Rural Institute for Development Education (RIDE) are seeking to raise funds of IR 243,600 to successfully carry out a follow up program to support children recently released from labour in the Kanchipuram district in Tamil Nadu. This follows a two year child labour eradication program ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place completed by RIDE between 2008 And 2011, which successfully saw the release of over 500 children working in stone quarries and allied industries.
In order to ensure the continued education and wellbeing of these children we have devised a follow up project entitled ‘Love to Learn 300’ and are seeking funds to support a 12 month project. Through this relief and rehabilitation program we intend to reach out to 300 (200 of the original 500 released are now out of the scope of the project for a number of reasons) released labour children to ensure retention in the government schools and provide continuity of care through supporting their ongoing educational, health and wellbeing needs. This will be addressed through monthly day camps as well as a daily after school club, providing the children with a place to interact and learn, feel safe and to get adult support and guidance. But most importantly to keep them safe from the influences which may see them return to their old lives of exploitation and neglect.
Through betterplace.org we are initially looking to raise funds to pay for the first month of the project which totals 310 Euros. We are looking to commence the project in May 2012 in advance of the new school year which begins in June. We are aiming to have at least 6 months funds secured by the beginning of May in order to commence the project.
The 'Love to Learn 300' project is based on RIDE’s experience of nearly 25 years working in the field of child labour eradication and direct learning from the most recent projects. The nature and scope of the proposed project are as a result of feedback from village coordinators and teachers, as well as the direct observation of RIDE representatives.
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