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Positive outcomes for the youth at risk

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, Mar 24 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Director-General of Police Swaranjit Sen today stated that the police personnel in the state would be made to involve in human development activities apart from policing, so that the force could become an instrument of change.

Speaking at a function organised by Child and police (CAP) project and South Asia Regional Initiative for Equity (SARI/Q), an initiative of the USAID to celebrate the transformation and triumph of 240 girls and 140 boys from the disadvantaged groups, Mr Sen said since its inception, the CAP-SARI/Q program has successfully mobilized, trained and placed many difficult to reach youth at risk.

He said in the coming days this program would become one of the popular programmes in the country.

Referring to the police involvement in the programme, Mr Sen said when everyone was changing, police could not be an exception. He said already to some extent there is change in the attitude of the police and the public perception towards police in the recent years.

''We want to involve our personnel in several such activities so that police force can become a instrument change in many peoples lives who are at risk'', he added.

On the occasion, Mr Sen donated some amount to the CAP-SARI/Q and wished them the best their future endeavours. He also gave away certificates to some of the youth.

SARI/Q India Chief Helga Klein said that South Asian countries were facing an explosion in population growth, lagging way behind other developing countries in all aspects of human development, economic imbalances and poverty.

She said she was happy to see many young people at risk who were tranformed under the CAP-SARI/Q programme and were on the way towards a brighter future.

CAP project chairperson Nalini Gangadharan said the youth were trained in the field of Information Technology Enabled Services, Home Needs Services, Hospitality and Facilities Management and White Good Sales, repairs and servicing customer relation.

On the occasion, youth who were tranformed by the programme spoke about their experiences.


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