Education
 India
Project #22882

Building a future for Brick Kiln children in India

by Karuna Trust
Vetted

Summary

This project helps 741 children who live in the open-air brick factories of Maharashtra, India to break out of the vicious cycle of poverty and illiteracy by accessing and benefiting from mainstream education through providing classes and activities from birth to age 14 alongside support for their parents.
$34,158.00
total goal
$33,888.00
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

Families who work in the brick kilns of Thane are frequently debt-bonded to the backbreaking work of making bricks by hand. Due to poverty, they are often forced to take out loans for basic essentials from brick kiln owners which they then pay back by working for free until the debt is cleared. This can take several years and often they are forced further into debt, which can be passed onto the next generation. Children are often unhealthy and inadequately nourished, uneducated, and exploited.

Solution

The project works to uplift and develop the whole community, as without this the lives of children cannot be improved. Activities include :Non-formal early years childhood education classes to support children aged 0-6 in language development and socialisation; workshops in villages and brick kiln sites will promote the education of girls; Non-formal education classes will support school age children in key subjects, including basic computer literacy, particularly supporting girls aged 11-14.

Long-Term Impact

Without support, the children of brick kiln workersremain trapped in the poverty cycle of illiteracy, child-labour, child-marriage, abuse and ill-health, into which they have been born. With this project, each child can access education, proper healthcare and recreation to enable them to have a childhood free from child-labour and the opportunity to complete their education, breaking the cycle of suffering and exploitation that traps their families.

Resources

http:/​/​www.karuna.org/​

Organization Information

Karuna Trust

Location: London, England - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.karuna.org/​
Project Leader:
Lizzie Guinness
London, England United Kingdom

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