What is Saccha Bachpan or 'True Childhood’?

The concept of ‘Saccha Bachpan’ or 'True Childhood', when defined in simple words, refers to one such child-friendly community where children up to the age of 18 years are given quality education, health facilities, nutritious food, enough opportunities for sports and entertainment along with a stage to share their thoughts and views so that elders can listen to them and understand them as well.

When it comes to the adivasi or tribal children, the deprivation is apparent. There are many of them who are deprived of basic education, health care, nutritious food and other things that make up a complete childhood. So, Vaagdhara Civil Society has been making efforts to uplift them and create a community where children are self-reliant, independent and can self-advocate their needs. For achieving this goal, the civil society has divided the implementation process into four important pillars.

The Four Major Pillars of ‘True Childhood’ are: