PCVC started its program in 2002 in the city of Surat by setting up educational activities to mainstream out-of school children into school. While conducting these activities from 2002 to 2004, we discovered that child labour was widespread in Surat’s textile industry and children were working in extremely exploitative conditions. PCVC Gujarat started in Surat to address the needs of these vulnerable children. Gradually we approached the Labour Department and started rescuing children from hazardous working conditions.
At present PCVC Gujarat works with working and vulnerable children in the cities of Surat, Rajkot, Ahmedabad and Vadodara and in 2 rural districts of Gujarat. The programs include rescuing children from child labour, repatriating them and provided them with education activities to mainstream them in school.
2015-16 Coverage: 14,139 children covered across Surat City and Kaprada & Kandla Blocks
- Education Program
- Rescue Program
- Prevention Program
- Child Rights Desk Program
- School Follow Up Program
- Awareness activities
- Child Rights & RTE awareness sessions
Office address: 12/Shivshakti society, Bhathena, Near Tara Vidyalaya, Surat – 394210