Educate 100 Rescued Girl Child Labourers

by Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society (BREADS)
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Educate 100 Rescued Girl Child Labourers
Educate 100 Rescued Girl Child Labourers
Educate 100 Rescued Girl Child Labourers
Educate 100 Rescued Girl Child Labourers
Educate 100 Rescued Girl Child Labourers
Educate 100 Rescued Girl Child Labourers
Educate 100 Rescued Girl Child Labourers
Educate 100 Rescued Girl Child Labourers
Educate 100 Rescued Girl Child Labourers
Educate 100 Rescued Girl Child Labourers
Educate 100 Rescued Girl Child Labourers
Educate 100 Rescued Girl Child Labourers
Educate 100 Rescued Girl Child Labourers
Educate 100 Rescued Girl Child Labourers
Educate 100 Rescued Girl Child Labourers
Educate 100 Rescued Girl Child Labourers
Educate 100 Rescued Girl Child Labourers
World Environment Day by the Child Rights Clubs
World Environment Day by the Child Rights Clubs

An investment in Knowledge pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

 

Dear Donors,

Greetings from BREADS Bangalore!

We are happy to present an update for January to June 2020. The 144 poor girl children have been continuing their studies with help from our generous donors through GlobalGiving platform. In March 2020, all the children were busy preparing for their final assessments (final examination) in school. All the children are trying hard to pass the assessments, mostly online this time, to be promoted to higher classes in the new academic year. Many Don Bosco Care Centres have provided guided classes, tuition classes and special coaching for those attending the examinations, especially for those appearing for class X examinations.

The COVID 19 pandemic has severely affected Karnataka also, forcing schools to close and thereby discontinuing the studies of the children. The children studying in the lower classes (up to class IX) could complete their exams before March 2020 itself. But the students appearing for class X final examinations could not complete all their exams due to the sudden lock down announced by Government of India. Having finished a few examinations, the children are now waiting for the announcement from the government to complete their exams. They hope that the remaining exams will be held in July.

From the end of March to June 2020, there has been a strict lockdown in all of India to prevent the spreading of COVID 19. In June there were some relaxations but schools have not reopened and children are not allowed to come out from their homes. We have sent some of our sponsored children to their homes and others are still staying at Don Bosco Centres (orphans, those children who cannot be reinstated with their families, etc.).

BREADS in association with Don Bosco Youth Services Karnataka had conducted online outreach services for children in lockdown. We had conducted online counselling to help children who were in mental stress, to deal with the new life situation. Infotainment activities such as the Lockdown Buzzer- a quiz competition with prizes, Corona Beats- a COVID 19 prevention-themed choreography competition aimed at bringing children together in enjoyable activities. These creative initiatives helped the children cope with the stress triggered by fear, uncertainty, abrupt changes in life situations, social distancing, lack of recreation and socialisation during the lockdown period.  

Now all the local Don Bosco institutions are exploring options and possibilities to start online classes for our children to engage with them and continue their education.

The children who are getting education support from GlobalGiving have shared that they enjoyed one more year of school life, enhancing their confidence and self-esteem. As usual BREADS organised various programmes to enhance their life coping skills, nurture the values of team spirit and improve their interpersonal relationships.

Last year we rescued many children from child labour situations and admitted them to our rehabilitation centres. The rescued children have undergone one year remedial education (bridge course). We hope to readmit these children in the next school academic year (June 2020) and extend educational support to these children also. They will take the place of those children who complete their class X examinations.

All the children are regularly followed up by the Don Bosco and BREADS staff to ensure their continuity in schools and to improve their education standards. Those children outside the residential centres were instructed to join the evening tuition classes started in their villages by BREADS and use the facility to improve their education standards and complete school assignments with the help of mentors.

The children and BREADS along with the local Don Bosco Centres are grateful to all our Donors and GlobalGiving for their support and guidance. The support has helped around 144 children to complete one more year’s education and excel in their life. We hope that this continued support will help more vulnerable children who are denied their right to education.

Thank you very much!


Evening supplementary education classes
Evening supplementary education classes
Creativity in the Supplementary Education classes
Creativity in the Supplementary Education classes
Fun and games - a child's right
Fun and games - a child's right
At the rehabilitation centre: I can do it!
At the rehabilitation centre: I can do it!
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International Day of the Girl Child
International Day of the Girl Child

Dear Donors,

Greetings from BREADS Bangalore!

Once again with immense happy and gratitude to present the updated report of the project educate the girl children who were rescued from child labour and other vulnerable situations supported by the donors through GlobalGiving Platform. The 144 poor girls are being continued their studies during these period.

All our children are very happy to go to the school and the children are performing well in their studies. The children are excellent in all the school activities and participating in all the extracurricular activities which ensure an integral development and good academic performance. Don Bosco projects are regularly following up the students by visiting the school and interacting with the teachers which gave motivation and enthusiasm for the children that somebody is there for their caring the monitoring their education and behaviour formation.

This year we have rescued many children from child labour situation and admitted in our rehabilitation centres. All these children are undergoing one year remedial education (bridge course). We hope to readmit these children in the next school academic year (June 2020) and l extend the education support to these children also.

During the reporting period the following activities were organized for the children with an aim to provide opportunities for their overall growth and developement:

  • International Day of the Girl Child

Under the able leadership of the Don Bosco social development, many programmes and activities were organised in the various districts of Karnataka commemorating and observing the importance of Girl child- many including public events such as awareness classes on gender equality, cultural events, signature campaigns, silent candle light march, oath taking, street play, rangoli competitions and awareness rallies etc. The following districts observed the day with great zeal and passion to promote the rights of the girl children -Bangalore, Ballari, Bidar, Chitradurga, Davangere, Kalaburagi, Mysuru, Raichur and Yadgir districts of Karnataka.

  • Children’s Day Celebrations

The month of November was time of joy, fun and celebrations for the children in all the Don Bosco Child Care Institutions. The children had grant celebration on November 14, 2019 having organised various cultural programmes like skit, dance, singing competitions, rangoli competitions, indoor and outdoor games etc. The children were even provided with sumptuous meal and dinner. Every activity planned were aiming at making the day fun and memorable for the children to have its remembrance their lifetime.  

  • National Day of Education

As a mark of respect to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad- India’s freedom fighter and Independent India’s first Education Minister, every year the National day of Education is observed on November 11. The child rights modules published under the Child Rights Education and Action Movement (CREAM) was distributed to the government schools in Mysuru district.

  • Child Rights Week – November

The Child rights week was observed in various districts of Karnataka through campaigns promoting child rights and honouring the Champion of child rights, candle light march, oath taking, public awareness, rally etc. The one week observation of child rights and various activities in the 10 CREAM districts helped to reach out to more than 5000 general public.

  • Children’s Grama Sabha

The Children’s grama sabha was organised in the ten districts of Karnataka during the months of November and December 2019 through the CREAM project intervention by strengthening and capacitating the children to raise their voice in the appropriate platform- before the community leaders, government officials and the local self-government authorities to demand children’s rights.

  • World Clean-up Day

World Clean-up Day observed on September 19 is aimed at combating the global solid waste problem, including the problem of marine debris. BREADS in partnership with Don Bosco Green Alliance extended a hand in cleaning up the earth- ponds, rivers, canals, lakes and other places to make a cleaner and greener planet. The 9 Don Bosco institutions in the district of Karnataka widely observed the child rights week.

  • SDG Global Week

The Global Week to Act for SDGs was a worldwide movement to mobilise public opinion and support for the achievement of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDG) by 2030. It was meant to facilitate urgent action by world leaders because global progress is nowhere near enough to deliver on the promises made in 2015 by all nations to create a future of peace and prosperity on a thriving planet, with no one left behind. BREADS and its partner organisations in their commitment towards the SDGs, focussed on the themes of standing together for Voice, Climate, Peace, and Equality.

The children are regularly followed up by Don Bosco/BREADS staff in order to ensure their continuity in schools and improve education standard. The children were instructed to join the evening tuition classes started in their villages by BREADS and use the facility to improve their education standard and do the school assignment with the help of mentors.

The children who are getting education support from GlobalGiving are thankful for getting support for another one more year to pursue their education and excel in their life. It is true that without your generous support these children may be denied their rights to education and become wage earners in an early age.

Children's Grama Sabha
Children's Grama Sabha
Children's Fest
Children's Fest
Children's Day
Children's Day
Birthday Celebration
Birthday Celebration

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A big thank you all!
A big thank you all!

Dear Donors,

Greetings from BREADS Bangalore!

We are happy to present our updated report for your support to educate the girl children who were rescued from child labour and other vulnerable situations. The 144 poor girl children have successfully completed one more year in their studies.

The new school academic year was started in the month of June 2019. We are happy to inform you that all our children are very happy to go to the school as per the report from the school teachers our children are performing well in their studies. All the children were graded to the higher classes. We have given new uniforms, books and stationeries for all the children to pursue their studies. The children who are getting education support from GlobalGiving are thankful for getting support for another one more year to pursue their education and excel in their life. It is true that without your generous support these children may be denied their rights to education and become wage earners in an early age.

During this reporting period we have received INR 4, 35,274.28 (USD 6,534.60) from GlobalGiving for the project which was exclusively used for the education, food, clothes and education materials of the poor girl children. This year also we have rescued many children from child labour situation and admitted in our rehabilitation centres. All the children who completed the bridge school was also admitted in formal schools and continue their education We will extend the education support to these children also at the same time to stop the support for few children who completed the class X and eligible for higher studies. There are many scholarships available for girl children for higher studies.

The major activities organized for the children during the reporting period were:

  • Observed International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26, 2019
  • Shaale Kade Nanna Nade Campaign- An initiative of school enrolment campaign for all the school dropouts
  • Independence Day celebrations across Don Bosco houses in Karnataka
  • Child First Foundation visited the DB Houses in Karnataka to facilitate the formulation of individual Child Protection Policies
  • Project monitoring and evaluation visits to the districts of Karnataka were completed by the BREADS team

The children are regularly followed up by Don Bosco/BREADS staff in order to ensure their continuity in schools and improve education standard. The children were instructed to join the evening tuition classes started in their villages by BREADS and use the facility to improve their education standard and do the school assignment with the help of mentors.

BREADS along with the children thankfully acknowledge the valuable support through GlobalGiving which helped the poor girl children to have a brighter future. Thank you for the continued support.

Shaale Kade Nanna Nade Campaign 1
Shaale Kade Nanna Nade Campaign 1
Shaale Kade Nanna Nade Campaign
Shaale Kade Nanna Nade Campaign
Talent Award for children
Talent Award for children
Cultural program for Independence day program
Cultural program for Independence day program
Dance performance
Dance performance
Monitoring and Evaluation Visit 1
Monitoring and Evaluation Visit 1
Monitoring and Evaluation visit 2
Monitoring and Evaluation visit 2

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Thank you for supporting our dreams!
Thank you for supporting our dreams!

Dear Donors,

Greetings from BREADS Bangalore!

We are happy to present our updated report for your support to educate the girl children who were rescued from child labour and other vulnerable situations. The 144 poor girl children have successfully completed one more year in their studies. The examinations were over by March 2019. Two months (April and May) were holidays for these children and we organised number of summer camps and other programmes in different places to engage these children in creative actions and their integral development. Summer camps conducted not only for the girl children supported by you but for all the children in the villages. The camp was organised for a minimum of 15 days and organised many programmes like sessions on child rights, talent promotion , special coaching in Spoken English and Computer skills, personality development classes, life skill sessions along with games, entertainment, group building exercise and sports activities. Nutritious foods were served for all the children during these camps

The new school academic year was started in the month of June 2019. We are happy to inform you that all our children were performed well in their final examinations and up graded to the higher classes. We have given new uniforms, books and stationeries for all the children to pursue their studies. The children who are getting education support from GlobalGiving have expressed their gratitude and thanks for the education support given to them. It is true that without your generous support these children may be denied their rights to education and become wage earners in an early age.

During this reporting period we have received INR 4,39,143.48 from GlobalGiving for the project which was exclusively used for the education, food, clothes and education materials of the poor girl children. This year also we have rescued many children from child labour situation and admitted in our rehabilitation centres. All the children who completed the bridge school was also admitted in formal schools and continue their education We will extend the education support to these children also at the same time to stop the support for few children who completed the class X and eligible for higher studies. There are many scholarships available for girl children for higher studies.

The major activities organized for the children during the reporting period were:

  • Summer Camps in all the centres
  • Sports & Music Classes
  • World Environment Day observation on June 2019
  • Shaale Kade Nanna Nade Campaign- An initiative of school enrolment campaign for all the school dropouts
  • Me and my vote are not for sale Campaign

 The children are regularly followed up by Don Bosco/BREADS staff in order to ensure their continuity in schools and improve education standard. The children were instructed to join the evening tuition classes started in their villages by BREADS and use the facility to improve their education standard and do the school assignment with the help of mentors.

BREADS along with the children thankfully acknowledge the valuable support through GlobalGiving which helped the poor girl children to have a brighter future. Thank you for all.

Me and my vote are not for sale Campaign
Me and my vote are not for sale Campaign
Shaale Kade Nanna Nade Campaign
Shaale Kade Nanna Nade Campaign
Summer Camp
Summer Camp
WNTA- Campaigns
WNTA- Campaigns
Voting Awareness Rally
Voting Awareness Rally
World Environment Day
World Environment Day

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A Big Thank you for all !
A Big Thank you for all !

Dear Donors,

Greetings from BREADS Bangalore!

We are happy to present our updated report during this school examination season. The 144 poor girl children continue their studies due to the generous support from our donors through GlobalGiving platform and are busy to appear in the final assessment tests ( (school final examination) in the schools. All the children are working hard to get good performance in their final assessment tests and promote to the higher classes in the next academic year. Many Don Bosco Care Centres are provided guided classes, tuition classes and special coaching to those attending the examinations especially those appearing for class X examinations. The children who are getting education support from GlobalGiving are shared that they enjoyed the school life and the education has enhanced their confidence and self esteem. As usual we had organized various programmes to enhance their life coping skills, nurturing the values of team spirit and improve the interpersonal relationship.

During this reporting period we have received INR 70,780.32 from GlobalGiving for the project which was exclusively used for the education, food, clothes and education materials of the poor girl children. We have rescued some children from child labour situation, child marriage and street life. These children were admitted in Don Bosco Child labour centres and continue their bridge school. We hope to admit these children in formal school in the next academic year onwards. We will extend the education support to these children also at the same time to stop the support for few children who completed the class X and eligible for higher studies. There are many scholarships available for girl children for higher studies.

The major activities organized for the children during the reporting period were:

  • Science day celebration

The children from the supplementary education centre at Bellary celebrated the National Science day on 28th February 2019. The children actively involved and conducted a science exhibition imparting practical exposure to the theoretical learnings they have acquired. The day observance has brought upon the children an interest to study science subjects with more enthusiasm and comprehension of the subject without gender biases.

  • Awareness on waste management

The children were educated and trained on environment conservation and eco clubs were formed where children learned to nurture earth and the natural resources. As part of the activity, the girl children also visited door to door in the village at Bellary on 28th Feb 2019 and conscientized the families on efficient waste management, waste segregation of dry and wet wastes, reducing the use of plastics etc.

  • Training on Child rights

The CREAM project initiated by BREADS train children on child rights and the advocacy actions to be initiated while the rights of the children are at risk. Thus children were created an awareness of their rights, the child protection mechanisms, POCSO Act 2012, JJA and prohibition of child marriage, child labour laws etc.

  • National Girl Child Day

National Girl Child Day is celebrated on 24th January in India and as part of the observance, many activities, programs and public shows were organised at Gulbarga, Chitradurga, Yadgiri and Hospet. The programs organized were intended to promote the girl children and enhancement of their safety, security, physical, social, emotional, and psychological wellbeing of every girl child in families and community.

  • Republic day celebration

January 26th is the republic day of India. In all the schools where the children are studying have special programmes where the children actively participated in the activities which intended to promote patriotism and commitment towards the nation’s welfare. the children participated in various cultural organized and in the flag hosting ceremony where a sense of honour was imbibed towards the freedom strugglers and the patriotic leaders who have fought for the freedom of the nation.

  • Christmas Celebration

During the month of December the children enjoyed and participated the day for Christmas. All Don Bosco Institutions organized Christmas eves where the children were provided with special food and gifts. The children exhibited their talents and creativity by participate various programmes like dance, songs, skits, etc.

The children are regularly followed up by Don Bosco/BREADS staff in order to ensure their continuity in schools and improve education standard. One parents meetings was organized during the reporting period and request the parental support to assure the retention of the children in schools and monitor the study progress in the school. The children were also motivated to join the evening tuition classes started in their villages by BREADS and use the facility to improve their education standard and do the school assignment with the help of mentors.

BREADS thankfully acknowledge the valuable support through GlobalGiving which helped the poor girl children to have a brighter future.

Thank you for all

Christmas day programm
Christmas day programm
Republic day celebration
Republic day celebration
National Girl Child Day
National Girl Child Day
Tuition centre at Bidar
Tuition centre at Bidar
Science Day programme
Science Day programme
Door to door awareness on waste management
Door to door awareness on waste management

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Location: Bangalore, Karnataka - India
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