#Good News: This Chennai NGO Uses Sarahah for a Good Cause


AWARE, an NGO that works on matters related to child sexual abuse (CSA), is using Sarahah to spread awareness.
AWARE, an NGO that works on matters related to child sexual abuse (CSA), is using Sarahah to spread awareness.(Photo Courtesy: Facebook/AWARE)

#Good News: This Chennai NGO Uses Sarahah for a Good Cause

If you are big on social media trends, then you must be on to the Sarahah bandwagon as well. While every other person is joining the site to post anonymous comments on another's profile, a Chennai-based NGO is using the anonymity to steer change.

AWARE, an NGO that works on matters related to child sexual abuse (CSA), is using Sarahah to encourage people towards posting CSA related questions anonymously. Through their programme Mission Save the Smiles, the organsiation hopes to spread awareness on CSA on all available social media platforms.

(Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Bharat Vijay Ramesh)

Their Sarahah page savethesmiles.sarahah.com has already received many queries, some of which as told to indiatimes.com are:

"Hello.. First of all kudos to this idea.. My question is from when can we educate our children about good touch and bad touch and how do we go about it"

"I have details of pedophiles, I want them to be punished but I do not have the evidence, what to do?"

"If I give you details of a pervert, will you take action?"

The AWARE team had used Sarahah for a week, before deciding to take their campaign on to the site.

Speaking to indiatimes.com, Mr Sandhiyan Thilagavathy said,

We understood that people hesitate to talk about it in open platforms and in person. Sarahah has an advantage of posting one’s query and experience anonymously, and hence our team saw it as an excellent tool to initiate dialogue with silent survivors and vigilantes.

Save The Smiles was initiated by the NGO on 19 November 2016-- on International Day for Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, as a means to educate and spread awareness on CSA among parents and children. The AWARE team has already utilised the tools available on WhatsApp, Facebook and other microblogging sites to further their reach to the maximum, and are now looking to achieve the same through Sarahah.

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