Engagement of Destination Girl’s Home Children during Lock-down

Pickle making for self reliance during lock-down period by Destination Girl’s Home (DGH) children. NEDAN Foundation produced 500 Kg of organic mango pickle by the girls of DGH. The aim is to raise some funds to manage their home and continue their studies.

Production of face mask during the Covid-19 lock-down 2020

Government of India had made wearing face mask and maintaining social distancing compulsory to stop the spreading of corona virus but most of the people from Assam could not afford to buy a face mask. With that aim NEDAN Foundation started distributing mask among the poor and needy people of Kokrajhar district. The face masks that were distributed during Covid-19 lockdown were made by a girl named Nilima who received training from NEDAN Foundation and working for self sustenance. The masks produced by Nilima and her friend were distributed among the adolescent boys and girls of different villages of Kokrajhar district. At present Nilima and her friend is actively involved in producing face masks which is not only lending a hand towards her livelihood but also helping people from the spread of Corona Virus.

World Day against Child Labour on 12th June, 2020

World Day against Child Labour is celebrated every year on 12th June. This year NEDAN Foundation also organized the day with the theme ‘Child labour is no child’s play’ in the Destination Girls Home campus by displaying of flash cards and posters to campaign against Child Labour and raise awareness through social media. Social distancing was strictly maintained during the program. Three award winning short movies on child labour and education was screened. Two team member of Childline Kokrajhar delivered a speech on social issues like child marriage, child trafficking and child labour. A staff of NEDAN Foundation spoke regarding laws under the Indian Constitution. The program ended with a fun time and refreshments.

World Environment Day on 5th June, 2020

NEDAN Foundation is observed ” World Environment Day ” in different project areas at Kokrajhar district namely- Anthaigwlao, Kachugaon Baganpara, Bashbari & New Bashbari. Children of Destination Girl’s Home (DGH) also took part in the program.

Dignity and Hygiene Kit distribution among the adolescent girls’ at New Bashbari, Nazrethpur & Jharbari, Kokrajhar

Menstrual Hygiene Day observed at
Destination Girls Home (DGH) on 28th May, 2020

How the Destination Girls Home (DGH) girls are becoming self-reliant by making pickles

Supplementary Tuition & Test Exam for the girls of Destination Girls Home (DGH)

Ever since the lockdown children have been away from formal education which is hampering their daily learning. However it is important that all children must be engaged in studying along with other activities at home. Since provision of online classes came later, children had to self study. Even now when their are online classes going on some students are not benefiting because they do not have access to internet or for instance own a mobile phone. In order to maintain the balance of formal learning in home environment, NEDAN has been initiating supplementary tuition and test exam for all the girls of Destination Girls Home (DGH) keeping in view the norms of social distancing.

Dignity and Hygiene Kit distribution among the adolescent girls’

Lockdown during Corona Pandemic and its extension have an impact on adolescent girls in accessing menstrual hygiene products. In the first and second phase of lockdown, NEDAN Foundation took an initiative to distribute hygiene and dignity kit among the 2000 adolescent girls in three blocks (Kokrajhar, Dotma and Kochugaon) of Kokrajhar district to ensure a safe and dignified menstruation. This Dignity kit consists of two packets of Sanitary napkins, and hygiene kit consist of one packet of soap, one packet of detergent powder and a mask. A few members of adolescent club took the responsibility to distribute the Dignity and Hygiene kits among the other peer groups of their respective village. The government rules of social distancing and maintaining a proper distance was maintained during the time of distribution. Awareness on Covid 19, discussion on maintaining menstrual hygiene and demonstration of hand washing was also given.

International Women’s Day on 8th March, 2020

NEDAN Foundation observed 8th March as an “International Women’s Day” with the theme of “Each for Equal” with a colorful day of program. With great enthusiastic more than 100 women and children from different corner of Kokrajhar District participated in the program. The program was organized in the presences of Principal of Law College, Kokrajhar Ms. Preeta Brahma & Mrs. Padmini Brahma Social Activist. The program was started with the lighting of the lamp by the invited Guest and followed by a welcome dance by the girls of Destination Girl’s Home (DGH). Ms Preeta Brahama spoke about the different constitutional provisions for the support and safeguard of the women. She mentioned that there are various ways to earn livelihood. Every woman need to take initiative to start something on their own and should do with full commitment. Mrs Padmini spoke on the topic of “women & social entrepreneurship”. She mentioned that women are strong enough to stand on their own feet and do something for the society. Mr. Digambar Narzary, Chairperson of NEDAN Foundation spoke about the women empowerment. He mentioned about sustainable livelihood and talked about how to bring out our skills and abilities to become a successful entrepreneur. Three Women from different parts of Kokrajhar district shared their success story in livelihood. This gives motivation to other women to earn maximum profit with minimum investment. They also thanked NEDAN Foundation for the livelihood support. Mrs Degrw Basumatary, Mrs Rebeka Boro and Mrs Bebika Sheikh are awarded as ‘The Lady of the year (Bwswrari Aijw Banta) for their great success in livelihood sector. They are the inspiration for the other women in the society. The program was ended with an action skit by girls of Destination Girl’s Home (DGH), Anthaigwlao.

Assam State Child Protection Day on 4th March, 2020

NEDAN Foundation observed “Assam State Child Protection Day” on 4th March, 2020 with a colorful day of activities with the students of Public High School at nearest school playground field. Around 150 plus students was participated in the program. The main aims and goals were to protect and kept every child in a safety net.

National Girl Child Day on 24th January, 2020

NEDAN Foundation celebrated National Girl Child Day with the theme “Girls Get Equal”.Girls Get Equal is a global campaign that demands power, freedom and representation of young girls and women. It aims towards a world free from discrimination, harassment and violence and ensures that every girl has the power over her own life. With the aim of empowering girls NEDAN has been trying to uphold and provide a platform where they are able to express and interact with the growing youth icons. The event was celebrated at Hotel Gaurang Valley which was a celebration cum empowerment program. Around 100 participants were present including 3 different schools namely; Don Bosco H.S. School, Kendriya Vidyalaya and Rashtrabhasa Vidyapith High School, Destination Girls Home (DGH), media personnel and the staffs of the organization. NEDAN team was able to invite some of the young personalities from the Bodo film industry namely: Ms. Helina Daimary and Ms. Lipika Brahma to share a platform and interact with adolescent girls and to encourage them. They spoke about their struggles and also gave insights about the conditions of girls in our society. NEDAN’s prime focus is the movement of girls’ empowerment and promoting girls’ education. The two girl Icons from the film industry has been a part of this movement by being the brand ambassadors of the same. The main aim of this movement is to empower girls by supporting and providing opportunities for girl child and by promoting girl education.

Children’s Day on 14th November, 2019

NEDAN Foundation in collaboration with CWC, DSWO, DCPU, DLSA and Jharbari High School, Kokrajhar, BTC, Assam has organized one day cultural and sports event in celebration of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s Birthday on 14th November 2019. Program was attended by Mrs. Malati Rani Narzary, CWC Chairperson Kokrajhar as Chief Guest; Mr. Pradeep Kr. Bargayary HeadMaster of Jharbari High School, Mr. Parsuram Basumatary Vice President Jharbari Anchalik ABSU and Mrs. Geolang Mushahary VCDC Chairman, Jharbari, as Guest of Honour. In the program CWC members, DLSA, Kokrajhar team, DCPU, Kokrajhar team and around 350 children participated in the program. Program was started with inaugural speech by Mr. Digambar Narzary, Chairperson, NEDAN Foundation; he wishes Happy Children’s Day to all the children and shared the objective of the program. Chief Guest of the program Mrs. Malati Rani Narzary wishes happy Children’s Day and in her speech she told to the children present in the program in brief about why 14th November is celebrated as Children’s Day across the nation. With the early life history of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru he encourage the children’s present in the program to follow his early life and accept him as the idol. Guest of Honour Mrs. Geolang Mushahary, VCDC Chairman, Jharbari encouraged children by telling a short story. Mr. Pradeep Kr. Bargayary Head Master of Jharbari High School, Mr. Parsuram Basumatary Vice President Jaharbari Anchalik ABSU also encouraged children to participate in every competition for their own learning and development. The program has witness colorful games, sports and cultural activities for the Children. To attract children’s development on the cultural and sports mentality one day event was organized. To encourage children towards games and sports football match was organized between Jaharbari High School and junior team of Kokrajhar District Sports Association (KDSA), where Jaharbari High School won the match in penalty shootout. As per the guidelines from the CHILDLINE India Foundation Kokrajhar CHILDLINE has conducted the “CHILDLINE se Dosti” campaign in the program with all the participants. 

International Day of Girl Child on 11th October, 2019

On 11th October, 2019 “International Girl Child Day” was celebrated in Destination Girl’s Home (DGH), Anthaigwlao, Kokrajhar BTC, Assam. The day was celebrated by doing creative work like drawing competition among our DGH girls.

Celebration of 73rd Independence Day-15th August, 2019

NEDAN Foundation celebrated 73rd Independence Day-15th August, 2019 at Destination Girl’s Home, Anthaigwlao, Chandrapara, Kokrajhar BTC Assam.

International Youth Day on 12th of August 2019

NEDAN Foundation observed International Youth Day with the theme of “Youth Against Human Trafficking” on 12th of August 2019 with a colorful day of program. With great enthusiastic more than 300 Youths of different Colleges & University from Kokrajhar District participated in the program. The program was organized in the presences of Deputy Commissioner of Kokrajhar Shri Partha P. Majumdar (ACS) of Kokrajhar district. The program was started with the lighting of the lamp by the invited Guest. Trigunesh Narzary Phd Research Scholar, Dept. of Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering NIT Nagaland Cum Lead Vocal of Kiratas Band. Pankaj Mazumdar Co-founder cum Chief Technical Officer, Wistech (A unit of code bits technologies LLP), Litan Roy Co-founder cum role operation Wistech (A unit of code bits technologies LLP) & Morin Daimary, Convenor, was invited as Youth Icon for the program. Cultural activities were performed by the children from Destination Girl’s Home and youth from New Bashbari, Joypur. Students of Gossaigaon College, Janata College, Bodofa U.N. College Dotma, Jamduar Junior College, Kokrajhar College and Bodoland University along with the DC took part in the signature campaign to prevent human trafficking and raise awareness about its negative effects in the locality. The Program ended with the motive of eliminating human trafficking from the society.

To mark “World Day Against Trafficking in Persons” on 30th July 2019 with the theme “Government to Action”, drawing competition was conducted for the Adolescent and children group members at Weaving Destination, Anthaigwlao, Chandrapara, Kokrajhar BTC Assam.

One Day Workshop with VLCPC And Handing Over The Document To Govt. at CIT (Central Institute of Technology) Seminar Hall, Kokrajhar On 21st June 2019

Formulation of Village Vigilance Committee, Women Groups and Children Groups on 19th June 2019 at Community Hall, Ultapani

Observation of “World Day Against Child Labour” with the theme of Children Shouldn’t Work in Fields, But on Dreams on 12th June 2019 at Chiknajahar Bathou Ashram Foraishali, Bishmuri

Orientation and Capacity building of Village Vigilance Committee and formation of women’s group on 19th May, 2019 at Birganj No.2 Saralpara.

Foundation Day for NEDAN Foundation on 4th March, 2019

On the 4th of March, 2019 “State Child Protection Day” along with the Foundation Day was observed at Weaving Destination Campus, Anthaigwlao, Chandrapara in the presence of Chairperson Mr. Digambar Narzary, Childrens from various backward areas of Kokrajhar district and dignitaries from KGBV Pathgaon, KGBV Kochugaon (Joleswari).

Destination Girl’s Home

Basic Skills Development in IT for Youth of Kokrajhar BTC, Assam