Child Labor NGO’s in India

The problem of child labor in India is so huge that it demands support and contribution from every part of society to completely eradicate this problem. In recent times, government has taken some concrete steps for improving the situations of child laborers. Providing free education, encouraging parents to send their kids to schools with awareness campaigns and allocation of funds towards child health and development etc are some of the steps taken by the state. Among the UN organizations, UNICEF has remained instrumental in initiating several steps against child labor. UNICEF has been well supported by civil society organizations and NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations). Several renowned and committed NGOs are working to improve the situation in this field. These NGOs, both local and international, focus on different problems concerning child labor. Let’s have a look at some of the top NGOs dealing with menace of child labor.

World Vision India
Lajpat Nagar-II
New Delhi – 110024
Tel: +91-11-6831168

Action Aid India
South Extension II
New Delhi – 110049
Tel: +91-11-51640571

Concerned for Working Children (CWC)
Bangalore – 560017
Tel: +91-80-5234611

Green Park Extension
New Delhi – 110016
Tel: +91-11-6163935

Global March Against Child Labour
New Delhi – 110019
Tel: +91-11-26224899

Child Relief and You (CRY)
Sane Guruji Marg
Mumbai – 400011
Tel: +91-22-23096845

CREDA (Centre for Rural Education and Development Action)
Mirzapur – 231001
Uttar Pradesh
Tel: +91-5442-62285

Tughlakabad Instnl Area
New Delhi – 110062
Tel: +91-11-29955505

CARE India
Hauz Khas Village
New Delhi – 110 016
Tel: +91-11-26564059

Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road
Kolkata – 700016
West Bengal
Tel: +91-33-22452705

Salaam Baalak Trust
Paharganj Main Market
New Delhi
Tel: +91-11-23589305

Save the Children (UK)
Kailash Colony
IInd Floor
New Delhi – 110048
Tel: +91-11-26441174

We cannot undermine the huge role played by NGOs in handling child labor issues. Specific NGOs focus on certain areas of improvement. For instance, if Action Aid India concentrates on child education and on street and working children then CRY targets underprivileged children who don’t have basic resources to sustain themselves. NGOs are carrying child development activities all over India. Some children educational NGOs engage themselves in offering free education to poor kids. They teach children living in slums.

Quite a few NGOs focus on girls’ education. It has been witnessed that girls are made to work whereas the boy child is allowed to study but that needs to be changed. So community organizations seek to improve the quality of life of socially disadvantaged girls. With the help of health, education and social mobilization, NGOs are helping street children and in different parts of the country.

Some NGOs address issues related to lack of sensitivity and infrastructure for children’s rehabilitation, education, and reintegration. They provide basic services to the children, including formal and non-formal education. We should also contribute our bit to these NGOs through donation or by offering our services.