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Workshop on "Care of the tsunami affected children - Issues & concern"

NCRC organised a one day workshop on Care of the tsunami affected children - Issues and concern on the 2nd November 06 in Nagapattinam. The participants included NGOs working with Children, Government Staff who are working with the children's home and other people involved in children related activities. Pilot study findings on the 'conditions of the home for children' and on 'orphans and single parent children living in the community' were presented in the workshop. Ms. Girija Kumarababu, consultant on child rights and protection gave an orientation on Juvenile Justice Act (JJ Act) 2000. Group discussions held during the later half of the day discussed on the guidelines of the government for the protection of orphans that was modified by the children's core group. The guidelines will be sent to experts for vetting before finalizing.











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