On 27th February, 2016, CKSK has
organized block level children alliance called “Nanna Kanasina Grama”
to discuss the issues affecting their lives and to develop action
plans. The program was held at Shri. Subrahmanya Sthanika Brahmana
Samaja Sabha Bhavana, Laila, Belthangady.
In the first session, Fr. Vinod Mascarenhas, the Project Manager of
CKSK and Fr. Amar Lobo GB member of CKSK gave guidance to children
about how to present their problems before the Government officials.
Children drew picture about their model village and listed out the
various issues and raised many problems they face in their villages
that affects their day to day life before the government officials.
Different government officials of Belthangady Taluk such as Block
Education Coordinator, Circle Inspector, District child protection
officer, Child Development Officer, Assistant Engineer of Mescom and
the president, members and PDO of Gram Panchayaths were present. Fr.
Vinod Mascarenhas motivated the children for the effective
communications. Fr. Amar Lobo facilitated the discussion session
between the officials and the children. Children discussed their
problems with the officials related to their school, mid day meal,
eve teasing, school infrastructures and electricity supply of the
Children prepared appeals with their signatures to give to the
officials of different departments. Officers assured to address the
issues and take speedy actions against the problems and guided the
children to contact the respective departments with the applications
from School head masters, School Developmental & Monitoring
Ms. Sharanya Malebettu and Ms. Gayathri Guripalla welcomed the
gathering. Ms. Sonakshi Kanyady thanked the gathering. Ms. Manasa
Guripalla, compeered the day’s program. At 5.00 pm the program was