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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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streets & signals 132 children have currently been enrolled in Municipal schools across Mumbai

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Since its inception in Mumbai, Pratham has completed 20 years in the field of education. As the Child Protection Wing, Pratham Council for Vulnerable Children (PCVC), along with the Department of Labour, Education, Police, Juvenile Aid Police Unit (JAPU), Ministry of Women and Child Welfare, initiated a Task Force in Mumbai to activate raid and rescue operations for child labourers in the city freeing around 50,000 children from work till date. We work in the source and receiving states such as Gujarat, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.

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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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