The Work An Hour 2007 Challenge.

Shivani is 7 yrs old. Her parents are agricultural laborers in Jhumritalaiya, in erstwhile Bihar. They struggle to make ends meet as they are not paid even 50% of the …

Bal Vikas Bank (Child Development Bank)

Bal Vikas Bank(as called in India) or The Children’s Development Bank (as referred internationally) is an innovative concept conceptualized and initiated by the global NGO Butterflies, as a vehicle to …

A formidable challenge?

August 15, 1947. Freedom. India was finally free from the long and dark era of the British rule. There was great hope for a new and prosperous India and the …

Disaster, Displacement and Child Labor.

There are often assumptions made that child labor is a demon created by the ‘attitude’ of parents and ignorance. But, is that all to it ? Now, lets assume that …

Zakir Hussain Award

Asha for Education (“Asha”), received the Dr. Zakir Hussain Award in Cleveland, Ohio on July 28th. Presented at the Aligarh Alumni Association annual meeting, the award is given each year …

Sacrifice?

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Damage once done…

Child labor (in general, child abuse or exploitation) is an extremely complicated subject. The causes are many, so are the effects. It goes well beyond one’s imagination to realize how …

Together We Can Reach The Goal

I think many of my friends have already written about child labour, its cause and effect. What I would wish to focus is the problem of school drop outs and …

Are we sleeping?

When we think of child labor, visions of children working in brick kilns, silk factories, restaurants, farms, tea and coffee estates spring to mind. While those definitely constitute child labor, …