Bal Panchayat

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 development.

Guided by their coordinators and extensive community mapping and data analysis, the children have identified the following crucial issues faced by children:

2.Stagnating water
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.