Knowing Good Touch and Bad Touch 360°

Donor organisation : Bajaj Finance

Duration of the project : 2 years 3 months (July 2022 to September 2024)

Project description : Jnana Prabodhini Samshodhan Sanstha and Stree Shakti Prabodhan Samvadini Group have been working on the problem of child sexual abuse for the past eight years for awareness-concrete effort-concrete action against child sexual abuse. Till date more than 800 trainers have been trained in Pune city and districts. Through the collective efforts of all, the topic of ‘Knowing Good and Bad Touch’ has been conveyed to nearly one and a half lakh children.

As a next step, the project ‘Good Touch, Bad Touch 360°’ is being carried out in Pune city with the financial support from ‘Bajaj Finance’ for the period 2022 to 2024. Under this project 185 Field Trainers were trained in Pune in December 2022. Through them this topic of “Distinguishing between good and bad touch and how to resist bad touch” has been taught to 27000+ students in Pune city in the academic year 2022-23. Also, awareness sessions for over 3700 parents and 5 sessions for school management and staff were conducted.

As part of this project, “Emotional Wellbeing Telelogue Platform” (दूरध्वनी बाल संवाद कट्टा) was launched on 1st April 2023 for the children and their parents. Children and parents can contact 9226074767 from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm and have a dialogue with an expert counselor for any type of queries related to emotional wellbeing of children or issues like exam stress, fear, punishment, peer pressure, anxiety etc. The counselor will empathetically listen and respond to the caller and provide advice or reference contact numbers as required.