As per the Census of India, 3.9% of children are engaged in child labour, with rag-picking significantly contributing to the number. This causes several health risks to children, keeps them out of school and makes them vulnerable to exploitation. A large part of the rag-picking community hails from slum/peri-urban areas where both children and women are engaged in collecting scrap for a living. A significant portion of their wages is taken away by middlemen, leaving the community socio-economically downtrodden.
We address child labour in the rag-picking community by incorporating children, women, corporates and people into the solution. Children will access child-friendly formal and informal learning institutions, mothers will increase their economic capabilities through sustainable livelihoods with people and corporates contributing and investing in the solution. Know more about miscollect organisation
The project has identified 833 children and 670 families (2680 population) and community members
4 slums in the Hebbal locality of Bangalore city
Chiranjeevi Layout, Rachanhalli kere, Sumanahalli, Thirumanahalli