(A Charitable Trust)
Matri Sudha, in last few years, has evolved as an organization conducting research of various disciplines, advocating for rights of children at multiple platforms and to play a role of trainer or facilitator to enhance the capacity of individuals on child rights issues.
Our research work includes -
We play a role of facilitator or trainer where we enhance the capacity of individuals within or outside the government structure
The following articles were published in the print media on the basis of our findings -
The following research reports have been prepared -
Interaction with You on Child Rights- Sharing Learning Platform for College Students
The concept of 'Interaction with You on Child Rights' coined recently after getting engaged with college students who got associated with Matri Sudha for internship or voluntary work around issues of child health and nutrition.
Experience & learning with students
Our experience with students not only provided the opportunity to students to broadly understand four areas of child rights- survival, development, protection and participation, but also gave an insight as how and what people understand child right issues. During this process we realized that unless students, who get engaged with us for voluntary work for a certain period of time, develop thematic expertise of area they chose to work upon, lesser would be the chances to bring outcomes of the whole exercise. For example unless a student gets oriented on certain areas of right to education, he or she would not be in a position to tell whether availability of toilets and drinking water facility is the moral duty of the school or is it a legal right of a child to have the same or both. Unavailability of unhygienic toilets and poor drinking water facility may have serious health consequences. Similarly, common childhood illness like pneumonia and diarrhoea leads to a state called 'malnutrition'. Therefore, prevention and reduction of malnutrition in early childhood require understanding of the whole concept within the wider framework of chid rights. Thus, such process over a past one year with students of diverse background also taught us as how we look toward child rights issues and in its context about child malnutrition.
Therefore, the whole concept would not only provide the student an opportunity to learn and share his learning by doing during field interventions but also make us fulfil our vision 'to create a platform where child rights are identified, respected and taken care of by every individua'. It is about 'creating relationships around child rights issues'.
Broader Framework of Implementation
Areas of learning for students
Bal Bigul- Haryana Alliance for Child Rights
Matri Sudha is one of the founding members of Bal Bigul- Haryana Alliance for Child
Rights. The alliance was formed in 2015.
Mr Surender Singh, President of Matri Sudha, is the Convenor of the Alliance. Mr. Surender Singh carries an experience of more than a decade in areas of child rights and has mainly worked at the grass root level with children below six years.
Bal Bigul- Haryana Alliance for Child Rights is funded by Child Rights and You. Arijit Adhikary is the Advocacy Coordinator and Shafiqur Rahiman is the Assistant Coordinator in Bal Bigul- Haryana Alliance for Child Rights. Presently, the office of the Alliance is based About Arijit Adhikary
Alliance for People’s Rights
In 2015, Matri Sudha has become the channelizer of Alliance for People’s Rights, a collective
forum to advocate the issues of child rights in Delhi. Alliance for People’s Rights is one of
the active forums in Delhi mainly on the issue of missing children. Presently, Ms. Reena
Bannerjee, founder of Nav Srishti organization, is the Convenor of the alliance. Ms. Reena
Bannerjee has contributed more than two decades of her work in areas of child rights.
Mr. Krishna Bansal is the Advocacy Coordinator and Monmita Borgohain is the Assistant Coordinator in the Alliance.