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Last year, we rescued nearly 5,000 children from work and also enrolled over 11,000 children in formal schools across India.

Who We Are

The Pratham Council for Vulnerable Children (PCVC) was born in April 2001 to reach out to the most vulnerable, unreached children. The idea was to withdraw them from their exploitative conditions and ensure their proper rehabilitation in family, school and society.

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Meeting with Police Department - Mumbai

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Pratham Council for Vulnerable Children (PCVC) has working been working closely over the years with the Police Department on the eradication of Child Labour and Child Begging. The tireless efforts from both the front have resulted in mass raids and rescues of these children across Mumbai. To further this momentum, recently PCVC gave a presentation on this issue on 6th April, 2015 to around 250 Police Officers from 93 Police Stations across Mumbai. This was followed by an interactive discussion with all present.

The meeting was headed by the Mumbai Police Commissioner, Mr. Rakesh Maria who reviewed all cases of child labour and child begging rescues over the last one month. His support in this cause has helped push this campaign to a new level where active support and participation has been garnered from all parties involved in this process – Police, Special Juvenile Police Aid Unit and Pratham.

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Career Guidance and Counselling Workshop for Children in Conflict with Law

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Pratham Council for Vulnerable Children (PCVC) along with the Mumbai Police and Pratham Arora Center of Education (PACE) held a Counselling cum Career Guidance Workshop for Children in Conflict with Law at Shivaji Nagar on 7th February, 2015. Close to 150 children and parents attended this workshop to understand various education, employment and career opportunities available at PACE centers across India.

occasion was graced by the presence of Mr. Praveen Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Enforcement), Ms. Farida Lambay, Co-founder Trustee, Pratham, Mr. Rajesh Thokle, Director, Pratham Infotech Foundation, Mr. Sanjay Lokhande, from PACE,

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319 Child Labourers Rescued in Hyderabad..

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We at PCVC have always believed that the best place for children to grow and have a safe childhood is with their families in their homes. This way, their best interests are taken care of and they can lead a carefree childhood. But most often than not, children are sent away from their homes for work and to earn money to supplement their family income. Many children are forced into becoming child labourers jeopardizing their lives, innocence and childhood.

We have been working for years to eliminate this social evil and have succeeded yet again in our endeavor by rescuing 319 child labourers in Hyderabad.

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'Our Girls Our Pride' campaign inauguration across 7 cities in India

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Uttarakhand (Rudraprayag) : On Thursday, 07th August, 2014, the Rudraprayag district witnessed the inauguration celebration of the ‘Our Girls Our Pride’ campaign initiated by Pratham Council for Vulnerable Children in partnership with NDTV-Vedanta foundation. The program saw the participation of 20 girls along with their parents. With the start of the new academic year, the children look forward to learning and being actively involved in all school work. The girls come from across villages in the Augustyamuni block. These vulnerable and deserving children are enrolled in government and private schools nearest to their homes. 71 girls have been enrolled under this program from two blocks in Uttarakhand - Ukhimath & Augustyamani of Rudraprayag District.

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