CHILD, ADOLESCENT AND YOUTH

Under the Child and Adolescent Program, PSTC provides the folowing services to the community.

 

  • Protection of Children at Risk (PCAR)
  • Helping Children Living in the Street Project (HCLSP)
  • Eradication of Hazardous Child Labor in Bangladesh
  • Early Childhood Care and Development (ECD) Program
  • Strengthening Adolescents Reproductive Health in Urban Areas
  • Creating Opportunity for Adolescents and Young People’s Rights to Information on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Care Project
  • Unite for Body Rights (UBR) Project
  • Maternal, Neonatal and Child Survival (MNCS) Project

 

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AT RISK (PCAR)

PSTC has been implementing ARISE since April 2000 with the financial assistance from UNDP through Department of Social Services. ARISE supports street children with both material and information’s services by providing schooling, psychological counseling, non-formal education, vocational training, health services, legal aid protection and income generating activities. In addition, Shelter is provided for the most vulnerable so that the opportunity to work and progress beyond the street can be realized. There are two DICs, two night shelters and eight open air schools operating under this project.

 

HELPING CHILDREN LIVING IN THE STREET PROJECT (HCLSP)

Helping Children Living in the Street (HCLSP) project started operation in July 2004 with financial technical assistance from Plan Bangladesh. The project area is zone 1, 2 & zone 4 of Dhaka City Corporation (DCC). The goal of the project is to develop street children of Dhaka City, through providing education, counseling, protection, and skill and capacity development, to reintegrate them with their families and to mainstream them into society. There are five Drop- In-Centers, Six Night Shelters and 52 location centers under IDOSCP.

 

ERADICATION OF HAZARDOUS CHILD LABOR IN BANGLADESH

PSTC is implementing the project ‘Eradication of Hazardous Child Labour in Bangladesh which aimes to eliminate the worst form of child labour in Bangladesh under ministry of labour and Employment. Through this project, PSTC runs 14 multi purpose centers covering 420 children who are involved in hazardous forms of child labour at Khilgaon in Dhaka. One of the important components of the project is the 24-month non-formal education activity following the primer of Chatona-1, Chatona-2 and Chatona-3 published by Directorate of Non-formal Education.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT (ECD) PROGRAM

PSTC is facilitating 15 ECD Centers at two Unions in Gazipur Sadar Upazila, Gazipur. Generally, 25-30 children of age around 5-6 years are enrolled in each of the centers. They spend 2 hours every morning with different colorful and entertaining materials through which they enjoy pre-school education. After 1 year they became ready for primary school and are admitted in different schools. The children are supposed to gather in the afternoon session for holding different cultural activities, games and other entertainment opportunities. .A total of 555 children were enrolled which include 270 girls and 285 boys in those centers during the year 2010.

 

STRENGTHENING ADOLESCENTS REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IN URBAN AREAS

UPHCP has implemented Adolescent Activities within Dhaka project areas since 2000 with financial assistance from UNFPA. The main objective of the activity is to enhance the knowledge of reproductive health of Adolescents. With the technical and financial support from Plan-Bangladesh, PSTC has initiated a project targeting 20.000 adolescents in zone 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 of Dhaka City Corporation.

CREATING OPPORTUNITY FOR ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S RIGHTS TO INFORMATION ON SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND CARE PROJECT This project has been implementing since March 2010 with the financial & technical support of RFSU-Sweden. To develop capacity 1000 community-based adolescent & young people and 1000 garments worker rights on ARH and SRH issues and aware probable opportunities for access to health services, those who are living in the same community.

 

UNITE FOR BODY RIGHTS (UBR) PROJECT

Unite for Body Rights (UBR) Project, implementing by PSTC, was initiated by Dutch SRHR alliance. Government of Netherlands has funded the program to implement in Bangladesh with experienced non government organizations (NGOs). As part of this, an alliance has formed at Bangladesh comprising Population Services and Training Center (PSTC), Family Planning Association of Bangladesh (FPAB), Reproductive Health Sexual Training and Education Program (RHSTEP), Dustho Syatha Kendra (DSK) and Christan Hospital of Chittagong (CHC) to carry out the program successfully. Initially the agreement has signed for five years from 2010 to 2015 between Bangladesh alliance & with donor. Based on performance and fulfilled the objectives, possibility have for further extensions. The Unite for Body Rights Program was launched formally on 29th November 2010.

 

MATERNAL, NEONATAL AND CHILD SURVIVAL (MNCS) PROJECT

PSTC also has been implementing “Maternal, Neonatal and Child Survival (MNCS) project” at Pakundia, Katiadi and Karimgonj Upazila under Kishoreganj District from 15 November, 2010. 31 union’s are under MNCS project.

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