14 Years. 640 Villages. 6 States.
229998 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:

  • 362 child-friendly villages created
  • 235475 total population reached in villages
  • 11806 children withdrawn from child labour
  • 283 child marriages stopped
  • 20087 children mainstreamed in education
  • 922 bicycles distributed to girls for access to schools
  • 11493 households linked with social security schemes
  • 8844 child leaders created
  • 347 school infrastructure improvements
  • 945 water infrastructures improved and installed
  • 1542 influential community leaders created including women and youth
  • 16919 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 2007:

  • 174 child-friendly villages created
  • 31774 total population reached in villages 
  • 13392 children protected from exploitation 
  • 21 child marriages stopped 
  • 1578 children mainstreamed in education 
  • 115 bicycles distributed to girls for access to schools  
  • 862 households linked with social security schemes 
  • 1408 child leaders created 
  • 86 school infrastructure improvements 
  • 145  water infrastructures improved and installed 
  • 126 influential community leaders created including women and youth 
  • 4685 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 2007:

  • 107 child-friendly villages created
  • 41165 total population reached in villages
  • 16441 children protected from exploitation
  • 1751 children mainstreamed in education
  • 139 bicycles distributed to girls for access to schools
  • 1376 households linked with social security schemes
  • 792 child leaders created
  • 44 school infrastructure improvements
  • 87 influential community leaders created including women and youth
  • 5574 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 2007:

  • 20 child-friendly villages created
  • 6416 total population reached in villages
  • 1580 children protected from exploitation
  • 858 children retained in education
  • 18 child marriages stopped
  • 107 bicycles distributed to girls for access to schools
  • 1376 households linked with social security schemes
  • 1067 child leaders created
  • 11 school infrastructure improvements
  • 60 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 2007:

  • 22 child-friendly villages created
  • 4688 total population reached in villages
  • 1997 children protected from exploitation
  • 882 children mainstreamed in education
  • 66 bicycles distributed to girls for access to schools
  • 1 households linked with social security schemes
  • 1067 child leaders created
  • 11 school infrastructure improvements
  • 33 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

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 …

Payal Jangid – Winner of Goalkeepers Global Change Maker Award, 2019

From preventing her own marriage as a child to making the village child marriage fre Payal was just 11 years …