Rajasthan

Rajasthan

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History

The Rajasthan chapter of PCVC started in April 2005 when PCVC Surat shared a list of around 210 children working in the textile markets of Surat and belonging to Kumbhalgarh Block of Rajsamand District, Rajasthan. A rescue operation was organized and 53 working children were withdrawn from work and sent to Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan 6 month residential camp at Rajsamand for rehabilitation and enrolment in school. After the camp, all these children were mainstreamed in regular formal Government school nearby their native villages.

in dealing with child labour cases in Mumbai and Surat highlighted that majority of working children in the textile and leather industry were typically from certain regions of Rajasthan. Hence, we felt the need to address key issues pertaining to child labour and child rights in general – spreading awareness among the most backward regions, preventing new children from entering labour, and providing holistic rehabilitation to rescued child workers.

The Rajasthan program is now operational in 2 cities – Jaipur and Jodhpur – and 1 Block of Dungarpur District where we are running various educational activities, shelters, drop-in centres with a strong focus on advocacy to push for the implementation of the Right to Education.

2015-16 Coverage: 6,428 children covered across Jaipur City, Jodhpur City, and Dungarpur District.

Current Programs:

  • Education Program
  • Child Rights Awareness sessions
  • Rescue Program
  • Prevention Program
  • Child Rights Protection Desk cases solved
  • School Follow Up Program
  • Child Rights & RTE awareness sessions
  • Disability Program
  • Shelter / Community support programs