End 2014 and Begin 2015 in a Generous Way

Where has the time gone?  Another year, another 365 days has almost flown by.  As we say goodbye to 2014, we look back on all that has been achieved.   The Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute (GWEI) has embarked on an ambitious multi-pronged program to help eradicate the scourge of poverty and human degradation.  As Gandhi said: “Poverty […]

Beware of Pity

Original Marathi by: Anuradha Bhosale English rendering: Arun Chavan Come to think of it, the students of AVANI Residential School are the flotsam of the turbulent oceans of life. They are living embodiments of pain-filled stories and traumatic upheavals that are far beyond the tolerance thresholds of their tender souls. Having known the stories whose pathos […]

Anuradha on the Plight of India’s Impoverished Children

Ms. Anuradha Bhosale graduated from the Tata School of Social Sciences and decided to educate children living in the slums of Kolhapur, 200 miles south of Bombay (Mumbai). She found that the children could not come to a school because they had to work during the day to supplement the parent's income. Note: THIS is […]

Anuradha Bhosale rescues child laborers and rehabilitates them

Jeevaba Nana Park, where the Avani residential home is located is 7 kilometers from Kolhapur city. Avani is working on the prevention of the many aspects of child exploitation. With scarcity of infrastructure and help of local donors is trying to support children from the deprived classes. The children are provided food, clothes, shelter, proper […]

139 child labourers rescued in New Delhi

16th July, 2011, New Delhi:  Eight children, working in a jewellery shop in punjabi basti, Nangloi and sweet shop was rescued during a rescue operation in the capital today. The rescue was conducted on a complaint filed by Bachpan Bachao Andolan. The rescue operation was led by Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Punjabi Bagh. The youngest […]

India Circus Owners Banned From Using Child Performers

India’s traditional traveling circuses remain widely popular across the country, although attendance has been falling in recent years. Despite their popularity, there have long been concerns about their treatment of child circus performers, many of whom are trafficked from Nepal. Starting this month, India’s Supreme Court banned circus owners from using child performers and demanded […]

Over 200 Million Children Involved in Child Labour Worldwide

An International Labour Organisation (ILO) report indicates that over 200 million children are involved in child labour globally. Over 100 million out of them are involved in its worst form such as child prostitution, stone quarrying and mining. The report indicated that although there had been a decline in the total number of children involved […]

How Much is Child Poverty Costing India?

A guest post by Puja Marwaha | CRY Illness, premature death, illiteracy, incomplete schooling – do these deprivations have a price tag attached? Is childhood spent in poverty and deprivation costing the country? The answer to this difficult question is, yes. A childhood minus basic rights – especially the right to food and the right […]

Child Labour in India, A Slide Show by Kayla

Thanks goes out to Kayla McKenzie for this hauntingly sad and poignant slide show of child labourers set to rich music.  Kayla created this video for a class project to bring greater awareness to this worldwide travesty. Thank you so much Miss McKenzie!

Spare the Child and Spoil the Rod!

Guest Blog by Iti Rakshit in Kolkata Child abuse is a common phenomenon in many developing countries. To protect child rights India recently passed a bill to ban corporal punishment in schools. In a country where less than half the number of children goes to school, it is ironic that crimes committed by school teachers against […]