Tap to follow:
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is going to conduct a survey. Through this survey it will determine the numbers of children who begs on streets. It will also include the children who are street hawkers.
Junctions, crowded places, traffic signals, markets, slums, etc would be considered while having this survey.
Assistant Commissioner of BBMP, Mr Nagendra Naik said –
There are many children on streets begging when they should be in schools studying. It is for identifying such out-of-school children that we have planned to conduct a door-to-door survey across the city.
All the volunteers who are going to be part of this survey were made to attend a day-long workshop.
Workshop was conducted by
BBMP, Karnataka State Legal Services Authority, Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Bengaluru Police, Department of Social Welfare and the Department of Women and Child Welfare.
Not only there will be induction to the schools, but also, committee will try to find out the reasons. As in, the reason behind child begging. So that, it could be stopped.
Once identified, they will be inducted to the School. The initiative is called as-
School on Wheel
This civic body has asked for ten old buses from BMTC (Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation). These buses will be repurposed as a mobile school for these children.
A yellow bus will have a whiteboard, cupboards for books and ample space for children to sit for their lessons. Repurposing each bus is likely to cost us Rs 4 lakh and they will be driven to slums and other areas where such children are located through the survey. Teachers from schools run by the municipality will be deputed to teach these children.
It is interesting to note that, these children will also be benefitted with the “Mid-day Meals”.