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Last year, we rescued nearly 3,707 children from work and also out of school children enrolled over 3,927  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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ASER, 2016

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The Annual Status of Education Report is the largest citizen led survey conducted annually with children living in rural India. This survey has been conducted since the year 2005. ASER is facilitated by Pratham and is carried out by local organizations, colleges and DIETs. Today, Nationally we release the 11th edition of the ASER.

Every year, ASER measures and results are drawn on parameters such as whether children in rural India go to school, can they read simple text and can do basic arithmetic. All children in the age group of 3-16 years are surveyed from the population of the study and all children in the age group of 5-16 years are tested. The survey also consists of a visit to one government school in each sampled village. Since the implementation of the RTE Act in 2010, school visits in ASER have included indicators of compliance with those norms and standards specified in Right to Education Act that are easy to measure.

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“Celebrating (Dis) “Abilities”of children”

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Every Child is Special and Pratham’s journey of 20 long years has strived to reach out to the most vulnerable children.

Pratham with the vision to work with “Every child in School and Learning Well” has been engaged in working across the country with children living in disadvantaged communities.  Even among these children there are those who are especially vulnerable, at risk and therefore out of school.

Pratham covers over 1500 differently abled children annually through their outreach and educational programs. Out of these, 600 children appear for examinations under the Pratham NIOS (National Institute for Open Schooling) OBE (Open Basic Education) program which certifies them with a recognised degree. This provides them with opportunities to explore different career options.

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... and we touch the silver lining!!!

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When children are given an opportunity to learn, they blossom to their fullest potential! Proving exactly this, 53 children along with our support and their dedicated hardwork, have made us extremely proud! These children have been a part of various PCVC intervention programs, belonging to extremely vulnerable conditions.

38 girls from Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh, enrolled under our ‘Our Girls Our Pride’ have successfully cleared their SSC exams. The girls have outdone most of their classmates, receiving top scores. These girls when initially enrolled in the program, were mainly school drop-outs where parents could not afford their educational support.

In another joyous moment, 4 boys have cleared their SSC exams and, 11 boys their HSC exams with flying colours, scoring not less than Distinction and First Division. These boys have been with the PCVC residential shelter in Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh, since the last 5years. These boys rescued as child labourers came to the shelter as little children lost to the ways of the world. They were enrolled in schools, put in all their efforts and have done themselves and their families very proud.

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Committing to a strong partnership for Protection of children...

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The Senior Management of PCVC met  The Hon. Railway Minister of India, Mr. Suresh Prabhu on 6th May 2016. PCVC presented him with a report on the “The Status of Children on Indian Railways” which was undertaken by the entire PCVC team to understand the status of children on Indian railways spanning  63 railway stations across 17 states of the country. Also present at the meeting were the Inspector General, Railways, to help the team in further coordination. The Minister has extended complete support towards working for the cause of vulnerable children found on railways through his regional teams around India. PCVC is extremely thankful for this successful meet and promises to be back with more power packed action to save childhoods and provide children with a better future!

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