In India, small groups of elected officials have legal authority in matters of child welfare with the purpose of protecting kids who may face danger. Child Welfare Committees (CWC) exist throughout India and often deal with difficult situations including removing children from harmful homes.
CERI trains professionals in global best practices to ensure quality services are provided to vulnerable kids and families. Training is not just an opportunity, but a turning point. By expanding the skills and knowledge of individuals, we are transforming child welfare systems beginning at the local level and beyond. In the northeastern state of Jharkhand, India, we are equipping newly elected CWC members as they directly impact the trajectories of vulnerable children.
Among the attendees of the training is Dhananjay Tiwari, of the Child Welfare Committee in Chatra, Jharkhand. Dhananjay understands the importance of Child Welfare Committees in safeguarding the welfare of children and was eager to learn effective practices to better serve his community.