Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia

 
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Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia

Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia
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Meet Maya

Meet Maya
Maya worked long hours weaving carpets before GoodWeave rescued her and restored her childhood. She is now a diligent student at Hamro Ghar, GoodWeave's rehabilitation center. Maya is among 3,700 children GoodWeave has rescued from exploitative work, and nearly 11,000 children to receive an education with GoodWeave's support. (view small | med | large | orig)

From Carpet Loom to Classroom

From Carpet Loom to Classroom
GoodWeave gives children the chance to sit in a classroom rather than on a carpet loom. This girl, once a carpet slave, now sits in one of the most prestigious schools in Nepal. (view small | med | large | orig)

Ending the Cycle

Ending the Cycle
GoodWeave works to end child labor before it begins through programs like daycare for weavers’ children. This daycare center in Nepal enables parents to focus on their craft, while their kids play and learn in a healthy environment. (view small | med | large | orig)

Boy Weaver

Boy Weaver
Children as young as 4 years-old are made to work on looms, resulting in irreparable physical harm including spinal deformities. (view small | med | large | orig)

The Power of Playtime

The Power of Playtime
Chameli and friends play outside the Hamro Ghar (meaning "our home") rescue center. Many of these children have never been on a playground before. (view small | med | large | orig)

Raise Your Hand

Raise Your Hand
More than 60 percent of girls in Uttar Pradesh drop out of school before completing fifth grade, as is the case in many other Indian states. Community-based programs, made possible by GoodWeave with donations from GlobalGiving and others, provide free education, along with books and uniforms, to girls rescued from carpet work. (view small | med | large | orig)

Carpet Kids

Carpet Kids
We celebrated World Day Against Child Labor at our Kathmandu home for rescued "carpet kids" with a talent show. Project beneficiaries got to sing, dance, play with new friends in short, be kids. (view small | med | large | orig)

Former child laborers Sanju Maya and Maya.

Former child laborers Sanju Maya and Maya.
Photo from Progress Report 'This project may be ending, but our work is not.' (view small | med | large | orig)

Children play at GoodWeave's rehabilitation center

Children play at GoodWeave's rehabilitation center
Photo from Progress Report 'This project may be ending, but our work is not.' (view small | med | large | orig)

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Thanks to 99 donors like you, a total of $15,961 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

GoodWeave USA

Washington, DC, United States
http://www.goodweave.org/

Project Leader

Nina Smith

GoodWeave Executive Director
Washington, DC United States

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