Getting children out of school and to school by Rekha Wazir, MV foundation.


The study material published by Mamidipudi Venkatarangaiya foundation Andhra Pradesh towards twin problems of child labour and illiteracy. It is started in 1991. The programme has expanded to over 500 out of 500 villages 400 villages have children in the age group of 5-11 years. Nearly 1, 50,000 children have been enrolled and retained in school. More than 4000 bonded labours have been released and 168 villages are now child labour free. The main objectives of this study are: 1.All children must attend formal full time day schools. 2. Any child out of school is considered as a child labour. All work/labour is hazardous and harms the overall growth and development of the child. 3. There must e total abolition of child labour and any justification perpetuating the existence of child labour must be condemned. Study observed that the wage ration was computed for each region including all children. The ration was the lowest for potential impact to local efforts linking together in a movement against child labour and in favour of universal education can be quite significant.

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