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  project name ~ SUK Preventing child labor

category ~ Community Empowerment




  Project Name


SUK Preventing child labor



Samaj Unnayan Kendra



Community Empowerment



South 24 Parganas



West Bengal

  Budget Approved


$ 9000


  Year Approved








  Chapter Coordinators


Lalit Deshmukh







Child labor





Due to acute poverty, most children in the villages of Mathurapur, South 24 Parganas (West Bengal) are forced to work in hazardous situations leading to maltreatment and exploitation. As a result they are severely malnourished and denied any education.

Samaj Unnayan Kendra, an NGO based in West Bengal, is aspiring to eliminate this condition with the help of a holistic, multi-pronged approach that involves the children, their parents and the overall community.

It has proposed a pilot project in two villages of this area (Dhanbhandarir Chak and Tikadarpara) where, over a period of 1 year, 100 children will be provided with basic education, mid-day meals and health care, their parents will be provided with vocational training and the overall community will be made more aware of the importance of childrens rights. Once the children complete the 1 year education provided by trained workers of SUK, SUK will help the children to transition into government schools so that they become a part of the mainstream education system.





Achievements to be listed here based on monthly reports from SUK.





Education/Health goals: Direct children into classrooms where they can learn, play, get health check-ups and nutritious meals. Economic goals: Vocational training for parents to substitute income of children Social goals: Increase awareness of children’s rights within community and children themselves with help of like-minded organizations. Organize sensitization programs for Local Political members, school teachers and other support groups to stop child labor, encourage enrolment in schools and not into labor force.



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