14 Years. 849 Villages. 6 States.
374315 Changed Lives. Immeasurable Smiles

Innovative. Transformative. Award Winning. Child Centered.
Holistic. Community Based. Best Practice Model

The Bal Mitra Gram™ (BMG™) or Child Friendly Village is the one-stop solution for holistic child protection.

It works towards preventing child exploitation such as child trafficking, child labour and child marriage right at its source along with addressing other cross-cutting issues of education, child sexual abuse, water, sanitation, hygiene and livelihood.  Taking democratic actions to empower the community based stakeholders, through a rights based approach, this model breaks the systemic barriers of oppression, in access to rights and injustice. 

.The Bal Mitra Gram (BMG) model ensures every child is free, safe and educated.

Our Impactful Interventions

Impact created since 2007:

  • 501 child-friendly villages created
  • 231235 total population reached in villages
  • 12481 children withdrawn from child labour
  • 334 child marriages stopped
  • 24997 children mainstreamed in education
  • 959 bicycles distributed to girls for access to schools
  • 22051 households linked with social security schemes
  • 14311 child leaders created
  • 585 school infrastructure improvements
  • 1003 water infrastructures improved and installed
  • 13026 influential community leaders created including women and youth
  • 16919 home-based education provided during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 9516 COVID-19 Meals

Issues addressed:

  • Child Labour
  • Child Trafficking
  • Education
  • Child Marriage
  • WASH
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Livelihood

Impact created since 2001:

  • 184 child-friendly villages created
  • 43807 total population reached in villages 
  • 21 children withdrawn from child labour 
  • 22 child marriages stopped 
  • 2300 children mainstreamed in education 
  • 185 bicycles distributed to girls for access to schools  
  • 27501 households linked with social security schemes 
  • 2442 child leaders created 
  • 166 school infrastructure improvements 
  • 193  water infrastructures improved and installed 
  • 1352 influential community leaders created including women and youth 
  • 4685 home-based education provided during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 625 COVID-19 Meals

Issues addressed:

  • Child Labour
  • Child Trafficking
  • Education
  • Child Marriage
  • WASH
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Livelihood

Impact created since 2008:

  • 99 child-friendly villages created
  • 46972 total population reached in villages
  • 338 Children withdrawn from child labour
  • 4 Child marriages stopped
  • 17571 children mainstreamed in education
  • 150 bicycles distributed to girls for access to schools
  • 1966 households linked with social security schemes
  • 1408 child leaders created
  • 45 school infrastructure improvements
  • 3536 influential community leaders created including women and youth
  • 5574 home-based education provided during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 201 COVID-19 Meals

Issues addressed:

  • Child Labour
  • Child Trafficking
  • Education
  • Child Marriage
  • WASH
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Livelihood

Impact created since 2010:

  • 20 child-friendly villages created
  • 6416 total population reached in villages
  • 4 children withdrawn from child labour
  • 19 child marriage stopped
  • 73 children mainstreamed in education
  • 137 bicycles distributed to girls for access to schools
  • 7410 households linked with social security schemes
  • 1452 child leaders created
  • 9 school infrastructure improved
  • 520 influential community leaders created including women and youth
  • 523 home-based education provided during the COVID-19 pandemic

Issues addressed:

  • Child Labour
  • Child Trafficking
  • Education
  • Child Marriage
  • WASH
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Livelihood

Impact created since 2016:

  • 45 child-friendly villages created
  • 19855 total population reached in villages
  • 4679 children mainstreamed in education
  • 116 bicycles distributed to girls for access to schools
  • 257 households linked with social security schemes
  • 550 child leaders created
  • 780 influential community leaders created including women and youth
  • 679 home-based education provided during the COVID-19 pandemic

Issues addressed:

  • Child Labour
  • Child Trafficking
  • Education
  • Child Marriage
  • WASH
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Livelihood
Bal Mitra Gram

Child friendly Village Model

Formation of BMG

awards and accolades

  • Mahatma Award for Social Good 2020 awarded to KSCF for implementing a child-centred community development model Bal Mitra Gram™
  • The Diana Award, 2020, to BMG™ leader Neeraj Murmu (Jharkhand)
  • The Diana Award, 2019, to BMG™ leader Champa Kumari (Jharkhand)
  • Governor of Jharkhand Smt. Droupadi Murmu honoured BMG™ leader Champa Kumari
  • Goalkeepers Global Goals Change Maker Award, 2019, to BMG™ leader Payal Jangid (Rajasthan)
  • Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project by Global Development Network in 2010

Success Stories

Teacher “Didi” Rajkumari: Today A Catalyst For Change

A for apple, B for ball, C for cat… Chirpy voices waft out of the classroom where little ones are …

From a brick kiln to a Bsc degree, Rajesh shows the way

As a child he also wanted to play and feel loved. But life played a cruel joke on him. For …

Manan Ansari: Once a Child Labour, Now A Role Model

Like any other child of his age, Manan Ansari wanted to go to school, do well in academics and play …

Neeraj Murmu: Winner of Diana Award, 2020

From Mica Mining In Rat Holes To An Educator Changing Lives Of Children Crawling through the hazardous tunnels of mica …