STORIES OF CHANGE
Post the awareness session on Child Sexual Abuse with parents in a school, a 72 year old grandmother came to the facilitators to seek permission to attend the subsequent awareness session as well. She communicated that at this age for the first time in her life somebody had told her that the sexual abuse she experienced as a child by her own family member was not her fault.Read More
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
We have realised how important it is to tell our children about using the right terminologies for their private body parts.
Excellent work! Hope to see Arpan covering all schools in Mumbai. We are happy for the fact that our children will be learning personal safety. Also thankful to the school for providing great opportunity to children through Arpan’s programme of PSE. We are glad that CSA information is not only restricted to children and teachers but even parents get that information.
I am really very happy that the children are lucky to learn PSE. I wish I had sessions like these, & then I wouldn’t have gone through such situations in my life.
“Thank you for providing the much required, appropriate information for the students in grades 5 and 6. After your PSE implementation, one of the parents shared with us that her child has started communicating on issues like safe/unsafe touch which earlier she would choose to keep it to herself. We also want our children from grades 7-10 to benefit from your program. Please train these children as well.”
We are very glad to state that our association with Arpan in the academic year 2011-12 has been a truly enriching experience. It has been a learning endeavour to the management, staff, students and parents.