“Childhood is meant for learning and adulthood is meant for earning”
At IGSS stands firm on this belief and have therefore made considerable efforts to curb child exploitation that happens by means of child labour.
After many years of experience the reality at ground zero level and the root cause of child labour is poverty. Children are forcefully sent to work at these toxic places by their parents, so that they can earn money for the family. They are forced to work for a stretch of not less than 9-10 hours only to be given bare minimum money with no food supplies. As a child care NGO working to elevate each child from the crunches of this social evil, Hum Sab Ne Ye Thana Hai, Baal Majdoori Ko Hatana Hai. We aim to put this into execution by means of our regular rescue programs that are tailored to stop the supply of children for child labour by sending them to schools or educate them by giving combine calsses and also address the most pressing needs of the victims of child labour.
The evil of child labour is mostly experienced by children living in the under developed areas of the city, outskirts of the city or at the slum regions of the city. Many children from these areas only, where people are highly illiterate and lack the knowledge regarding their rights, usually find themselves becoming a prey to child trafficking as well.
Children subject to evils such as sexual harassment, physical and mental abuse, child abuse usually turns into heinous human beings who in return cause more harm to the society. We aim to put an end to Child labour so that these activities are not performed by following measures such as -
Child labour cases in India accounts to about one third of the total child labour issues in Asia and to about one fourth child labor accused children in the entire world. Malnourished children walking as rag pickers on the roads, children with sunken chests and thin bone frames begging for money or working at hazardous factories is a common sight in the city that no one really thinks about. We as an Child labour NGO at IGSS aim to demolish this image completely out of sight with the aid of our very helpful team along with the support of people from all across the city.
Article 24 of the Indian constitution states that no child below the age of 14 will be employed to work in any factory or at any hazardous employment place, yet there has been no real implementation of it. According to the recent stats, maximum cases of child mortalityare reported because of the hazardous factories such as glass cutting, beedi rolling, construction sites, firework factories they are forced to work at.
We as an NGO for children aim to replace every child’s overworked hands with the power of education so that not only they are cut off from the chain of child labour but they also act as a means to stop the spread of this evil altogether.