CAP desk is a peer to peer support program to support children in distress through friendly telephonic interactions. This is based on the Kutty Desk model which was successfully initiated jointly by Student Police Cadets Program and Our Responsibility to Children during the initial phase of the lockdown. 4700 children had already been supported through this unique initiative.
A pool of 15 smart children from each police district ,consisting of senior student police cadets and children participating in ORC program will be specially trained and enabled for the functioning of the CAP Desk. Details of children in need of companionship and emotional support will be carefully assigned to the CAP Desk child volunteers. They will encourage their peers in distress to speak and will listen to their worries in a compassionate and reassuring manner. They will motivate children facing stress to engage in productive activities, learning activities and games, without violating the COVID protocols. The CAP desk volunteers will also make follow-up calls to their friends assigned to them at regular intervals.