Toys donated to Social Welfare Board

Srinagar: A Non Governmental Organisation, Women’s Era Welfare Society, donated toys to J&K State Social Welfare Board (JKSSWB) for Crèche and Day Care Centres meant for children of very poor families, who require support and relief for childcare as their parents struggle to cope up with the burden of livelihood. 

These 694 Creche Centres have been established in 22 Districts of the State, where 17,500 children in the age group of 0-6 years are provided supplementary nutrition, as well as pre-primary education through play-way method.  The expenditure on the scheme is met by Central Social Welfare Board. There is, however, no provision under the scheme for purchase of toys. Chairperson JKSSWB Dr Prof Nirmal Gupta had appealed to donate toys for these lesser privileged children, at Social Welfare Board Offices, located at Old Secretariat Srinagar and Pragati Bhawan Rail Head Complex, Jammu. A dedicated bank account for receiving any donations for the cause has also been opened and the bank details are Account No: 0404040500008672, J&K Bank Old Secretariat, Srinagar IFSC Code: JKA0RTOSGR. Meanwhile, two days training course on women empowerment organized by J&K IMPA Srinagar concluded, where 40 newly engaged Women Counsellors working in Family Counselling Centres (FCCs) sponsored by JKSSWB participated. 

These FCCs have been setup to settle matrimonial cases and to provide counselling, referral and rehabilitation services to women who are in danger or affected by marital discords, disputes or maladjustments. The counselling at these 30 FCCs is provided free of cost. The Board in collaboration with SSB 47Bn. also launched a month long vocational training programme for livelihood generation in cutting tailoring and boutique at Tinda Mohalla, inside Dal Lake. 

The programme was launched by DIG, SSB, R.K. Bhumla, in presence of SDM Srinagar Dr. Hanief Balkhi and Executive Director & Secretary, Social Welfare Board, Aamir Ali.

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