Battle against Traffickers to help Teenagers-GPower

Published on March 12, 2015 16:51:51 PM
Child in Need Institute (CINI) an NGO and Accenture together launched GPower a mobile application to help teenage girls to fight against trafficking in villages of South 24 Parganas and Murshidabad districts.

"At the end of 2013, they have decided to conduct a survey of the educational programs for girls in South 24 Parganas and Murshidabad. At that time, they came to know about the vulnerability of the adolescent and teenage girls aged between 10-19," CINI's Assistant Director Indrani Bhattacharya said.

The app works in three stages first the Teachers or Community facilitators in the village are trained. They are given smartphones or tablets that have GPower installed in them. The information about the adolescent and teenage girls in the village is registered and using cloud-based technology the information is saved in the centralized servers.

The project was launched last year on March 2014 and was a huge success saving over 200 girls. But due to lack of funds the NGO has limited the project to 20 villages. In the next three years, the NGO has targeted to reach 100 villages of South 24 Parganas and Murshidabad districts.