Bal Panchayat is one of the most effective and unique programs for
children with maximum outreach. It is essentially a program that focuses
on all-round growth and personality development of the children.
Effecting changes in the lives of over 200 children, this program is
changing the way children think, feel and act.
The idea of Bal Panchayat originated during a common meet
organized for the children of different program areas. Ideas on how CASP
could best interact with children flowed freely between the children
and the volunteers. It resulted in holding the first session of Bal
Panchayat in 1996.
In Bal Panchayat, the children of each program areas are
organized into a council. A Secretary and a Treasurer is also appointed
from amongst them. Weekly council meetings are scheduled to carry out
the work of the Panchayat.
Five years after its
beginning, today Bal Panchayat is a strong and capable network of active
and informed children working hand in hand with CASP-PLAN in community
Guided by their coordinators and extensive community mapping and
data analysis, the children have identified the following crucial issues
faced by children:
3.Quality of education
4.Insufficient number of Balwadis
Taking a cue from their findings, they have decided to launch a
clean street campaign in their communities.