Welfare Scheme For Working Children In Bihar
Child Labour is the harsh reality of our country which is making our economy hollow from inside. To eliminate this menace, Indian Government has been in the constant pursuit of making every state to take proper steps, ┬áthis view Directorate of Social Welfare under Bihar Government has come up with new scheme for welfare of working children. ┬áUnder this scheme, ┬áopportunities in non-formal education and vocational training to working children are provided to facilitate their entry/re-entry into mainstream education in cases where they have either not attended any learning system or where, for some reasons, their education has been discontinued.
- Child Workers with none or ineffective family support such as children of slum/pavement dwellers/drug addicts, children living on railway platforms/ along railway lines, children working in shops, dhabas, mechanic shops, children engaged as domestic workers, children whose parents are in jail, children of migrant/sex workers, leprosy patients, etc.
- Non-governmental organizations are eligible for financial assistance to set up composite centers under this Scheme.
- Vocational Training will be provided to the child workers.
- Department will provide 90% financial assistance to nongovernmental organizations for expenditure on running the composite centers and other projects.
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