Manav Sansadhan Evam Mahila Vikas Sansthan - Kamlahan-Khadarawan School

Project Brief: Kamlahan-Khadarawan school- Currently funded by Asha SD
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children who are working (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: San Diego
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Amy Huff Shah
Project Partner(s): Bhanuja Lal
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , 128, Shivdaspur, Lahartara, Varanasi-221002 U.P. India,,Khadarawan- Phattupur,
UTTAR PRADESH  221002
Tel: 0542-2372191
Stewarding Chapter: San Diego
Dec 2011San DiegoUSD 2000
Sep 2011San DiegoUSD 2000
Dec 2010San DiegoUSD 2000
Aug 2010San DiegoUSD 2000
Nov 2009San DiegoUSD 2000
May 2009San DiegoUSD 2000
Apr 2009Silicon ValleyUSD 2200
Apr 2009Penn StateUSD 2200
Sep 2007Silicon ValleyUSD 2200
Oct 2006Penn StateUSD 1400
May 2006Penn StateUSD 3000
Oct 2005Penn StateUSD 500
May 2005Penn StateUSD 919
Feb 2005Penn StateUSD 3000

Total = $27419

The Kamlahan-Khadarawan school is a school for 50 freed or potential child laborers. The education at the school includes vocational training as well as preparing students to enter state schools.
Short Term:
1. To remove 50 children from bonded labor in the village of Khadharawn-Phattupur
2. To place these children into a fully functional school
3. To prepare these children for the 5th grade level official examination so they can enter the state schools
4. Bring awareness to families in bonded labors regarding their exploitation by money lenders

Long Term:
1. To eradicate bonded labor from the Badohi and Varnasi Districts (eleven villages)
2. To provide proper funding for all eleven schools
3. To create gradual but profound change of the perception of debt bondage in these districts

Over the past 4 years, with support from ASHA for education, MSEMVS has shown how creation of community-based schools, removing children from forced labour, can be the catalyst for whole communities to emerge out of bonded labor, a form of slavery. In Bhadohi, Varanasi and Chandaully Districts of U.P., MSEMVS now runs 11 schools in communities selected for a comprehensive intervention against bonded labor. In 49 villages, including these 11, Community Vigilance Committees are linked together and are developing as a strong social movement for human rights in this area at the heart of north India’s carpet-producing belt.