AID - Alternative for India Development

Project Brief: NFE schools for children employed in carpet-weaving industry
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children who are working (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Silicon Valley
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Garima Bhatia
Project Partner(s): Sandeep Pandey
Other Contacts: Mr. Ramraj
Project Address: , No.1, VGN Nagar, Iyypanthangle , P.O. Kattupakkam,,Chennai,
Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Dec 1999Silicon ValleyUSD 3200
Dec 1998ChicagoUSD 2800
Dec 1998Silicon ValleyUSD 3200

Total = $9200

Alternative for India Development (AID)
NFE schools for children employed in carpet-weaving industry.
Basic education to about 400 young boys, aged 7 - 15, now sold into bonded labour (or virtual slavery) in the carpet manufacturing industry.
Providing recreation opportunity for carpet working children.
Raising health status of carpet working children.
Activation of existing formal schools of the government .
Raising of Parental awareness/education to 400 families of the working children on issues of literacy, child labour and health and local government programmes for prevention of
child labour .

Enable the parents to utilise local government resources to improve their life.
Campaign against the use of child labour in the carpet industry and this will contribute to the gradual elimination of the system.
The mission of the organisation is to empower the grassroots communities to decide and determine their own needs and development by themselves with the active participation of the deprived communities.