Childhood holds the potential and also sets the limit to the future development of the child as well as of the society. Children are the source for future humanity. Neglecting children means it is big loss of source to the society as a whole. If children are deprived of their childhood- socially, economically, physically and mentally - the nation gets deprived of potential human resources for the social progress, economic empowerment, peace and order, social stability and good citizenry.
Children work as a part of family labour or as wage earners, sometimes as migrant labour. Very often they remain invisible and in bondage. They are found in all the three sectors of the economy i.e. the Agrarian, manufacturing and Service sectors. A child of today cannot develop to be a responsible and productive member of tomorrow's society unless an environment, which is conducive to his intellectual, physicaland social health, is assured to him.
Survey and Identification of Working Children, Rehabilitation of Child Labour, Enrollment of Children in the Age Group 5 To 7 Years, Mainstreaming Child Labour to Formal Schools, Strengthening of Formal Education, Insist on Legislation Relating to Prohibition of Child Labour, Awareness Generation, Targeted Implementation of Development Programmes, Community Participation in Child Labour Eradication
A special enrollment drive would be carried out by the CARDS Organization along with the Education Department. Children to be mainstreamed from NCLP special schools to formal schools after completion of their studies in the special schools. Follow up of mainstreamed children in assessing their performance by teachers and offering support. Maintaining accurate data on the number of children mainstreamed.