The Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF), was established in 2004 under the leadership of Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi to create a child-friendly world. A world where every child is free, lives a life of dignity, has access to health and education, and the opportunity to realize her/his potential.
The Foundation’s goal is to end all violence against and exploitation of children by ensuring child protection through innovations, research, awareness generation, promoting partnerships and participation. Towards this, KSCF is scaling Mr. Satyarthi’s almost 4 decades of committed work at both the grassroots and global policy level.
KSCF has adopted a strategy of building greater collaboration between governments, businesses and communities, ensuring effective national and international laws, scaling know-how and successful practices, and creating partnerships with key stakeholders.
To make this a reality is a team of passionate professionals who are committed to enabling a child-friendly world.
The Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF) envisions a world where every child can live freely with dignity and have the fundamental right to be free, safe, healthy and educated thereby realizing their potential.
Kailash Satyarthi has been at the forefront of the global movement to end child slavery and exploitative child labour since 1980. He has been battling relentlessly at the forefront since over 3 decades.
As a worldwide campaigner, Mr. Kailash Satyarthi has been the architect of the single largest civil society network for the most exploited children, the Global March Against Child Labour, which is a worldwide coalition of NGOs, Teachers’ Unions and Trade Unions active in 103 countries. Mr. Satyarthi’s efforts led to the adoption of ILO Convention 182 on worst forms of child labour in 1999.
He was also the Founding President of the Global Campaign for Education, a civil society movement working to end the global education crisis, and GoodWeave International, which was one of the first consumer awareness programmes and the earliest example of modern corporate social responsibility.
He is a member of several high level groups on child labour and education. He is one of the rare civil society leaders to have addressed the United Nations General Assembly, International Labour Conference, UN Human Rights Commission, UNESCO and is one of the commissioners of the high-level International Commission on the Financing of Global Education Opportunities.
In 2014, he was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the “struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”
Mr. Satyarthi’s efforts to end child slavery, trafficking, forced labour and violence received international support when in September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations included child protection and welfare-related clauses included.