Asha for Education Logo Bal Ashram Trust
Viratnagar, Jaipur District
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Project Steward
Ravi Kiran Kandikonda
ravionweb AT yahoo DOT com
Project Partner(s)
Sandhya Chellapilla
balashram AT bba DOT org DOT in
Project Address
L-6 Kalkaji
New Delhi, Viratnagar, Jaipur District
Funds Disbursed

Total = $26,693

TOTAL: $26,693.00
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Project Description

Bal Ashram Trust runs a school for the children of the local Banjara community who otherwise would be whiling away their time either working at their parents place of work or doing nothing. The children would be alienated from any kind of basic education in the absence of this school. Plans are afoot to open 5 more such schools in the Viratnagar area in the future.

Purpose / Goals

Rescue children from Child labour and rehabilitate them.

Organization Description

Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) today symbolizes the largest grassroots movement against child servitude. As an initiator of rescuing slave children (direct action) from the remotest villages in India on one hand and the organiser/leader of Global March Against Child Labour on the other, BBA has a legacy of 25 years of crusade.

Om Prakash Gurjar from Bal Ashram wins International Children's Peace Prize

Bunty, a child who was rehabilitated in 2003-2004 as a young child received the Pogo Amazing Kid Award for leadership. The award attracted entries from school children all across the country and Bunty was perhaps the unique candidate among them. A former bonded labourer in a brick kiln, he was rescued as a 10 year old and then went on to gain education from his village after rehabilitation at Bal Ashram. There he helped enrol children of his village to school. For this and his other efforts at the village level, he was chosen for the Pogo Amazing Kid for Leadership. The award ceremony was held in Mumbai in December 2007.

Founded as a group of few individuals, BBA has emerged as an organization of thousands of individual supporters under the banner of ‘Bachpan Bachao Andolan’ as well as network of over 780 NGOs, Trade Unions, Human Rights Organisation etc. dedicated towards the total elimination of child labour and ensure quality education for all in India.

Project Type: Community Based Interventions (description)

Primary Focus: children who are working (description)

Secondary Focus: remedial education

Other Focus: to go to formal school

Area: Rural

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Feb 2014Site Visit Feb 2014
Jun 2013WAH 2013 proposal
Jul 2011Site Visit Pictures
Jul 2011Site Visit Summary
Jul 2011Site Visit July 2011
Jul 2011Chapter Approval Meeting Minutes
Jan 2011Proposal 2011
Jul 2009Bal Ashram Report 08-09
Jul 2009School Report 2008-09
Dec 2008Site Visit Report Dec 2008
Nov 2008Borewell proposal
Aug 2008Proposal for 2008-2009
Jun 2008Annual report 2008
Jun 2008Financial Report 2008
Feb 2008Children in front of the class
Feb 2008Children in front of 'Asha Vidyalaya'
Feb 2008Bunty - Pogo Award Winner
Feb 2007Funds Required
Feb 2007Implementation Plan and Timeline
Feb 2007Proposal from Bal Ashram
Dec 2006Bal Ashram Pictures
Nov 2006Omprakash Pictures
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