As a part of the webinar series “Perspectives in Development”, KSRM organized a talk for the students of MBA (RM) on 12th March, 2021.
The Speaker for the webinar was Mr. Sudarshan Suchi, Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children, India. He is a seasoned civil society leader with three decades of local to global experience in academics, development and corporate setting; and, an authority in participatory practices to empower communities to lead transformation. An alumnus of St. Stephens College, Delhi and Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex, UK, Mr Suchi has worked in leadership positions with eminent organisations like Reliance Foundation, Reliance Life Sciences, Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) and National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). Prior to joining Save the Children, Sudarshan was the Secretary General at SOS Children’s Villages of India. He also brings in grass-root experience from his association with NGOs like Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development (SPWD), Udyogini and Udayan Centre for Collaborative Learning.
The talk began by expectation mapping of the students from the webinar. Some of the issues that were raised by the students and later discussed were the issues and challenges with the children across the globe, initiative with respect to child abuse, emotional trauma is dealing with such issues, dealing with child rights or child abuse and linking children development with social development. Mr Suchi shared that the solutions should be addressed at the family and not just at children level. When it comes to child abuse one need to recognize what is it about, what is offensive and to consider their privacy, physical, mental and personal space. Likewise Mr. Suchi emphasized that when it comes to safety of the girl child, working with parents and family members is always effective. He also advised the students that one should have to participate in the community and take up social responsibilities to resolve any issues.