A knowledge base is often eclipsed due to the conventional roles a person adheres in the society. An imperative attempt to retain the knowledge base through self evaluation, participation and inquiry can be considered as the newest form of empowerment process. Along with about 2,00,000 Neighbourhood groups all over the state, a similar yet distinctive methods have been used to mobilise and nurture childrens collective-Balasabha. The Sabhas are structured neighbourhood network of children. Each Sabha consist of 15 – 30 children in the age group of 6 – 18 years. The prime objective of constituting Balasabhas is to prevent inter-generational transmission of poverty through capability enhancement of children. Small Learning Groups for experimental and systematic learning, opportunities for understanding democratic process, participation in conserving environment, enabling children to unfold the intricacies of collectivisation are the basic focal points of Balasabha. 

Balasabha is set as the three tier system as NHG, ADS and CDS level.

 

Balasabha Structure

It is a collective attempt of children to ensure their participation in the democratic space at the local Government level and in their community. Small Learning Groups for experimental and systematic learning, opportunities for understanding democratic process, participation in conserving environment, enabling children to unfold the intricacies of collectivisation are the basic focal points of Balasabha. It aims to accomplish the following:

 

Balasabha - Major Programmes / Activities 2018-19

  • Capacity building program
  • Activities of Health and Hygiene
  • Skill development program
  • Creative campaigns
  • Balakrishi – Agriculture related activity
  • Establishing Bala Library
  • Program related to Animal rearing activity
  • Regular Balasabha meetings
  • Bala Panchayath Meeting
  • Bala Parliament – District and State level
  • Summer Camp
  • Formation of Souhruda Samiti at Panchayat and ward level(Support team)
  • Carrier guidance for students

 

Peer Group Program Reports

Ernakulam and Alappuzha
Pathanamthitta and Kottayam
Thrissur

 

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Circular - Balasabha Activities