Media Collective for Child Rights (MCCR) announced media fellowships to highlight the impact of COVID19 on children in the state. MCCR is a network of editors, journalists, policymakers, child rights advocates and civil society groups to promote and advocates child rights in the state.
It is a fact that children are the most affected by any disaster or even a pandemic. It is imperative that children should have a major stake in the response and rehabilitation plan of COVID19 said Syam Sudheer Bandi, Communication Officer, UNICEF Office in Chhattisgarh. The fellowships this year aim to put children at the centre and ensure the impact of the pandemic on children is minimal. He added.
MCCR Fellowships will document and report the risks posed by the COVID-19 crisis especially to children and the steps being taken to ensure that children continue to learn, have access to nutritious food and hygienic environment and are protected. The fellowship will also highlight success stories and concerted steps taken by different stakeholders including community leaders, social influencers and civil society organisations for the wellbeing of children especially the most vulnerable.
MCCR fellowships are a step forward to ensure children and youth voices are heard and discussed in the public domain. Every year reporters and journalists through our fellowships are encouraged to write about issues and concerns related to children and young people. MCCR is a platform that strives to address the issues by constructive engagement with the various stakeholders. Said Narender Yadav, Team Leader, MCCR.
The fellowships were awarded to Deepankar Khobragade (Rajnandgaon), Dakshi Sahu (Durg), Rajesh Soni (Surajpur), Rajendra Sahu (Durg), Pappu Jaiswal (Koriya), Mukesh Nayak (Jashpur), Shripad Rai (Baikunthpur), Ashish Das (Bastar), Ajaj Khan (Jashpur), and Lekhram Sonwani (Durg).
Media Collective for Child Rights (MCCR) is a collective of journalists, reporters, civil society representatives, policymakers and influencers to promote and advocate for child rights in the state of Chhattisgarh. An initiative supported by UNICEF and CMSR Foundation was formed in
In the year 2016, MCCR strives to spread awareness, highlight, protect and promote child rights through meaningful and constructive engagement with all the relevant stakeholders.