Projects Initiated for Protecting Child Rights
Various NGOs and government organisations have taken the initiative to ensure child rights by creating novel projects that look into these matters and help provide a solution to the issues of unfortunate children who are subjected to various atrocities. Here are some examples of child labour projects and child right projects that create awareness in the minds of people and advocate child rights:
Aakar, Maharashtra (CRY-India):
This project has been initiated by Mr. Milind Shankar Arondekar who formed ‘Aakar’ in order to work towards the betterment of the sweeper community, homeless children and other marginalised child population. This project has made a difference in the lives of the underprivileged and has also expanded its reach in various parts of Mumbai. If you look at the statistics, about 335 families have benefitted from the various programmes initiated by ‘Aakar’.
Aakar is associated with CRY-India, an NGO that works for children and their rights. The various other initiatives by CRY are as follows:
- Chotte Kadam, Pragati ki Aur
- Mission Education
Teach to Lead, Teach for India:
This project concentrates on providing young graduates and professionals with teaching opportunities for two years and their sessions are conducted under resourced schools. This project is created in order to provide quality education that is lacking in the Indian education system and to eradicate the flaws and inequality present in the system. This project is prevalent in five cosmopolitan cities of the country, i.e., Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and Hyderabad.
Second Chance, Pratham:
Pratham was established in the year 1994 and is an NGO dedicated to advocating child rights. This organisation provides education to children living and surviving in the slums.
‘Second Chance’ is a programme initiated by Pratham that provides dropout girl/women students with an opportunity to renew and complete their schooling an education which shall help them acquire skills for employment. This programme targets young girls and women so that they can break away from the discriminatory behaviour towards them.