NATIONAL CHILD LABOUR PROJECT
NATIONAL CHILD LABOUR PROJECT
Kanchi National Child Labour Project Society was established for Eradication and rehabilitation of Child Labours in Kanchipuram District on 2002 under Chairmanship of the District Collector. Kanchi National Child Labour Project Society is being executing National Child Labour Project (NCLP) from 2004.
STATUS OF SURVEY AND SPECIAL SCHOOL DETAILS:
Child Labour Survey was conducted by the TNS MODE INDIA, New Delhi, Conducted survey in Kanchipuram District.
TNS Mode India Survey details
5-8 age Group .. 51
9-13 age Group .. 1694
SSA (9-13) .. 1200
Total .. 2894
In 2004, the Ministry of Labour and Employment has allotted 60 Special School for 3000 Child Labourers for Kanchipuram District. Out of these, cumulatively 6360 Child labourers were identified and enrolled in 60 Special Training Centre so far. 60 Special Training Centre were decreased due to mainstream and migration of Special Training Centre Children. At present 28 Special Training Centres is being running with 628 Children by the Kanchi National Child Labour Project Society. Children details as follows.
MALE / FEMALE / Transgender / TOTAL
326 / 302 / 0 / 628
No. of Children Enrollment Details Given Below :
No. of Children Mainstreamed Details Given Below :
Welfare Packages provided :
- Textbooks, Uniform, Sports & Games Materials, etc :
Government Free Textbooks from I to VII standard, Note Books, Geometry Box, Chapel, Chess Board, Atlas, 4 Set Uniform, Bag, Colour Pencil, crayons were provided to Special Training Centre by Kanchipuram District Educational Department.
Working Staff Strength :
|Clerk cum Accountant||1|
|Data Entry Operator||1|
|Clerk Cum Record Keeper||12|
HEALTH CARE :
Health checkups are being conducted once in a month in all Special Training Centers by the near by primary health centre.
Cooked Midday Meal is being provided for Special Training Children in Special Training Center working days through Social Welfare Department.
Stipend amount Rs.400/- is being deposited through DBT by Ministry of Labour and Employment to Special Training Centre Students who have 60% of the attendance in Half yearly once to STC Children Savings Account.
Imparting Pre-vocational of training:
Pre-Vocational Training skills are being imparted by the Pre-Vocational Trainers. This training is very helpful and it improves the creativity of the STC Children and their future employability. Pre Vocational Trainers are already trained in the field of Vocational Training Skills in the following areas.
- Soft toy making
- Woolen knitting
- Bags Wiring
- Paper Bag
- Flowers making
- Silk Garland making
Follow up the Mainstreamed Children:
Tracking is done to the mainstreamed children in regular schools through BRT Supervisors, SSA out of School Children Co-coordinator, NCLP field officer, Clerk Cum Accountants and Special Training Centre teachers.
In the year 2020-21, 54 Mainstreamed STC children Studying Higher Education and they also getting Rs.6000/- (Rs.500/- per month) from Tamil Nadu Government.
|Bit notices were printed and circulated among the rural people. Stickers were printed and pasted in all Government offices, Panchayat Union Buildings, Panchayat Offices, Educational Institutions. Village Level meeting were conducted to make aware about the notification.|
|Child Labour issues have been discussed in Mass Contact Programme in the villages. Meetings were also conducted for Anganwadi Women Workers.|
|In all Grama Sabha meetings, child labour eradication issue is included in Agenda. Special focus is being given by Panchayat Presidents for this issue. District administration announced a special fund for the village development for those villages declaring as “Child Labour Free “.|
|Government Doctors are visiting each STC Centre once in a month and providing medical care. When ever medical care is needed to a particular child on emergency the NCLP Staff is taking the child to the Government Health Centre and getting necessary treatment. The Government doctors also providing best care to our children with full cooperation.|
|Children in all NCLP Centres are being provided with Mid-day meal regularly by the District Social welfare Department administration.|
|All the Teaching and Learning Materials like Text Books, Note Books, School Bags, Cheppals, Colour Pencils, Geomanterary Box etc., are being supplied by the School Education Department, Government of Tamil Nadu through the District Chief Educational Officer, Kancheepuram.|
|During the Grama Sabha meetings the officials are including the subject of Child Labour eradication in the Agenda and enlighten the public on implementation of Child Labour Project and enrollment of Children in NCLP STCs / Regular School.|
|The parents of the STC children enrolled as members of the SHG by the NCLP Staff and the DRDA is assisting financially under micro finance shemes.|
|We have conducted Special Aadhar Enrollment Camps for STC Children Enrollment in Aadhar with the help of Aadhar UID Officials.|
|In selected areas, NGOs are helping the Families of the STC Children by arranging micro finance and getting revenue House site Pattas in coordination with the Government Officials.|
|The Medicals Officers in Urban / Rural PHCs are providing proper health care for the STC Children when they are Periodically Visiting the hospital. They are also providing vitamin tablets, Oilments for common ailments.|
|All the basic data of the STC Children are being uploaded in the PENCiL Portal every month. Hence MoLE New Delhi is able to have the 1st hand information on the progress of the scheme. The public can also have access in the PENCiL Portal to register the complaints of Child Labour abuse and get their grievances solved. This also helps in eradication of Child Labour.|
All women and men self help groups are being involved in creating Child Labour awareness among the public. During the celebration of World Women’s day and Anti Child Labour day, Women self help group member are taking oath against child employment and exploitation of child rights.
Allout efforts are being taken by the District Administration to ensure community participation through Grama Sabha meetings and Special schemes like ‘Namathu Gramam’ in eradicating child labour in all Panchayats.
In all Grama sabha meetings being conducted with the coordination of rural development officials / Elected representatives, steps are being taken to stress the importance on banning of child employment in the Domestic and hospitality sectors on any account.
COVID – 19 Pandemic Period activities
a) With the help of District Social Welfare department, food materials are being issued to all the children in 28 STCs once in a week.
b) To avoid contamination of COVID-19, the Precautionary measures to be taken by the STC children and their families were explained in the meetings held at their respective areas by the NCLP Staff.
c) As per the instructions of the District Collector / President of the NCLP, frequent visits were under taken to the residences of the STC children by the NCLP Staff and ensured their public hygiene and prevention of health hazards during the COVID-19 period. These activities will be continued until the end of COVID-19 lockdown period.
d) All the learning materials are issued to the STC Children for Academics year 2020-21 with the help of District Educational Department.
e) NCLP staff are daily visiting the residence places of the STC children to know their safety ness and making them awareness about the importance of keeping Social Distancing, frequent washing their hands and wearing masks.
f) The NCLP staff are meeting STC children and parents and advising them not to allow their children in indulging in any other activities which will affect their health to ensure their safety ness during COVID-19 lockdown period. By following the frequent visits of NCLP staff, the STC children are not allowed to any other work.
NATIONAL CHILD LABOUR PROJECT,
No.64, VADIVEL NAGAR,
COLLECTORATE BACK SIDE,
KANCHIPURAM – 631 501.