ABOUT HUMARA BACHPAN
Humara Bachpan Trust (HBT) is a not-for profit organization advocating for safe and healthy living conditions with improved socio-economic status of communities living in poverty. It is led by children, youth and women who identify the issues, prioritize them and propose solutions to address those issues before the appropriate authorities. The focus of our work is creating an enabling built environment, public -civic engagements, community participation in urban and rural governance and empowerment through enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Humara Bachpan Trust works at par with the United Nation’s ‘New Urban Agenda’ for sustainable urbanization with children, youth and women to have their voices heard and make them active participants in planning and shaping their cities to socially smart cities.
To create a society that fosters active citizenry among people especially children, youth and women living in poverty.
To work with children and families from poor neighborhoods for creation of a safe and inclusive family friendly city.
To create a safe and healthy environment for the youth, women and children living in poverty.
Believe in the potential of every person in poverty to be a catalyst of change
To uphold communities in poverty by participatory decision making
Respect the views, opinion and privacy of people in poverty
Equality among all irrespective of their caste, creed, colour, sex and economic status
Integrity and ethics to be non-negotiable
Jyoti Prava Nayak
The story of 27 years old Jyoti from Kedarpalli slum is truly inspirational. Hailing from a Dalit community belonging to a family of manual scavengers, Jyoti fought all odds to become the first girl child to complete matriculation from her community. The basic needs of books, clothes or participation in school competitions was far from her reach due to their low financial status and being the fifth and youngest child it was extremely difficult for her. After completion of her matriculation she gave up studies to look for a job so that she would be able to lend a helping hand to her mother in managing the family. She did not want to end up working as domestic help like the women from her family and was determined to do something in which she could give back to the society.
She got associated with an organisation that was looking for girls with matriculation for surveys and there was no looking back thereafter. Meanwhile she completed her intermediate and was the inspiration for her own elder siblings to complete education. She supported her siblings in their education despite facing a lot of criticism from the society on how she was managing the livelihood of her family being a girl. Despite all odds she continued with her job. She got associated with HBT and became a peer leader. She has motivated girl children from her community to complete education and stand on their own feet. She has received self – defence training and encourages other girls on the importance of training. She was spotted by the Founder of HBT during one of her visits to her slum. Impressed with Jyoti’s leadership skills, she offered Jyoti to join HBT as a community mobiliser. She has also been nominated as the “Best Community Mobilizer” by HBT.
17 Years old Sradhanjali from OUAT Farm gate slum of Bhubaneswar, has shown outstanding leadership skills as a child leader. Sradhanjali joined HumaraBachpan in 2014 and motivated 35 children from her community to form a child club in their slum.
The surroundings in which she lived was typical of any slum with issues like unavailability of clean drinking water, lack of toilet facilities and practice of open defecation. There were no drainage facilities and the whole area was dumped with household garbage and waste products. There were no streetlights and hardly any space for children to play. With the formation of child club, the children under the leadership of Sradhanjali identified and prioritized the issues and presented those to the local authorities through Charter of Demands. Significant changes were brought about in her slum such as building of community toilets, repairing of non- functional tube wells, installation of streetlights and community dustbins.
Due to her outstanding leadership skills, Sradhanjali was selected to participate in the “Children and Youth Assembly” of World Urban Forum conference at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in February 2018. She has also been selected for the HumaraBachpan Fellowship and is currently pursuing Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Centurion University of Technology and Management. She is also one of the Trustees of HumaraBachpan Trust.
PROTECTION, DEVELOPMENT & EMPOWERMENT
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
HBT is going to implement its pilot project to create 1500 skilled and economically independent women from urban slums of Bhubaneswar through skills building and creating linkages..read more
HBT Is Joining Hands With Directorate Of Technical
Education & Training, Odisha
To focus on the needs on children, Girl & women, promote socioeconomic development & achieve gender equality, Humara Bachpan Our early childhood matters is joining hands with directorate of Technical Education& training, Odisha.read more
Child leaders conducted cities4kids audit to find the gaps in early childhood care.
Patrika Bhopal 27/April/2018
250 Child Leaders of Humara Bachpan Trust bring to light the appalling truth of the 62 operating Anganwaadis in Bhopal.