Training the Trainers

At an International Workshop, Directors of CDK Associate organisations came together to present the status of CDK in their area. The workshop held on 18-19 November 2014 in New Delhi, India witnessed the coming together of the Directors of almost 20 organisations from India and abroad. The workshop witnessed capacity building sessions by Mr.Amit Arulanantham & Mr.Osborne from Childhope, UK where participants learnt and chalked out new strategies to take CDK to the unreached. The discussions during the days reverberated on CDK’s journey so far, challenges faced & ways to address them and the need for extending the scope of CDK to more areas.
Ms. Rita Panicker, Executive Director, Butterflies shared children’s understanding of CDK revealed at the recently concluded International Workshop on CDK and emphasised on the need of for personality development, life skills training and inculcating democratic values in children.
The Directors made presentations on the status of CDK in their respective areas, and deliberated upon expansion plans, mainstreaming of non-school going children, efforts to check substance abuse and gambling. Topics like the need for sharing of learnings and improving CDK’s visibility through Social & Traditional Media were also discussed.
It was argued that there was still scope for CDK’s expansion through existing associates whose total outreach covered 35,000 children whereas the current CDK membership stood at only 13,229 members.
The 2 day workshop concluded with a renewed commitment towards the further consolidation, expansion and development of Children’s Development Khazana.

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