Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF)’s work was applauded by Dr. Nirupa Ji, Assistant Director, Directorate of Social Welfare, Government of Bihar in her presidential address during the coordination meeting of ‘State Child Protection Scheme – Civil Societies Organisation’ held to discuss strengthening of Child Protection Committee at various levels of the State. Dr. Nirupa expressed her admiration for the work done by KSCF, especially the work done by Survivor Leaders on the ground. She recognized the success and positive impact of KSCF’s “unique initiative, through the Survivor led intelligence network and public awareness against child labor, child trafficking, child marriage and child sexual abuse and other issues.”
The KSCF’s Survivor Led Intelligence Network is one of the largest survivor-led campaigns that involves former child laborers in the fight against crimes against children. Survivor leaders work mainly in areas which are major trafficking hotspots, they collect information from the ground and provide the same to the KSCF officers in that district or state for prompt intervention. The survivor- led intelligence network has made it possible to rescue over 9000 children from being trafficked during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The coordination meeting was attended by representatives of 34 child protection organizations from Bihar, National and International level.