Bhartiya Jan Utthan Parishad (BJUP) makes a difference in children’s lives in Bihar & Jharkhand through its child protection work. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation so that they can survive, learn, participate, play and develop.
Protecting children from violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect are essential for them to enjoy their rights to survival, development and participation. Many children drop out of school because of the protection issues they face and young girls die because of early marriage and other harmful practices. Every failure to protect children has negative effects that continue into their adult life – and also holds back the overall development of society. By contrast, where children are protected, their health, education and well-being are improved as well as their ability to contribute to society as future citizens.

PROJECT BACHPAN 

Keeping the above situation in mind BJUP has initiated the project named ‘BACHPAN – Building Atmosphere For Child’s Holistic development Protection & Nurturing (BACHPAN)’ is being envisaged to be implemented in the slum areas of Bihar Sharif town of Nalanda district in Bihar. The aim of this project focuses on the “Psycho-Social and Physical development of children in need of care and protection for making them responsible and independent citizens of the country”.
Following Children are covered under BACHPAN Project:
Kinship Care- without parents but living with nearest relatives
Single parent- Living Either with mother or father
Independent Living- Not having either of the parents and not even with the nearest living but siblings are living alone.
As this project heads to the holistic development, protection and nurturing of the child, it also covers child labour, which is often defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development. BJUP has been able to transform the lives of children who were bereft of basic amenities.
  • Enrolled more than 20000+ children (never enrolled/dropout/irregular) were mainstreamed with the school.
  • BJUP is working with 400 vulnerable children in 17 slums to create a conducive Child-friendly environment for children who need care and protection and child marriage.
  • A community-based safety net has been developed involving parents, community leaders, religious leaders and other stakeholders for real-time reporting of child abuse, harassment and early child marriage cases.
  • Different child club has been formed involving vulnerable children to create a bridge between vulnerable children and CWC and DCPU.
  • 323 children have been enrolled in their age-appropriate classes in govt schools.
  • 123 children have been taken out from child labour in the Mica mining area by mainstreaming with the education system.
  • Establishment of Balwadi and Bal Sansad to energise leadership and confidence amongst children.