Objective- Provision of opportunities including non-formal education, vocational training, etc, to working children to facilitate their entry /re-entry into mainstream education in cases where they have either not attended any learning system or where for some reasons their education has been discontinued with a view to preventing their continued or future exploitation.
Target Group- The programme will lend support to projects in urban areas, not already being covered by the existing schemes of the Ministry of Labour, which provide support for the wholesome development of child workers and potential child workers especially those who have none or ineffective family support such as children of slum/pavement dwellers/ drug addicts, children living on railway platforms/along railway lines, children working in shops, dhabas, mechanic shops etc., children engaged as domestic workers, children whose parents are in jail, children of migrant labourers/sex workers, leprosy patients etc.
The programme will focus on measures such as
- Facilitating introduction to return to the mainstream education system as children at study are not children at work,
- Counselling to parents, heads od families, relatives of the targeted children so as to prevent their expolitation, and
- Give vocational training wherever necessary
The programme will be implemented through composite centre for providing any/all activities as indicated above.
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