An estimated 158 million children aged 5-14 are engaged in child labour - one in six children in the world. Millions of children are engaged in hazardous situations or conditions, such as working in mines, working with chemicals and pesticides in agriculture or working with dangerous machinery. They are everywhere but invisible, toiling as domestic servants in homes, labouring behind the walls of workshops, hidden from view in plantations. In Sub-Saharan Africa around one in three children are engaged in child labour, representing 69 million children. In South Asia, another 44 million are engaged in child labour. Children living in the poorest households and in rural areas are most likely to be engaged in child labour. Those burdened with household chores are overwhelmingly girls.  Labour often interferes with children’s education. Ensuring that all children go to school and that their education is of good quality are keys to preventing child labour.

“Educate a man, you educate one person, educate a woman, you educate a complete family.”

 

Reports estimate that more than 50 percent of girls in India fail to enroll in school and those who do are likely to drop out by the age of 12. Millions of girls who work as domestic servants are especially vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. As in a series of other aspects, the girl child is also discriminated against extensively in the right to education, even basic at times.

 

Lack of education denies the girl child, the knowledge and skills needed to advance their status. Education enables the child to realize her full potential, to think, question and judge independently; to be a wise decision-maker, develop civic sense and learn to respect, love his fellow human beings and to be a good citizen.

Initiatives

In 1994, the Government of India passed a universal female education bill that offers parents incentives for access and punishment for keeping a girl out of school.

In another important initiative, the government also announced free and reduced cost education for girls. The program has been designed with the aim to offer free education at high school level to all girls of single child families.

 

Campaign of Educational Empowerment

GYANPUNJ EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY contributing its best effort in educational empowerment through various platforms;

√       FREE Education to financially weak students

√       Sponsorship to many deserving candidates for regular education,

√       Scholarships to Meritorious school & college students

√       FREE Computer Courses to helpless

√       Job Oriented professional courses at nominal fees to financially weak at GYANPUNJ COMPUTER CENTER

√       FREE Career Counselling

√       YOUNG TECHNOCRATS (IT Quiz Contest) – An IT Awareness Campaign for school students

 

Education – The Right to Learn

 

 

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