Karuna Trust

Help 10,000 kids out of child labour and poverty

Up to 60% of the children living in villages around Sangamner, Maharashtra are scavenging on streets, or labouring in factories or fields, rather than going to school. We want to turn this disgraceful statistic around and allow all children to access their rights to education and liberty.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (327461)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£10,121

Donations

48

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

  • Chaitali has thrived in class, showing progress in her reading and writing. Her confidence has really improved.

    — Reading Improvements Teacher

  • Chaitali has thrived in class, showing progress in her reading and writing. Her confidence has really improved.

    — Reading Improvements Teacher

Situation

Only 55-65% of children in the villages of Sangamner, Maharashtra are attending school. The root of the problem is poverty, where in Maharashtra, 27 million people live on less than 80p a day. Poor and uneducated parents do not always recognise the value in children, especially girls, attending school. Instead children are often kept away from school to bring extra income into the household through scavenging, or following their parents into work.

Solution

Education for all children is the only viable and sustainable long term path to escaping poverty. That is why our goal is to achieve 100% school attendance in each of the 150 villages we are working within. The solution must involve everyone: parents, communities, local government and schools. The aim will be achieved by providing a comprehensive, holistic Child Rights programme to organise, educate, train and empower all stakeholders.