Children in charge

Shishu Jagat (Children’s World) is a network of grassroots-level organizations working with children at risk. It aims to empower children to carry out action and development programmes in their own communities. The CRS centres in the neighbouring areas of Basanti Devi Colony and Sukantanagar have a Shishu Jagat programme that is very active. Previous news items have covered a range of their activities including environmental awareness and tree planting, a summer camp focused on arts and creativity, the Raksha Bandhan sibling celebration, and an event on International Literacy Day. This month, Shishu Jagat members worked in groups to create a wall magazine for their school. They designed large posters featuring series’ of drawings to tell stories and communicate messages to those with lower levels of literacy.