Bal Vidya Niketan - Allahabad, UP
A school for the children of poor sex workers
EduCare is providing assistance to Bal Vidya Niketan, a school for the children of sex workers in Allahabad, India for last fifteen years. In this program 64 children received school bags, books, school supplies, uniforms and shoes during 2015. These scholarships intend to give childhood back to these unfortunate children.
The school is operated by Bhartiya Patita Uddhar Sabha, one of the pioneering NGO’s for the settlement, and upliftment of sex workers, widows and their children.
About 90% of sex workers and their children are illiterate and unaware of their rights and duties. The organization arranges for free education in their schools in several cities on the basis of an undertaking given by the mothers that they will not put their daughters in the flesh trade. Unfortunately, the women in this profession are often victims of human trafficking. The Sabha provides free meals to the children to assure their attendance and also operates a sewing training center for their mothers.