Handhold children who lost single parent to COVID-19, says NGO
Eight-year-old Sandeep and his three-year-old sister from Kesamnenipalli, close to Kaluvoya, in Nellore district had first lost their mom to COVID-19 after which their father, leaving them within the lurch.
The children have been since being taken care of by their uncle Ramasubbaiah, who was discovering the going powerful.
The State authorities’s choice to challenge Fixed Deposit (FD) bonds for ₹10 lakh every within the names of children under poverty line (BPL) who have lost their dad and mom to the dreaded virus has come as a giant aid.
“The decision of Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has given some hope to the children whose parents have succumbed to the virus,” Mr. Ramasubbaih stated whereas taking the FD bonds issued to the siblings by Nellore District Collector K.V.N. Chakradhar Babu.
The district administration has to date recognized 10 such children.
‘Adoption no solution’
Adoption of such children is probably not profitable going by the previous experiences. Children above the age of six haven’t been getting nicely with the adopted dad and mom. Hence, foster care has to be promoted in a giant manner to maintain such children by offering monetary assist on a month-to-month foundation to the quick relations and extra ration provide.
According to official sources, there are about 240 children in Nellore district who have lost both their father or mom, and their plight isn’t any completely different.
“Children hailing from such families should also be provided succour by the government in this hour of crisis,” stated N.V.S. Rammohan, director of HELP, a non-governmental organisation.
The authorities ought to organize for admission of such children within the State-run residential faculties, he stated.
Meanwhile, the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) of Prakasam district has stepped up its efforts to establish all such hapless children.
While seven children have lost each their dad and mom, 91 others lost a single parent within the district, in accordance to official sources.
Accommodation had been organized for a 11-year-old lady from Tripurantakam within the State-run Kasturba Gandhi Balikala Vidyalaya, stated CWC Chairperson Ch. Bharati. The lady’s father had abandoned her after her mom succumbed to COVID-19.
“Children are the most vulnerable during the pandemic times. This is also the time when hundreds of children drop out of school for various reasons. The partial curfew has forced many adolescent daughters and sons of migrant workers to go in search of work. Some of them become victims of sexual abuse when they go for work without accompanied by their parents,” Ms. Bharati stated.
“The CWC has begun a massive exercise in coordination with the officials of the Education and Police departments to identify all such children and join them preferably in the State-run residential schools so that they can study without any break,” she added.