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  project name ~ SUK Preventing child labor

category ~ Community Empowerment

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

SUK Preventing child labor

  NGO

 

Samaj Unnayan Kendra

  Category

 

Community Empowerment

  District

 

South 24 Parganas

  State

 

West Bengal

  Budget Approved

 

$ 9000

 

  Year Approved

 

2006

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Lalit Deshmukh

 

Boise

 

  Caption

 

 

Child labor

 

  Summary

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

  Goals

 

 

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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