Social Justice, Empowerment & Welfare Department, South Sikkim



  • 27 children have been provided with Sponsorship and after care assistance of Rs. 24,000 per year.

  • The unit has handled 205 Child in need of care and protection cases (sexual abuse, child labor, physical abuse, child marriage, run away, missing cases and surrendered cases) till now.

  • The CWC and the DCPU has been successful in facilitating and monitoring 7 cases of Legal adoption done under the purview of CARA guidelines by Drishti, Specialized adoption Agency under the department.

  • SAAT (Students against abuse and trafficking) Club formed in 12 schools (Jorethang Sr.sec, Nandugoan sr.sec, Chisopani junior high school, Kaluk sr.sec, Lingchom sec, Tashiding sec, Okhrey sec, New sec Namchi, Kamrang sec school, Sanghanath sec,Namchi public school and Gayling sec school) of South-West district.

  • Mission Jyoti programme organized and conducted in collaboration with the South district Police in Jorethang (community level), Namchi Public school, Sanghanath sec school, New Sec school and Kamrang sec school)

  • Setting up of a Child friendly Counselling centre at the DCPU office in NMC building which is open not just for children who are victims of abuse but for children in general who feels the need of a space where they can express their issues and problems.

  • Carried out Swatcha Bharat Abhiyan campaign in the 12 Child care institutes of South-West district.

  •  Organized two editions of the Psychotherapeutic Counseling of children for the Counselors of the Child Care institutes.

  • Established convergence with the Nehru Yuva Kendra and its Youth clubs to identify Community volunteers to assist the unit in providing emergency relief and rehabilitation services to the victims of abuse at the village level. Have identified 7 Community volunteers from Sumbuk, Namthang, Sikip, Ravangla, Jorethang, Namchi and Salghari.

  • In house creative art and craft workshop has been introduced for the children rehabilitated in the Children’s homes of South district not just to provide certain skills to the children as a source of livelihood but also to serve as a therapy for the children. Through the first 3 day workshop that was held during the Diwali break, the children learnt to make greeting cards, bookmarks and dream catchers which they sold and earned Rs.13,000 which will be used to hold another workshop as such.

  • A five minute film based on the children’s right to express and be heard was made as a part of the sensitization activity which was launched on the occasion of Children’s day on 14th November in the social media platform.