Project #8633

Transform lives of 85 child laborers in India

by Health Education Adoption Rehabilitation Development Society (HEARDS)
Apr 16, 2013

Progress Report on Child Labor Rehabilitation

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Children group photo by wearing uniform

Respected Donors,

Thank you for your valuable support towards this most needful project on child labor rehabilitation in Prashant Nagar Colony, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.  Due to the donors like you we were able to run this project most successfully.  During the parents meet we meet many parents and get their feedbacks from them and during this meet it is very happy to say that many parents were very much satisfied regarding their children progress towards their education.  When I met personally the mother of Sindhu and Bhanu prasad was extremely happy because the attitude and the educational standard of her children have improved a lot.  Now her children wear uniforms and go to school like any other children.  Beyond that she personally visits our rehabilitation center very often and saw that their children started learning computers.  After seeing all this growth of her children she heart fully says her gratitude and thanks to all the donors who has supported children like her.

Previously she was sending their children to work because their children were lagging in studies.  Beyond that her husband is a daily wage laborer who is addicted to drink alcohol.  So they can’t even eat 3 meals a day because of his addiction.  That was the reason why these children were working in hazardous sectors.  But after HEARDS intervention the children’s mother started working as a housemaid and now with all her confidence she promised us that she will never send her children back to work.

All these developments happened because of donors like you.  Thanks to your generous support.  The sponsorship provides a child with equipment such as books, pens, uniform, bag, mid-day meal for one year. The sponsorship also pays for rehabilitation center teachers salary, animators salary, cook salary and rent for the rehabilitation center. This dramatically aids the financial burden of sending a child to rehabilitation center and is evident from the ecstatic reaction of parents, who may otherwise find this burden overwhelming. When a child is in the rehabilitation center, their chances of being used in child labour are drastically reduced.

40 children are at present studying in HEARDS rehabilitation center at Prashant Nagar Colony because of donors like you. HEARDS Board and its staff is putting painstaking efforts that every child in Chittoor should not be exploited and that every child should sees their rights to freedom from exploitation and access to education fulfilled.

 HEARDS child labor rehabilitation center is currently giving a chance to receive an education, the opportunity to fulfill their potential and ever so importantly, the chance to enjoy being a child. We couldn’t have gotten this far in our fight to provide every child with a meaningful education and protection against forced labour and trafficking without supporters like you.  Children involved in the project are performing exceptionally well in the classroom with over 40% of the beneficiaries excelling beyond their peers.

Thank you for all you do to support our work.  I request you all to kindly share this work with your near and dear ones.  Please continue to support us.

With best wishes and fond regards,


Sajan K



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Child working on computer
Child working on Computer
Child working on Computer

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Health Education Adoption Rehabilitation Development Society (HEARDS)

Location: Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Kuriyakose Sajan
CHITTOOR, Andhra Pradesh India
$6,580 raised of $13,804 goal
119 donations
$7,224 to go
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