About Us

Having commenced in 2013 “Child Friendly Guwahati” is a focused civil society campaign to create a city wide movement of citizenry for children, especially those belongings to the marginalized section of the society to ensure their basic Rights to Survival, Protection, Development and Participation. The project envisages making Guwahati a Child Friendly City.

CFG was initiated as a Pilot Project with 5 Centers in Guwahati city. After the success of the Pilot phase, 35 CFG Centers were set up in different locations which were put under 7 Clusters. In these centers, the never enrolled/drop out children were given bridge course through playful learning methods. After a period of 9-12 months of Motivational classes in the centers, these children were mainstreamed back in formal schools. 2019 onwards instead of providing motivational classes, CFG started mainstreaming the never enrolled/ drop out children directly into government schools. CFG centers now referred to community spaces, space inside school campus etc. Tuition classes were conducted in these centers.

Presently CFG is working in 36 communities in Guwahati city where regular 3 hours tuition classes are provided to children from class 1-5 for strengthening their fundamental numerical and literary abilities by 36 social educators. Tuition classes are held in schools, clubs (free of cost) and in few places in rented rooms. MIS Database is maintained for 2436 CFG children studying in 261 Government schools. 36 Child Protection Committees are forming to look after the issues regarding protection and rights of children in the 36 areas of Child friendly Guwahati and 36 Children Parliaments are functional in 36 CFG communities. These are two main mechanism of child Friendly Guwahati. Rescue Department of Child Friendly Guwahati was initiated in 2014 to rescue and restore the children at risk. In collaboration with District Task Force (DTF), The Rescue Department has identifies 967 children in distress. 326 children under various vulnerable conditions have been rescued and restored so far.