Child is regular in his school (according to the child and mother) and appearing for the examinations.

Good

4

Happiness of the child

The child was playing when he came he was happy to see the counselor.

Child sound cheerful when the child spoke to the counselor.

Child informed that his parents are interacting with him and used asks him before taking decisions related to the child.

Child is happy with the way in which his parents are taking care of him now.

Good

4

Positive changes in the behaviour of the child

Child’s character seemed to be subversive.

Mother is happy with the child’s behavior.

Very Good

5

Recurrence of the problem

Child has dropped his relation ship with his old friends, due to whom the child faced all the problems.

Child is sharing his problems/ worries with his mother.

Child’s father is also advised by the relatives that he should not beat the child.

Child left home due to the fear that his father may beat him for loosing the money; now he shares his problems with his parents.

Mother’s sisters are really close with the child; they are there to take care of the needs to the child.

Child often visits them, and used to stay with them.

Child’s aunties and other immediate relatives are happy with the child.

Very Good

5

 

This case falls in A category.

Name of the Child: Mohamad Misba Ul Raza; Age: 14Yrs; Edn: 7th Std.

Contact date: 22.03.08; Home placed date: 09.04.08

Father’s Name & Occupation: Shfi ul Rahaman, Imhimam

Mother’s Name & Occupation: Noor Salma, House Wife

Contact address: Mohamad Misba Ul Raza, S/o Shfi ul Rahaman, Palace Guttana Halli, behind Jamiya Masjid, Bangalore.

Contact person & Phone Number: – Gulab Jaan (Mother) 9341628924.

Reason to leave home: Child has stolen money from teacher’s bag; another teacher had seen this. Child scared, so he left home and reached railway station.

Child was good in studies, but he has a habit of stealing. Many times he has stolen money from different places. Counselor narrated how this bad habit may affect the child, his siblings and parents. Counselor suggested the child to forget his past and start a new life. He should make his parents and siblings proud of him. Child promised that he won’t repeat those mistakes again. Parents were aware that their child is having a habit of stealing things, and then also they continued keeping things in child’s reach. Counselor suggested the parents that they should keep things carelessly. They should tell him about the problems that may follow if the child will continue this habit. Counselor also suggested referring the child to the de-addiction and home orientation camp. But the parents rejected the suggestion saying the child need to attend the examinations.

The staff visited the child and parents on 25th April 09. Parents are happy with the child. They informed that the behavior of the child has changed a lot, now he is not stealing things, when ever he required money, he asks to his father. Even if he will take money he used to come and inform his parents that he has taken it. Earlier the situation was such that, in the morning when the child goes out he won’t return until late evenings. While returning he used to bring his friend’s parents with him and makes them to recommend to his father that he should not beat Mohammad. Now situation is changed he won’t leave home for such longer period, and also goes to the mosque on time by his own.

 

Criteria

Illustrations

Satisfactory

level

Marks

awarded

Caring of the family

Child is staying with his parents. Both the parents are taking care of the child

Good

4

Growth of child

Child is physically fit. Parents are willing to give proper education to the child.

Good

4

Happiness of the child

Child seems cheerful when the counselor met the child. Child has no complaint about the parents. Earlier the parent used to blamed the child that he used to steal things; now parent stopped blaming him, so he is happy to stay in the home

Good

4

Positive changes in the behaviour of the child

Parents informed that lots of changes happened in child’s behavior. Parents are happy with the child’s behavior. Parents informed that, now child won’t leave home as earlier. Earlier he used to bring his friends parents to escape from punishments, father felt ashamed due to this. Now he had developed the courage to accept his mistakes. Child goes to mosque and attends the priers, by his own.

Good

4

Recurrence of the problem

Now he stopped stealing money from home, when required he asks his father.

He had developed the courage of accepting his mistakes.

Child is getting support from the neighbors and from the people comes to the mosque, since child’s family is staying in a house behind the mosque.

Even people used to invite the child for attending the rituals carried out in his neighbor’s house.

Good

4

 

The case falls in B category.

Name: Rony Richard; Age: 8 years; Education: 2nd Std.

Contacted on: 21st July 09; Home placed on 23rd July 09

Father: Albert, 30 years, separated.

Mother: Mary, 23 years, House wife.

Address: C/o Padma, # 1038, Near Bethel Church, Ramalinkeshvara, Hubli, Karnataka.

Reason to leave home: The child was from a broken family. Father is alcoholic and HIV positive. Because of regular family quarrel and the illness of her husband Rony’s mother was under mental trauma. She took the child to the railway station and sent him in the first train that reached station with out any knowledge of its destination. Luckily, he was rescued by TTR in Haveri and referred to RPF in Hubli. Later RPF referred the child to SATHI.

In the first day in the shelter, child gave all false information including his name. He said he is Kiran from Amravati. Later counselor could achieve gaining his trust. He told the counselor the reason to leave home and gave the contact number of his aunt, Padma.

Staff visited the child on 2nd October 09. Staff interacted with the child, his younger sister, aunt and neighbors. All are happy that the child is at home and regular to school.

 

Criteria

Illustrations

Satisfactory

level

Marks

awarded

Caring of the family

The family is caring. Family is financially fit. Uncle is a salaried person. Aunty was working earlier. They also earn by renting one of his houses.

Very Good

5

Growth of child

Both the children are sent to good schools. Rony is studying in St. Mary’s School and his sister is in Sacred Heart Convent school.

Very Good

5

Happiness of the child

The child is happy. The child and his sister staying with his aunty (Padma) in Hubli. Aunty and uncle are caring and take care of them.

Good

4

Positive changes in the behaviour of the child

The child did not have any bad/ deviant behaviour. He is too small to lean something. He is obedient and enjoys his child hood.

Good

4

Recurrence of the problem

The problem exists. But alternative system is in place for the care and protection of the child.

The child’s needs are met. Uncle, aunty and the community they belong to are there to support the child. SATHI did follow up and talked to the child over phone.

Good

4

 

This case falls in ‘A’ category.

Name: P. Raju; Age: 16 years; Education: 6th class

Contact date: 08-01-2009 Home placement date: 11-01-2009

Father name and occupation: Krishtaiah, Farmer

Mother name and occupation: Bala Krishnaamma, Coolie

Address: # 3, Devarikadari, Tholappakatta, Naranyanpet, Mahaboobnagar- Dist.

Contact person and Number: Raju – Uncle, 9392310259.

Reason to run away: The child was from a broken family. Father got separated and married other women. Lack of support from the family and due to financial problems, the child along with few of his friends left home in search of a job in city. He left home during a Ganesh festival. Reaching the city he lost his friends somewhere and landed in Secunderabad railway station.

The child was rescued by SATHI on 08 January 09. The child said that his father left the family long back. He had to stop his education in 6th standard due to financial problems at home. Since the address given by the child was abrupt, Staff took the child to his native and handed over him to his mother on 11th January 09.

Staff visited child’s home on 20th June 2009. Staff could also meet his mother and grand mother. They shared good about the child. He became more responsible and cares his younger sister. Mother gave a new contact number i.e. 09676268078.

 

Criteria

Illustrations

Satisfactory level

Marks

awarded

Caring of the family

He is able to understand the family situation and sharing his mother’s responsibility by running petty shop and earn some money to fulfill the need of the family. But the child could not complete his education or learn a specific skill.

Good

4

Growth of child

According to Childs mother child healthy. His interaction with other members in the family is adequate.

Good

4

Happiness of the child

Child is engaged himself in running a shop to earn for the family. He is happy in what he could achieve.

Good

4

Positive changes in the behaviour of the child

The child was not addicted to any substances or having deviant behaviour.

As per mother, he is keen household affairs and takes the responsibility of the family.

Good

4

Recurrence of the problem

He himself solved his problem,

By supporting his mother by taking responsibility of family

Very good

5

 

This case falls in A category.

Name: Sayeed; Age: 16yrs

Currently studying – 12th Std.

Duration on Platform – 7 days: # of times run away: 1st time;

Fathers Name: Salim Malik; Mothers Name: Hasina;

Contact Date: 28th July 03; Home Placement Date: 24th May 08

Family Background:-

Sayeed’s father is an employee in Kirloskar factory. He was a student of class 8 when he left home and came to Delhi, on 28th July ‘03. He hails from a middle class family. He has a step mother and three siblings (two sisters and one brother). They stay in a flat allotted to them at Raniganj

Reason for Leaving Home:

During the interaction with the child, he reported that he used to get beaten up by his father. After having cleared class seven, he could not get through class eight due to some reason. Therefore, in order to save himself from the beatings of his father, he continued to go to the school (Without Admission). He kept his family under the impression that he was reading in class eight. Eventually, when the examination time approached, he had to share the truth with his family. Consequently, he got severely beaten up by his father and hence, he left home.He kept loitering on the streets for one year. This time, when he again returned to Delhi, he met a boy named Chandan who brought him to the Prayas (NGO) Drop-in centre at Nabi Karim.

Child Counseling and Continuation of Education:-

The workers and the Counselor tried their best to motivate him to return home. It was the tremendous fear of fear that discouraged him from going home. The child was sharp minded and intelligent, and expressed his desire to continue his studies. With the organization’s intervention, Sayeed got admission in class ten from National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). He studied hard and also worked as a volunteer in the Nabi Karim centre. He availed basic computer education in the centre.

He secured 62%in his class eleven exams and earned a good name to himself and to the organization.

He is now in class 12. However, one fine day, in one of the interaction sessions of the child, he expressed his wish to go home but that he would come back to the centre after meeting his parents. The workers felt that it was due to their constant efforts to rekindle his emotions to go home and forget fears of his past.

Address Tracing:-

The family of the child was traced via the SP of the concerned district. His father along with his uncle (father’s brother), aunt and grand mother came to the centre on 24th May’08. His father was extremely joyous to see his son safe and sound after more than 4 years. They had lost hope of seeing their child ever.

Counseling to Parents and Hand over:-

The child was restored to his family. He was happy to go home with his family after so many years. His fear and misconceptions about his father’s reaction vanished. He felt obliged to the organization for having protected him and giving him a new lease of life. We suggested to the father-spare time with the child and understand his needs. For a long time Sayeed studied in organization and will take time to adjust with the family environment. Father need to be little patience. The parents of the child thanked the workers and wept with the joy of reunion. The father too realized the mistakes in his way of dealing with the child because of which the family had to bear the pain of separation of their beloved son. They felt proud of their son that despite all odds he proved his ability.

Follow-up:- We did follow-up on 5th Aug 2009. After one year Sayeed is staying at home and studying 12th Std.

Address: Vill – Bhagwana, PO- Amrath, PS/Distt – Jamui (Bihar)

Child Name: Mahesh; Age- 13 yrs; Edu-7th Std.
Uncle: Chowdiah; Occupation: Lecturer; Aunty: Surnamba; Occupation: House wife;
Duration: 3 days; # of times run away – 1st time;
Contact Date: 11th Sept 2008; Home Placement date: 13th Sept 2008

Family Background: – He looked very innocent and was rightly answering questions asked by us.  Initially he told that he has no parents, the counselor thought he might be lying.  In reality, he has lost his mother while giving birth to him and father remarried and settled separately.  Only the uncle (father’s brother) brought him – up and taken care of the child.  As the couple have no children, so they have adopted this child. The uncle is a lecturer in a college and aunty is a house wife.

Rescued the Child from Bangalore City Rly. Station: – The staff at Bangalore came across a child who seemed to be like mentally challenged. He was wearing school uniform and starring to the railway compartments.  The staff approached him. After having a talk with the child, the staff realized that he is run away from home. The child was stammering while talking and little scared.  Child said that he is going to meet his elder brother who is staying at Mysore.  Then the staff persuaded him by saying that no more trains will go to Mysore that day. Staff brought the child to shelter.

Reason for Leaving Home: At home, his grand father and mother used to encourage and force him to perform well in studies and take the example of his uncle who is a lecturer.  The child said that he can perform well to an extent, not beyond that.  He did not go to his school for two days, just he pretended as if he was attending the school.  He also did not perform well in monthly test.  All this made the child tremble and decided to run away.

Staff agreeing to the child conversations: – Then staff accepted child is doing fine and explained that normally everybody expects that their children stand top in the class.  Staff told the child that will be talking with your uncle, aunty and grand parents not to force so much.  The child felt happy and gave the contact number of his uncle.

Situation at Home: – There at home, the uncle and aunty were worried about the child.  The grand mother felt sick and was hospitalized.  The uncle and aunty putting rounds to the police station and lodged complaint about the child missing. Also gave an ad in the newspaper.  The whole family was in terrible situation and could understand how to relocate the child.

Counseling to Uncle and Aunty: – After two days they got call from SATHI about their child staying with us.  The uncle was very happy. Twelve people came in Tata Sumo to take back the child.   After reaching the shelter, the uncle hugged the child and started weeping and even the child started crying. The counselor talked with the uncle and aunty and appreciated them, though the child lost his biological parents, they are taking care of the child.  We advise them that force to perform well in studies, that the child is feeling difficult and unable to bear, he has run away.  They need to communicate this to child’s grand mother and father.  The uncle and aunty realized and said that they will do so. They thanked SATHI for helping them in getting back the child.

Follow- up: – We did follow-up on 4th Aug 2009 that the child is studying in 8th Std. in Navachetana High school, Nelamengala.

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