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People should not look past street children, need to optimise their access to healthcare, says expert
People should not look past street children, need to optimise their access to healthcare, says expert
Dr Rajeev Seth, Managing Trustee, Bal Umang Drishya Sanstha (BUDS), said people should not look past street children, listen to their voices and address this social injustice.
He said these children live largely invisible in urban slums or work on the streets of India to escape poverty, domestic abuse, violence and trafficking.
“Many of these children grow up deprived of their basic rights to healthcare and development, endure harsh physical, sexual and emotional abuse and face exploitation as child labourers. The issue of street children requires urgent attention,” he said.
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Street and working children: a call for rights-based approach to their health and well-being
Street and working children (SWC) globally are among the most vulnerable to violence, exploitation and exposure to hazardous and toxic environments. As such, they experience profound violations of their human rights. This is a global crisis with the burden being disproportionately borne by the low-income and middle-income countries. By prioritising the rights, health, development and well-being of these children, a future can be created where they have opportunities to thrive.
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Inspirational Success Story
Inspirational Success Stories from BUDS ( out of school marginalized adolescent girls & young women : Overcoming extreme challenges & adversities
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Children Day Celebration
Happy Children’s Day – 14th November ‘2023✨🌟
On this special occasion of children day, we immersed ourselves in a day full of laughter, talent, and pure joy as we celebrated the incredible spirit of our children 🧒👧
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Independence Day Celebration
The 77th Indian Independence Day was celebrated in BUDS drop-in-center (DIC), PACE & Tarang center with great zeal and fervor, reflecting the unity, diversity, and pride of the nation. BUDS children hosted the national flag, did painting, dance etc.
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International Youth day & BUDS 20th Birth Anniversary Celebration
We have celebrated today two significant events: International Youth Day “Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World” and BUDS 20th birth anniversary “Hearing the Voices of Marginalized Children & Youth” at India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
Highlights of the Celebration were painting & Quiz competition on “green skills for youth: towards a sustainable world” Overview of BUDS works- a journey over the past 20 years by Dr. Rajeev Seth (Managing Trustee of BUDS), “Hearing the voices of marginalized children & youth” an interactive panel discussion on insights ,gaps & strategies in providing, health & welfare to the marginalized children & youth by multi-disciplinary professional experts, cultural program of dance, music, theatre by BUDS children & youth, musical extravaganza by a famous & renowned singer Dr. Jagjit Singh Batra with “Simple Truth Versatile band” by Stanly Vaz & his team .
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Public library inauguration
On July 18, 2023, BUDS opened a public library in Sarai Kale Khan Basti, New Delhi, with logistical assistance from Shine Foundation.
With the help of this library, economically disadvantaged and marginalized children will be able to access a variety of books, reference materials, and educational tools. Additionally, they will develop a love of reading and knowledge, which is essential for their social and academic growth.
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World Day Against Child Labour Day!
12 June, 2023
Social Justice for All. End Child Labour!
Together, we can build a world where every child is allowed to be a child, where their dreams are nurtured, and where they can grow into empowered individuals who shape a brighter future for us all.
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स्वस्थ किसान – बच्चों का टीकाकरण

Dr. Rajeev Seth (Managing Trustee, BUDS ) & Dr. Indra Taneja (Trustee, BUDS) along with Dr. Chandrakant S Pandav (Head of the Department of Center for Community Medicines, AIIMS) has the panelist on DD Kishan program on discussing childhood vaccination

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Childhood immunization is an essential right of a child

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Brainstorming Workshop

Theme: Health, Well-Being & Sports, Agenda for the Marginalized Youth.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 10 a.m – 4 p.m. All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Gymkhana, Ansari Nagar East, New Delhi-110029,  Organized by Bal Umang Drishya Sanstha (BUDS) in collaboration with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India

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BUDS wishes you a “Happy International Women’s Day & Holi ”. May you have all the love, joy, and prosperity you deserve on this Women’s Day & Holi. Happy International Women’s Day & Holi to all the girls & women creating history and breaking down boundaries! Let’s honour the elegance, beauty, and tenacity of women everywhere today. Cheers to Women’s Day & Holi !
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On February 2, 2023, Bal Umang Drishya Sanstha (BUDS), launched a program to distribute “CINI NUTRIMIX,” a high-calorie and high-protein supplement, to severe and moderate acute malnourished children.

This event was inaugurated by Sh. Ajay Kumar, I.A.S. Collector, District Magistrate, Deputy Commissioner, Nuh, and Chief Executive Officer, Mewat Development Agency, Nuh.

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National Girl Child Day is celebrated every year in India on January 24 to promote awareness about the rights of a girl child and to promote the importance of their overall development that includes health,nutrition & education.
Today we celebrated this big day in our centres for young girls & women. Here are some glimpses of National Girl Child Day Celebration .
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On January 12, 2023, BUDS, in partnership with GAIL (India) Ltd., organized an event to distribute supplemental food to 120 acutely malnourished children in the Anganwadi centers of Kharkhari village, Tauru block, Haryana, India
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Dr Rajeev Seth Managing Trustee BUDS, had a very successful meeting on January 8th, 2023, of the Office bearers (OB) at the head office of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) Mumbai, along with the the most enviable team of the year 2023Dr Rajeev Seth Managing Trustee BUDS, had a very successful meeting on January 8th, 2023, of the Office bearers (OB) at the head office of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) Mumbai, along with the the most enviable team of the year 2023
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2023

Christmas Celebration 2022 at all BUDS centers organized on 23rd December 2022. Children & youth came to the centers wearing beautiful dresses. The centers were decorated beautifully with glitters and lights. Children made beautiful flowers, caps, posters and trees. after that cut the cake.
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An eventful week at the International Summit on International Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Congress, held in Marrakesh, Morocco, from December 5 to 9, 2022.
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Will you be at #SBCCSummit in December? Be sure to visit @DrRajeevSeth2’s session to learn more about his work with @UmangBal on community-led strategies for vaccine acceptance!

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बाल दिवस और आज़ादी के 75 वें अमृत महोत्सव

विषय: बाल अधिकार और सुरक्षा

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Civil Society & Child Rights

Dr. Rajeev Seth, Managing Trustee BUDS, Chair of the Board,
International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and
Neglect (ISPCAN) addressed his special concern on child rights and POCSO Act 2012 at the consultation of “Civil Society and Child Rights”
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Happy Diwali

Your Diwali celebrations bring a year of health, happiness, and success.
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State Consultation on Convergence and Coordination

On 7th September 2022, Dr. Indra Taneja and Dr. Rajeev Seth attended “State Consultation on Convergence and Coordination Amongst Stakeholders for Ending Child Abuse and Exploitation” at IIC, New Delhi. Dr. Seth addressed the gathering on this important issue.
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BUDS observed teacher’s day at the BUDS center

On 5th September 2022, BUDS observed teacher’s day at the BUDS center with the teachers and adolescents girls. Thank you so much to our teachers who are trying to shape the best minds for the country.
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health education session at Govt. Senior secondary school of Padheni village in Tauru block

Dr. Indra Taneja conducted health education session at Govt. Senior secondary school of Padheni village in Tauru block,
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BUDS observing the National Nutrition Week

BUDS observing the National Nutrition Week in BUDS center with the children and adolescent girls to prevent malnutrition. First week of September is recognized as National Nutrition Week in India
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“Youth to Power”

On 30th August 2022, Dr. Anita Shet from Rishi Children Trust (RCT) along with her team visited to BUDS “Youth to Power” centres
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The International Indo-Nepal Friendship award 2022

On behalf of BUDS, Mr. Yawar Qaiyum, Director Operations received award for best social worker in the International Indo-Nepal Friendship award 2022, on August 19, 2022 held at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi
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“Circle of Life”

BUDS attended amazing concert
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Happy Independence Day

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
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World Youth Skills Day 

Transforming youth skills for the future
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International Yoga Day 2022

 Yoga for humanity
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Furkan is a 4 months male child of Tasleema and Mohd Mustafa. Tasleema is 21 years old and Mustafa is 23 years old. They are a young married couple from Chandeni village in Nuh block and they don’t have much knowledge regarding routine immunization. In Mustafa’s family, his elder brother Mustakim Ahmed is the decision-maker in their family. So, during the time of Furkan’s birth, his Uncle Mustakim denied taking the Birth dose vaccination (BCG, Hep-B & OPV-0)
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Subhash and Girija Devi’s family are migrants from Bihar. Subhash works as a construction labourer and they are very poor. Subhash’s eldest daughter Sakshi is 13 years old.  She studied till the 8th standard until she had to drop out of school when her father fell very ill – with liver disease – had to stop working and they lost the only bread-winner in the family! Sakshi’s mother was distraught. 

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Neha lives with her family in a rented house in Madrasi Colony near Mori Gate area of ​​Old Delhi. Neha’s family are migrants from Bihar and like thousands of others had come in search of work. Apart from Neha’s parents and four sisters and brother, their maternal grandmother lives with them. Neha’s parents work as cleaners in the nearby Delhi Railway station.

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Sajid Story
Sajid (name changed) is a student of BUDS LiFi (Learning Initiative for India) Program. His family migrated from Bihar. He was recruited by the BUDS counsellor during home visits to identify school drop-outs. He is 8 years old.
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 BETTER LIVES …MORE SMILES CAMPAIGN! बेहतर जीवन… कई और मुस्कान अभियान…
Fatima is 23 years old. Her father’s name is Nawab Ali, who works as a gardener. His health does not permit him to do any strenuous activity. A heavy smoker, he had health-related problems (including intestinal surgery), which has made him unfit for manual labour. As a result of his ill health and restrictions, he earns around ₹12,000 at present.
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Vishal belongs to Muradabad. It has been 35 years since he settled in Shiv Vihar, Delhi.He has 3 elder brothers, who are married and live away, and 3 elder sisters; two of whom are married.
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DONATE TO THE BUDS BETTER LIVES …MORE SMILES CAMPAIGN! बेहतर जीवन… कई और मुस्कान अभियान…
When you next take a rickshaw ride — think of Pinki. Her father is a rickshaw puller and has seven children and a total of nine mouths to feed. Her mother works as a housemaid and the family lives on an income of Rs. 6,000 ($78) from whatever Pinki’s mother earns.  Her father is a heavy drinker and seldom contributes to family expenses. Pinki is 22 years old and the eldest daughter of the family. 
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Anjum’s story
Anjum is 22 years old and is married to Tarif who is 25. They live in Chandani village of Nuh Block in Nuh district from Haryana which is approximately 71 km away from New Delhi. They have two children: Tanish their son is a 6-month-old baby and Aayat their daughter is only 16-months old. Tarif works as a driver and earns only Rs. 15000 ($194) a month. He dropped out of school after 5th Standard because he couldn’t afford to study further. Unfortunately, their story is very common in Nuh district. What is even more distressing is that being unschooled
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Kavya’s family has been living in a small rented room near Sadar Bazar in Basketwalan of Azad Market for the last 20 years, apart from her parents, there is a brother and two sisters in her family. The area of Azad Market is also very crowded and along with this, all the areas around it are congested as there are markets. Some of the areas around it are Morigate, Chandni Chowk, Sadar Bazar, Malka Ganj Ram Bazar, Civil Line etc. Here most of the families have migrated from Bihar, Madras and Bengal

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Your contribution helps us serve India’s most marginalized children and ensure they go to school and enjoy their right to education and a better life. That they are able to receive proper nutrition and health care and are protected from abuse and exploitation.

Without your support more and more children will drop out of school, will be neglected amd marginalized. So we all need to come together for this special cause…your help to these children is a click away….Reach out to us….Donate!

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The USAID Core group in collaboration with Nuh NHM Haryana appreciated the significant and continuous contribution in COVID prevention and routine immunization, and for this Mr. Yawar Qaiyum, Director Operations and Soumya Rajeshwari, Program Manager were honoured by letters of appreciation by the CMO of Nuh district for the active participation of BUDS and Team during this awareness journey. 

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World Immunization Week Webinar

The Human Cost of Pneumonia and the Power of the PCV: Stories from Somalia and India

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Case study spotlight: India!

In our 2020-21 research grants report, investigators in Mehwat pilot a community health worker-led intervention for vaccine confidence

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“Our focus is to have a bottoms up approach where immunization is viewed as a basic child right”

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World Health Day  

World health’s day- posters made by children at our DICs and education centers

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Educational Exposure  

Today, girls from all the three PACE centres (Sarai Kale Khan, Mori Gate, Shiv Vihar) were taken on an educational visit to the National Science Museum and the National Crafts Museum. These girls are usually not allowed to go out, thanks to our PACE teams that they did house visits and counselling of parents of these girls and convinced them to let these girls come out on this exposure visit.
Gender and restricted mobility remain an issue. The visit helped us to motivate the girls and increase their awareness level regarding the space they own in today’s world. Their knowledge about science and intricate crafts and hand looms existing in India was also built upon. The girls were also motivated by the IT director of the National Crafts Museum to pursue education further. Overall, it was a great learning experience for both- the BUDS PACE team and our PACE girls
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International Women’s Day

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On the occasion of the International Women’s Day (IWD), it is indeed my privilege to write about the BUDS PACE program, that support the  Right to Education and prevention of  Early Marriage of most  marginalized adolescents girls and young women. Patriarchy, coercion, social customs, norms and illiteracy are major social determinants of health,  that have to be surmounted for girls and young women  living in underprivileged rural and deprived urban slum communities.  

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BUDS continues to support Nuh administration in collaboration with John Hopkins University, School of Public Health. Nuh SDM Ms. Saloni Sharma also supported our initiative by flagging BUDS vaccination awareness bike rally to motivate the community people about the vaccination.

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National Girl Child Day-
Children who come to our various education centres (Mori Gate, Sarai Kale Khan, and Shiv Vihar) also made posters on the same theme to disseminate the message to their families.

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Nuh Mewat District :कोविड़ वैक्सीनेशन अभियान में बड्स संस्था की भूमिका॥Role Of Buds in Vaccination

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Love, labor and loss on the frontlines: India’s community health workers straddle life and the COVID-19 pandemic

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Christmas Day Celebration

Christmas Day Celebration at different PACE and DICs of BUDS. #happyfaces #happyholidays

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Youth empowered in Healthcare Sector

With the support of one of our funders, GKHET, we are happy to be an implementing organization for the skills training course for the children from marginalized communities. 15 students were assessed yesterday for the admission in the General Duty Assistant course at Tech Mahindra Smart Academy for Healthcare.

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BUDS Abhiyan ॥ नियमित टीकाकरण के लिए मेवात में बड़ी मुहिम : जिले के लिए बड़ी खुशखबरी

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Happy Children’s Day 2021    

Children are the most important part of every project at BUDS. We believe in child rights promotion and providing opportunities to every child. We celebrated Children’s day at our various centers across Delhi. #children‘sday2021

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Diwali Celebration at different BUDS centers-        

Women and adolescent girls enrolled in our education program celebrated Diwali with full enthusiasm in different centers. Their smiles enlightened our hearts as well. Girls made rangolis and decorated diyas. #diwalicelebrations

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अंतरराष्ट्रीय वालिका दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामना 👍🙏 Happy #International_Girl_Child_Day

                                    Kusum’s road to recovery

Kusum is 13 years old and hails from Darbhanga (a state in Bihar). Her father runs a small food shop, which suffered losses during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Nuh is one of the aspirational districts in the country. The health indicators are very poor in this region. BUDS operates a Mobile Health Van in the area. On 28th of September, BUDS covered Malaka village of the Nuh region for a health camp facility to the residents of this and the nearby villages. Alisha* visited the health camp as she had a complaint of chronic diarrhea. .

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Impact of COVID-19 on the lives of vulnerable young people in New Delhi, India: a mixed-method study

COVID-19 disproportionately impacts health systems in low-income settings and the health of the most marginalized populations.

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Teacher’s Day Celebration

Teachers day celebration at all the PACE centres. BUDS teachers and facilitators celebrated teachers day on 5th September 2021. They also provided them with refreshments.

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COVID Phase 2 Response Among the Indian Marginalized Communities

Dr. Rajeev Seth along with Dr. Abhijit Chowdhury was invited as a special guest for a webinar by John Hopkins Maternal and Child Health Center. The title of the webinar was “Voices from the Frontlines”. Dr. Seth, the managing trustee of BUDS, shared his views, stories from the field, and lessons from the COVID-19 response in India. The emphasis was also laid on innovation during a crisis and reaching the most vulnerable via grassroots organizations.

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“Community Based COVID Preparedness (CBCP)”

NM Prusty, President of Humanitarian Aid International, and Mentor-Cum-Director, Centre for Development and Disaster Management support Services (CDDMASS- a Strategy Center), along with Mr. Kamal Kishore, Member, National Disaster Management Authority, and Prof. Santosh Kumar Professor and Head of Policy planning and Community Issues in NIDM took a webinar on “Community Based COVID Preparedness (CBCP)”. He also engaged with the audience using mentipoll results. The webinar was chaired by Dr. Prof. RN Srivastava, and Dr. Rajiv Seth moderated the webinar.

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COVID-19, Awareness Campaign

The community members had vaccine hesitancy about the COVID-19 vaccination. BUDS in collaboration with the M3M foundation ran an awareness campaign from 16th of August, 2021 to 31st of August, 2021 to raise awareness of the community members about COVID-19 vaccination intake in the Tauru block of Haryana.

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Nutrition Week Celebration

BUDS celebrated Nutrition Week from September 1- September 7, 2021. The theme for 2021 was “Feeding smart right from Start” and therefore the activities were planned accordingly. We celebrated nutrition week in all three drop-in centers of Delhi with adolescent girls and boys. Our focus was on raising awareness of young children and adolescents with help of stories, quizzes, and edutainment games. Keeping in view the socio-economic background of marginalized children BUDS staff also distributed fruits and protein-rich food among the remedial students.