More than 200 million children worldwide are still working as child laborers and a staggering 115 million at least, are subject to its worst forms. As per the National Census 2011, there are close to 10.1 million child laborers in India, in the age group of 5 to 14 years.
About 1.4 million child laborers in India in the age group of 7-14 years can’t write their names.
This means one in three child laborers in the above age group is illiterate. This is the grim reality of children who work for more than six months in a year. Even for children who support the family economy by working for less than six months in a year, which is very common in a country like India, the situation is equally, if not more, worse. A shocking 2 million of these marginal workers have compromised their education as well.
However, only ‘rescuing’ children, often will not help. What is required is addressing the reasons that force children to work. Children work mainly to help their families because the adults do not have appropriate employment and adequate income. Children also work because there is a demand for cheap labor in the market. When children are forced to work long hours their ability to get adequate nourishment and to attend school is limited, suppress them from gaining an education.
Our Ultimate Solution:
Bring them back to the society and educate them. Make those children as a respectful person with roles and responsibilities.
We scrutinize such deserving needy students and fund them under SeedReaps providing them with the following essentials.
- Identify and prioritize the needy’s / victim’s psychological problems like fear, anxiety, nervousness, self-blame, anger, shame, dangers, and provide their needs.
- Give Effective Referrals and educate them on how to communicate effectively with society.
- Help victims to brainstorm and build effective support.
“Do not educate children to be rich educate them to be happy”