गुरुवार, 4 अक्तूबर 2012
As you know, from the last 28 years , People’s Institute of Rural Development – PIRD (Grameen Vikas Lok Sanstha ) is working with rural people in Latur District of Maharashtra with prime focus in Watershed Development , Women Empowerment and Eradication of Child labour.
We believe that every child under the age of 14 years should spend their formative years only in the school and there is no alternative to formal education. It has been observed that 35% of the school drop outs in Latur district have been dropped out at or before 5th Std. PIRD runs Support classes not only for the drop out children but also who are about to drop out and we try to take these children in main stream. We intend to make these support classes more effective and impactful by joining hands with donors like you.
We have been given opportunity by GIVE INDIA for raising the necessary funds for this project through their website. You can support us by going to the http://www.giveindia.org/iGive-pirdlatur and donating Rs. 500 or in multiples of Rs.500.With an over helming support from donors like you, we can also get a chance to get encouraging donation from Give India.
If you can’t pay online, you can write a cheque in the name of GIVE INDIA. You will get the receipt for the same. You are also entitled to get Tax benefit under 80G. If you have any query or problem regarding this, Kindly contact us through email or phone. We are awaiting your positive reply.
Sincerely PIRD office team
Machhindra Gojame, president Narsinga Ghodke, Secretary
Details about our project on
Elimination of Childlabour Through Education
While working with farm labour during 1988-90 the organization exposed to the issue of Child Labour. When the trustee saw the children working as child or boned Labour in
agriculture, he could realize the intensity of this issue. Since children can be employed on
low wages and are vulnerable to exploitation, profit-seeking landowners prefer them to their adult counterparts. Poverty, lack of adequate schooling facilities, apathy towards
education formed some of the major causes forcing children to work. Moreover the lack
of social recognition to and sensitivity towards working children’s reality was more
appalling. Since 1988-89 we initiated sustained campaign to create social awareness
against child labour.
This project has been developed after a comprehensive thought process and by evolving a method that addresses problems at grassroots level. It aims to ensure lasting solution by involving participation of different stakeholders of the community through a focused approach on child motivation, empowerment of School education committee, supplementing formal education through village study centers initiated especially for former school dropouts and increasing the parents’ responsiveness towards their children.
The specific objectives are:
1. To promote enrolment of child laborers as well as children in formal primary education school.
2. To provide child laborers equal opportunities for formal school education and supplement formal education through village level study centers.
3. To strengthen school education committees on village level by building the capacities of their members.
4. To enhance awareness amongst parents about their children’s formal education.
5. To promote participation of children in decision making on issues concerning them.
6. To enhance dialogue and participation of the local Education Department officials, local Village Education Committee members, Gram Panchayat representatives, village school teachers and parents for improvement in quality of education and reduction of school dropouts.
7. To promote awareness of the local community regarding importance of education.
2. Specific expected results :
1. At least 400 erstwhile child labourers become literate
- 100 children would continue in main-stream education.
- Interest in formal education triggered amongst the child labourers and their parents.
- At least 50% of children would be exposed to computer literacy since each study centre would be equipped with computer (provided by TechMahindra and L&T InfoTech companies) and educational CD ROMs (provided by Azim Premji Foundation) and computer-based basic literacy packages (provided by Tata Consultancy Services).
- 10,000 families will be made aware about ill effects of child labour.
- Establishment of a study cum hobby centre at each village that supports formal school education.
- 100% enrolment of children in schools in the project area.
- 90% fall in number of children dropping out of school.
- Reduction in incidence of child labour from the project area.
10. Village Education Committee becoming active and responsible about the village school
Following are the monitoring indicators-
· Number of child labourers joining and continuing education in the village school.
· Nature of working of the village education committee.
· Number of school dropouts from the project villages.
· Number of child labourers originating from the project villages.
· Nature of participation of the Education department local officials and Gram Panchayat members regarding functioning of the village school.
· Number of decisions taken with children’s perspectives taken on board.
Following data and information would be recorded by PIRD during the project duration:
· Attendance record of children participating in village study centers.
· Daily diary maintained by the organizer cum teacher of the village study center.
· Syllabus Plan made for supplementing formal school teaching at the study center.
· Gradation test’s records of each child.
· Records of tests undertaken every two months and progress card of each child.
· Records of teaching learning aids developed and used at the village study center.
· Daily diary and monthly reports developed by the project team.
· Events’ register.
· Activities undertaken against the stipulated time schedule.
· School enrollment records of children.
· Extent of participation and involvement of the target group
· Field visit records.
· Records and photos of awareness campaigns undertaken
Responses reflected in the various components of the project
· Vehicle log-book.
· Resources utilized
· Studies / surveys / assessments undertaken in the project area by government or NGO.
1) 3. Activities necessary for achieving each result:
- Educational Awareness Campaign ( 1 day for every village)
- School Enrolment drive
- Village Study Centers
- Strengthening of Village Education Committee
- Dialogue with Education Department officials
- . Children get-togethers
- Mass awareness and information dissemination meets
- Capacity building of village study center organizer cum teacher
- Team work review meetings