Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies.
Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Childhood, the most beautiful period of human life between infancy and youth, has its own secrets and mysteries. It is a phase when an ice-cream is our first luxury, having lots of happiness wrapped up in it.
The sweet childish days; when the colors are brighter, the air is cooler and the morning is more fragrant than at any other age.
If this world is like a garden, children are like roses, tulips and sunflowers in it. Indeed, their laughter is like a melody, and their voice is like some bird’s song. Sun shines when they smile and the stars don’t twinkle when they are sad. They are not to be used and abused. They are love statues who need to be loved and cared.
In this world where everyone thinks only about his/her own future, Konpal is one of those societies working purely for children to translate their dreams into reality.
Konpal Child Abuse Prevention Society is an NGO working against all forms of child abuse. It comprises child rights activists who share the common vision of a society free of child abuse, with zero tolerance against child sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation, involvement of children in hazardous occupation, armed conflicts and violence.
A society for children:
Children are a gift of Allah Almighty. They are the essence of life. They want someone to make theirs wishes come true. Konpal is working against any act which directly or indirectly harms the children. Child abuse can be of any type physical, sexual, emotional or neglect. Konpal raises voice against all to save children.
“Konpal” means a newly sprouted bud that is small, tender, delicate and capable of becoming a flower, a leaf or a branch. They believe that “Protecting children means saving our future”. Konpal Caps is committed to raise awareness among all stakeholders through various advocacy programs by making use of modern mass media technologies.
Acting upon a saying “You can’t help everyone but you can help someone”, Konpal is providing different services for children. Some of which are listed below:
- Awareness and Advocacy
- Skill Development / Capacity Building Training
- Hospital Child Protection Committee (HCPC)
- Medical Support
- Legal Support
- Counseling and Psychological Support
It has done a lot of admirable work for children to make them an active part of society. It is engaged in multiple activities to fight against child abuse:
- Organizing seminars against child abuse to aware people.
- Arranging different awareness raising, creative and recreational events to engage children in healthy activities.
- Organizing relief camps for flood victims.
- Visiting under-privileged areas and far flung villages to raise awareness in rural population and uneducated parents.
Konpal Caps joins global campaign of activism for prevention of child abuse every year by celebrating Children’s Week followed by an annual Walk on Children Rights Protection around Mazar-e-Quaid Karachi.
It is committed to raise awareness among all stakeholders through various advocacy programs by making use of modern mass media technologies.
Aims and Targets:
Children live in a world of fantasy with Cinderella and Sleeping beauty.They visit skies and depths of oceans in their imagination. Konpal just wants to give a cheerful childhood to these little dreamers.
This society started work by keeping in mind that,
We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.
Address: House no. 4–N Block 6, PECHS, Karachi – 75400, Pakistan.
Phone: (92-21) 3455-2220
Written By: Umme HaniTags: awareness, child abuse, child abuse prevention society, flame, hope for street children, konpal, revolution, street children, street children campaign, Umme Hani