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With an average of 50,000 new cases daily in the month of May, Karnataka witnessed a new peak in the COVID pandemic. The second wave did not spare children, teenagers, and youth in their 20s, who accounted for a large number of infections and fatalities. According to the official data, 7,06,449 people got infected between...
The Balmanch (Children’s club) in mica dependent districts, emphasises on promoting education, self development, managing and operating facilities provided to children. The Balmanch was formed by our project and the children in the club work towards addressing child exploitation as a result of child labour in the region.  Balmanch meetings are conducted once in every...
Just when the child marriage of a 12-year-old Sneha* was about to take place, the Regional Secretariat staff of Bagalkot, Karnataka, accompanied by the movement leaders of our IMAGE , reached the venue and stopped it.  Sneha, who has grown up seeing her cousins get married at the age of 10 to 12  in her...
Women and girls always occupy the forefront when it comes to gender-based interventions. While it holds true that most gender discrimination is faced by women, the fight for a world with gender justice cannot be won by mobilising girls alone. Keeping this in mind, our project IMAGE which works on the empowerment of child brides,...
With the outbreak of the second wave, the socio-economic condition of our children and their families has worsened. They have limited or no access to health care and COVID protection, are facing food insecurity, have lost their means of livelihood, lack awareness on managing the virus and are in a total state of panic. We,...
The prevailing COVID conditions places families dependent on mica mining at risk. Firstly, they have lost their livelihood and have no means to survive. This makes their children extremely vulnerable to drop out of school and work in the mines. Additionally, the region being rural and remote, lacks access to proper health care services, placing...
Children of India Foundation aims to eliminate worst forms of child labour from the Mica mining belt in Jhakhand, India,  One of the objectives in achieving this is connecting community members with relevant social welfare and social protection government schemes such as Prime Minister Housing Scheme, MNREGA Job cards, Kisan Samman Scheme, COVID-19 Vaccination, Girl...
GOOD Year-End Child-Led Evaluation
Year-end Child-Led Evaluation Program was organized by project GOOD at three operating districts Vijayapura on 19 March 2021, Belgaum and Bagalkot, on 21 March 2021. It involved Kishori leaders, community members, kishori mothers, government school teachers, panchayat members, and 180 children per location. The program was organized by Children of India and was inaugurated by...
“I was married at the age of 15 after my father passed away”, said an adolescent Renuka from a district in North Karnataka. “I grew up with a lot of dreams in my heart, but after marriage I was not sure if I could fulfil them”, she added. Every year, 1.5 million girls under the...
“This is Charki Bakri and that is Goli Bakri“, says Sunita Devi as she speaks about her goats. “I love them very much”, she adds. Sunita Devi lives in the Mica belt of Jharkhand, where low wages from extreme dependence on Mica collection places families in abject poverty. The result of this is that children...
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