Programmes are a set of interventions at the community level both in rural and urban areas whose objective is child centric community development. Programmes aim at realisation of a community where no child is in labour, or has been trafficked. Further, every child is enrolled in school and receives education. The interventions also aim to ensure that each child is well nourished, healthy, and the mothers of young children are aware about the importance of education, hygiene and nutrition. The interventions also aim at child empowerment through their participation in the decision making process at the community level.

Bal Mitra Gram - The Child Friendly Village

Bal Mitra Gram (BMG) is a flagship programme to prevent all kinds of exploitation of children, and ensuring their education and empowerment in rural communities. The guiding principles of BMG programme include ensuring that all child labourers are withdrawn from work, all children are enrolled in and attend school, children participate in democratic decision making through formation of Bal Panchayats (elected children’s council) and ensuring that the Bal Panchayats are recognised by the village council. The programme also includes interventions to empower communities including women and youth leading to overall development of village and transformation of the village community. BMGs are currently functional in six states viz. Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar and Jharkhand.
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GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE BMGs (2001-2018)

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functional
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to communities
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Bal panchayats
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Child Leaders
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Bal Panchayats
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on a daily basis
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from labour

Case Studies

Malvati

Rajesh

Rewarded by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan state for his excellence in 10th board, Rajesh a former survivor of child … Read more
Malvati

Manan Ansari

Once a child labourer in the Mica mines of Jharkhand, 22-year-old Manan Ansari has now completed his MSc. in Applied … Read more
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Neeraj Murmu – Winner of Diana Award, 2020

From mica mining in rat holes to providing education to 200 children A 21-year-old tribal boy Neeraj Murmu from our … Read more

Bal Mitra Mandal (Child-Friendly Communities)

Bal Mitra Mandal (BMM) is a sustainable and holistic intervention for child protection and development in urban slum communities so that every child is safe, free and educated. BMM is a preventive intervention.

GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE BMM

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reached
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