Pratham

Educational support for marginalized children

Vision

To facilitate a better learning ecosystem for vulnerable children in and around red-light areas through early childhood and remedial education interventions; and achieving sustainability through training & equipping of parents and community champions.

A study by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has revealed that the children of sex workers face abuse and discrimination, which results in them isolating themselves from society due to the associated stigma. Most of these children attend schools with limited resources, leading to poor learning outcomes, a sense of failure and a frustrated academic journey. Parental neglect and inability, the lack of a responsible father figure and the prevailing anti-social influences in a red-light area negatively impact the worldview and value system of these children that could potentially lead to delinquent behaviour.

Hence, these children are extremely vulnerable and experts fear they could either follow their parents into the flesh trade or turn to crime if they remain uneducated and unskilled. Our vision is to facilitate a better and sustainable learning ecosystem for children in red light areas and ensure strong educational foundations, mental and physical well-being, career enhancement and parent and community strengthening.

184 children were served through the Pratham project.

Sponsor the remedial education expenses for a child from the red light area

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