The crime incidence also disturbs and disorients the education of children in multiple ways. The nature of disorientation depends upon type and severity of the incidence, the age and demographics of the child and resilience of the child and the family. However there is prevalence of such children to either drop-out from school or show absenteeism and disinterest in education.
These behaviors occur due to sudden demise of the sole earner of the family resulting in insufficient funds and financial crisis situation, or the attack paralyzing the functioning of the whole family. The financial pressures may lead the children to get into child labor or at least take responsibility of the home front when their single parent is out at work. This unavailability of parental supervision and neglect affects their education along with the impact of crime incidence on their cognitive and emotional self. Some children also face stigmatization and bullying at educational institutes and in their community as well which results in their reluctance or avoidance towards schooling, education and social learning as well.
However children, being the future of the family are the hope to restore in long run for the family. DISHA believes that education can empower children of victim /child victim to take control of their life and take informed decisions. Education in the long run can make them self-reliant, financially capable, and aware to seek services to reduce crime impacts. Hence support is given to continue schooling of children by providing educational material, sponsoring some identified educational expenses, assisting in securing admission of needy children in residential schools etc. wealso provide assistance with financial support to get admission for vocational course (for children and adults) to develop and improve skills and employability.