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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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“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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Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award

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The Indira Gandhi Memorial Award function hosted by the Mumbai Congress League was a very proud moment for Pratham. Ms. Farida Lamaby, Co- Founder and Executive Secretary of the Pratham Mumbai Education Initiativewas felicitated by this award for her exemplary contribution in the field of Education and Child Rights. This award recognises those individuals who have excelled and made a positive and transformative difference in their respective fields of interest and work. Among the others who received the award were the International athlete Ms. Kavita Raut, first Woman editor of the Marathi daily Punyanagri Ms. Rahi Bhide, Ms. Juhi Chawla, Mr. Nawazuddin Siddique, Industrialist Megha Phansalkar and author Kavita Mahajan.

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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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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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June 12: World Day Against Child Labour - A short clip





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