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PROGRAMME FOR ERADICATION OF CHILD LABOUR
1. Background of the Organisation :
Inspired by the Nationwide call of Mahatma Gandhi March towards Village, Peoples Institute of
Rural Development - PIRD was established in the year 1983. PIRD is working for landless labour, poor farmers, child labour
& women groups related to rural development programmes. Campaign against child labour and education for child labour are
also our major programmes.
2. Facts about Child Labour :
We always compare children with flowers and butterflies because of their common
virtues like innocence, ever present freshness and tension free lifestyle. We do not differentiate between children and butterflies
as far as their playfulness is concerned. We also consider our children as future pillars of our Nation. But the reality is
stark opposite and very pathetic which will disturb any good hearted human of our society.
Presently, about 11 crores children of age group 9 to 14 , are working
as child labours. This makes 10% of our total population. All these children have missed out pleasant moments of their childhood
and ultimately they will remain away from the mainstream of social development. If we as a society ignore these facts and
neglect this situation, it may prove to be harmful to all of us.
3. Role of PIRD :
For the last 8 years, PIRD is taking various
innovative steps for prevention and eradication of child labour. The organisation has arranged different programmes like non-formal
education, Bridge course camp, Campaign for educational awareness, educational centre at village level and overall social
awareness, etc. for child labours. Though this approach has not proved to be very successful, it has definitely made at least
a partial impact on the overall campaign. After visualizing the gravity of the problem, it becomes absolutely necessary for
everyone to participate for the cause of total eradication of child labour. We are aware that the success of the programme
depends on every ones active participation. The main cause of the child labour is economical, though level of education and
social backwardness are also important factors. If we try to solve these problems, the rate of child labour will reduce by
50 percent. With this confidence, for the last three years we are conducting the programmes of educational awareness for eradication
of child labour.
4. Causes of Child Labour :
Problems faced by parents, social backwardness, illiteracy and dislike for schooling, etc. lead children to
become dropouts and consequently to take up child labour activities. In our country out of 11 crores child labours, almost
90% child labours work in agricultural field in rural areas. Child labour is preferred because it is easily available for
work at low wages. But due to this practice children do not get an opportunity to become knowledgeable which subsequently
misleads them in their future. Moreover, they do not get adequate chance to enjoy childhood and tension free life.
5. Aims and Objectives :
The school is the most suitable place for a child. School education is a basic right of every child. It is impossible
to have non-formal education and short term schools as remedial measures for child labour. Therefore, the organisation is
ready to implement the measures which will lead to 100% enrollment in Primary schools and avoid school dropouts. The organisation
aims at inculcating interest in children to attend school, to provide educational aids through educational centres to needy
and deserving children, to create congenial atmosphere for learning and to make the existing child labour literate and to
guide them in learning which will enable them to appear for examinations of std. IV and VII.
6. Location of Operation :
is being implemented in 50 villages of Latur, Parbhani, Osmanabad and Nanded districts of Marathwada division.
7. Nature of the Campaign :
eradicate child labour which is an integral part of Educational Awareness Programme, we plan to conduct sports, competitions,
street plays, entertainment programmes, etc. which will create an interest in children for schooling. The overall nature of
this campaign will be to contact and subsequently actively involve parents, social groups of women, volunteers, members of
the education committee from rural areas, teachers, at the village level. In addition to this, to run learning centres at
the village level, to provide educational kits to needy children, to inspect the educational committee in rural areas, to
organize training programmes for volunteers and other organizations, etc. will be undertaken.
8. An Appeal :
Education is an effective medium
to bring about social reforms in a person and in the society. Illiteracy leads to exploitation. Due to ignorance one has to
face injustice, harassment and related problems in the life. Hence, if one has to keep away from all these evils , the only
effective way is to educate oneself. The ultimate success of personal development, family development and National development
depends on education only. To date, our history reveals that the more a society is educated , the more is its development
and prosperity. Hence, to eradicate present and future child labour , we insist that all the children should get equal opportunity
of compulsory and free education.
real strength of Educational Awareness Programme, will be a helping hand from our society. A minimum of Rs.15000/- is necessary
to run an educational centre at village level or expenses of Rs.300/- per child. You may send your financial help to one or
more educational centres or bear the expenses of one or more students. Similarly, you may donate your used one but useful
books of Std. I to VII, partially used notebooks and other educational aids for this programme. Your generous contribution
to this programme would prove very beneficial to bring about educational awareness in the life of needy students. You may
send your donations in cash or in kind to Peoples Institute of Rural Development, Ahmadpur. To make this programme a success,
we earnestly appeal to you all, for valuable contribution towards this noble cause.
for communication; Peoples Institute of Rural Development
Karad Nagar, Nanded Road,
O. Box No. 1, P.O. Ahmadpur.
Dist. Latur, 413515
Phone No. (O) 91-2381-262339, ( R ) 262243
Fax No. 91-2381-263025
E mail : email@example.com,
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