Child Rights Fellowship 2022: Applications invited for second cohort, batch to begin from March

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Updated on Jan 4, 2022 14:18 IST

The one-year Fellowship is open for post-graduates with one year of work experience or graduates with 3 years of work experience, and who are aged 30 or below as of March 1, 2022.

Ashoka University and Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights is now inviting applications for the second cohort of Child Rights Fellowship (CRF) set to begin in March 2022. Candidates must note that the last date to apply is January 10, 2022. 

In a year-long Fellowship, selected candidates would work closely with DCPCR, Government stakeholders, and departments of the district administration to debottleneck implementation, drive accountability, and efficiency in the protection of Child Rights. Each Fellow will receive a monthly remuneration of Rs. 50,000, inclusive of communication costs and office expenses. 

The one-year Fellowship is open for post-graduates with one year of work experience or graduates with 3 years of work experience, and who are aged 30 or below as of March 1, 2022. While candidates irrespective of residence, gender, religion, and caste are encouraged to apply, proficiency in Hindi and English as well as willingness to reside in Delhi during the Fellowship period is essential.

The fellowship was launched in 2021, has been instrumental in transforming the lives of children in the areas of education, health & nutrition, and juvenile justice. Reading Campaign, one of the flagship projects of Child Rights Fellowship in 2021, focused on achieving sustained learning outcomes for the students in Delhi's Children Homes. The pedagogical intervention was undertaken with 500+ children where an improvement in the learning levels of children was nearly three times with respect to foundational literacy and numeracy. In light of the successful outcomes achieved in the pilot program, the campaign is now being scaled across 90+ Child Care Institutions, impacting the lives of 4000+ children. Around 5-10 young professionals will have a platform to work on child rights reforms, policy implementation, and government stakeholder engagement as part of the second cohort. 

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