I request you to Stop Child Labor in a largest slum in Guntur city through Child labor Eradication special school under National Child Labor project (NCLP) Guntur.
Swarnabharathinagar is one of the largest slum in Guntur city where approximately 12000 population living without any facilities. Most of the families came here from rural villages in search of employment. All families are doing daily wage works in agriculture, construction works, factories, mechanical, transport and domestic manual labor works. The income is very low and not sufficient. Each family consists of 4 to 8 members living together. Sometimes they are not having enough works and they felt famine situation. The children of these families are deprived as they don’t go to schools and go along with their parents for daily wage works to add income to their families. The children conditions are very pathetic, no growth and very weak and suffering with sickness. Employers’ likes to give works to the children to get good quality works with fewer wages and the parents of the children do not care for them and even not check their health even in serious conditions due to unavailability of public health centers in the area.
We started a child labor prevention Special school for abandoned child laborers in this slum in 2009 with the collaboration of Ministry of Labor, Government of India under National Child labor project. We identified about 200 out of school children in this slum and admitted 50 children. Government is providing nominal maintenance of the school for low remunerations for 3 teachers include one clerk and one ayah and providing low quality lunch and stipend of Rs.100/- for each child as compensation for attending school.
We are inculcating the habit of staying in class room and give them primary education along with vocational skill training to the children for 1 to 3 years period and later mainstream them to the further education. Every year we promote 10 to 15 children to the regular schools and to admit another 15 new identified children.
Unfortunately children are not interested to attend the school and going back to the works again. Therefore we wish to improve our standards by provide good nutritive food with medical care to the children to ensure their attendance in the classes. And also children needed good uniforms, and vocational material particularly 2 tailoring machines and one embroidery machine.
This project is monitor and execute by the president of the BASS and staff members of the school. Project Director and Felid staff of National Child labor Project, Guntur will regularly visits school every month and make record. The formed parents committees are always review the school running.
I humbly request you to kindly help the urgent needs of our abandoned children in the school.