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Pooja, a brave seventeen-year-old mother of two, found herself at a fork in the road in a small village where tradition frequently trumped personal ambitions. Pooja was forced into marriage while still in eighth grade, and she reluctantly bid farewell to her school days in favor of the responsibilities of marriage and motherhood. The Struggle...
In the heart of India, the children of former Devadasis, largely from the Dalit caste, face a hard reality as a result of their mothers’ Devadasi lineage. . These children face a unique challenge – they don’t know who their fathers are, and their mothers have been burdened with the heinous profession of being a...
Child marriage is a serious issue in parts of India, including Chikkaballapura district. A crucial step was taken on August 28, 2023, when a workshop was held in Chelur, Bagepalli block. This workshop focused on educating Child Marriage Prohibition Officers (CMPOs) about their vital role in preventing child marriages and protecting children’s rights. With 141...
Devadasi System: An Ancient Practice  Children of Devadasi undergo discrimination, drop out of school early, face violence and abuse. Even the children who do not take the path of sex work still face society’s stigma of being a ‘prostitute’s child’ which holds them back from maximizing their potential. In many cases, it is this ostracizing...
Hailing from socio-economically deprived Devadasi communities, children from villages of North Karnataka go through complex challenges. They are denied basic respect and rights, and are discriminated against; let alone the economic crisis that comes with it.  To bring them out of these stressful situations and empower them mentally and emotionally, our project Children GOOD conducts...
Over 3 lakh people in India surrendered their lives to Covid-19. Sadly, many of the deceased were the sole breadwinners in their families.  We collaborated with Kinara Capital’s CSR wing and worked to uplift these families. The team identified families in rural areas of Tamil Nadu who lost hope due to the unprecedented storm that...
“All schools deserve good playgrounds,” said 16-year-old Asha, the leader of her village’s girls group. The Halagenshwar Kishori Group was formed in January 2020 under our Children GOOD project. The members of this group are children aged 12 to 18 and belong to marginalised Devadasi communities in North Karnataka. “We as a community have been...
Training given to children about child rights regarding education, child marriages and child labour
Children living in our Children GOOD Project operational areas, have very little access to fundamental requirements such as nutritional food, healthcare, education, protection and advocacy. Despite strong government regulations and policies, children in India continue to face challenges in attaining these child rights, especially those pertaining to education, forced labour and child marriages. To address...

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