STORIES OF CHANGE
A 14 year old girl was abused by a family tailor at her home in the presence of all the adults. The tailor touched her private body parts and smiled, no one in the room observed this. This made the girl very angry, sad and confused. She did not inform anybody about it until she went through the Personal Safety Education programme. Read More
A male child studying in grade 7 shared the way he used his learnings from the Personal Safety Education session to help another child. The child noticed that his best friend was far from his usual self. He was fearful, nervous and scared. As he enquired, his best friend shared that a new boy in his neighbourhood had touched his Private Body Parts and it had been a shocking experience for him. Read More
After Personal Safety Education implementation, around 30 students were absent for individual sessions across grades in both primary and secondary section. The trainer wanted to ensure that she met all of the children individually and approached the teacher. The teacher volunteered to call up the absent students. Read More
A child who had gone through Personal Safety Education was in their family shop along with her elder sister. The child noticed that a call came on the landline number, her elder sister answered the call but disconnected without saying anything. After a while, the elder sister kept the phone off the hook to avoid further calls. Read More
After the implementation of Personal Safety Education, during the individual sessions, a group of girls from grade 8 went to the trainer and said that they wanted to share an incident that had happened two years earlier. They shared that one of their male teachers used to find opportunities to touch and talk to the girls inappropriately. Read More
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I congratulate Arpan for the kind of work being done with the children. As parents, we might not be able to talk to children about the information on private body parts the way it was taught in school.
The work that Arpan has done for students is priceless, and their work is commendable. It is very important for all our students, and we would like to thank Arpan for it. Because of this organisation, the confidence and self-esteem of our children have increased so that they can keep themselves safe. This program has increased their decision-making capabilities.
I really like the work that the Arpan team has done because I feel like there are some things in our society that people don’t talk about. But the Arpan team works for that cause, and that’s why it’s a good initiative.
No one had spoken to our children on this topic, neither did we have a discussion regarding it. The awareness session conducted by Arpan has been very helpful for our children. Talking about private body parts and related topics made us anxious, and we also felt shy to talk about it. But Arpan trainers spoke about it openly. The homework sheets that children were asked to complete had opened communication channels between our children and us and it have helped us a lot.