The Haryana Government has invited expression of interest from corporate, business houses, organisations and individuals registered under the Companies Act, 2013 and who are eligible under section 135 of the Act for ‘Adopt a Home’ programme launched by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development to provide support to children staying in children homes in Yamunanagar district set up under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act, 2015.
Senior officers of the Women and Child Development Department said that the focus areas would be upgrading physical infrastructure of children homes and providing facilities for proper housing for children including proper bedding, LCD or LED for entertainment, lockers, cupboards, chairs and tables in dormitories, coolers, RO for clean drinking water, necessary kitchen equipment and utensils, washing machines and other equipment for bathrooms and toilets, home sanitation and cleaning tools.
Also the emphasis would be on a room for functioning of Child Welfare Committees, solid and liquid waste management for kitchen and rooms, providing non-formal, remedial education and vocational training to enable the children to be part of society, sponsoring higher education for those in need after 18 years of age, financial literacy and inclusion in financial services, arranging loans and tool kits for employment, support for health care in children homes, palliative child care detoxification and treatment for substances abuse, HIV/AIDS treatment and psycho-social and economic support during natural disasters.
Facilities of rain harvesting, solar energy, sports equipment and auditorium for the use of cultural activities, dramatics, rehearsal, presentations, performing arts, learning space and art galleries would also be provided.
Interested persons or organisations can contact the District Programme Officer, Women and Child Development, Arjun Nagar near Gurudwara, Jagadhri, district Yamunanagar, phone number 01732-220588 or District Child Protection Officer, SCO-1 30 P, first floor, Sector-17, HUDA, Jagadhri, phone number 01732-237050. More details can be accessed on the website www.ynr.nic.in.