As we enter the third decade of 21st century, the term “Protection” has indeed evolved with an all new meaning during the COVID-19 paradigm.
Protection is a collective responsibility that is initiated at the microcosmic level from every individual to the macrocosmic level i.e. involving nation states.
Protection has emerged as a global principle since the adoption of the principles of the UN World Summit in 2005.
The Responsibility to Protect, known as R2P, holds the international community accountable through the UN to utilize peaceful, humanitarian and diplomatic means of interaction in order to protect the fundamental rights of all global citizens in accordance with the UN charter.
Partnerships (WE Together)
Global Impact: On top of the tirade, we have collaborations with UN agencies and Regional Organizations to foster efficient and collective development among cross border organization.
National Impact: At the centre of the tirade lie the regional NGOs, district administration, state governments, volunteering units, Center for Research and Development, CSO, BSF, CSR- TATA, Cognizant, educational institutes (Universities and Schools, health facilities, policy think tanks, ministries, embassies, etc. as our partners.
Local Impact: Our partners for the R2P i.e. Right to Protection, are covered under the tirade structure of impact.
At the grassroots level, we have self-governing bodies like samitis, local NGOs, SHGs, Panchayats and Block Development Offices/cells, West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) which will safeguard children at the base of the structure.
Direct Intervention: Children are going through mental, physical, economic and social stress and more for a single parent living with mother and other siblings in extended families. It is, therefore, critical to support them.
We believe that “Every child has the right to grow up in a family.” The children who lost their parents and single parent must have the opportunity to stay with single parent family or in kinship care.
If an orphan child is not ready to be adopted by adoptive parents or not willing to stay in any shelter home then they should have the right to grow up in their family, to be cared for in his/her own family.
We, through our initiatives and global/national and state collaboration, pledge to protect such children and create a safe environment for all children in need of special care and attention.
We at The WE Foundation provide sponsorship for single orphan/orphan children who have lost either of their parent or both parents due to covid and living with extended families and in need of care and child protection to develop according to their due rights of children of Survival, Protection, Development, and Participation.
We provide supplementary nutrition, remedial education, and routine healthcare support to single orphans and orphans living with extended families or single parent during the covid pandemic.
Criteria for Selection of Children:
- Children, of the age of 0 to 18 years
- Children who have lost their single parents or both parents due to Covid-19.
- Children not been separated from the family, have minimum one legal guardian who will take care of the child.
- The total income of the family should not be more than INR 24,000 per year.
Covid-affected children aged below 18 years will learn to cope with the covid crisis or any other crisis, and live a sustainable and dignified life with their extended families.