Peace Ride: Education for quarry workers’ children, Chikballapur

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Ashalaya Trust has been rendering service to the underprivileged people especially for the children of the migrant quarry labourers for the last fifteen years. The educational and all round development opportunities for these children are very poor because of various reasons like migration, inaccessibility of schools, ignorance of parents, lack of motivation, poverty, bondage and poor socialization. There is an urgent need to improve the quality of life of the workers and their children in Thilkunte, Chikballapur. 
Current Scenario: 
  • The children of quarry workers are not sent to schools, instead they accompany their parents to their place of work. 
  • This makes the children vulnerable to become child labourers.
  • They also get exposed to the hot sun, quarry dust, stone blasting, pouring rain, accidents and other hazardous situations. 
  • Current centers are run in very small huts which are not spacious and safe enough to accommodate children.
There is an immediate need to construct a building with one hall, kitchen and toilet to run the non-formal education programme so that the children can study in a safe environment.
Mentioned below are the areas for support for active community participation and sustained efforts.
Neighborhood Support Requirements:
Areas of support
Activities
Estimated Cost
Construct a school building 
  • Construct a building (one hall, one kitchen and toilet) for the children of quarry workers to be in 
  • To provide safe stay for the children during the day
INR 3,00,000/- per center per year
Improve quality of education of children 
  • To provide learning materials and play materials to children
  • Impart life skills education to the children
  • Give opportunities for students to take part in extra-curricular activities like dance, music, art etc.
  • Procurement of a TV set to provide entertainment for these children. 
INR 50,000/-  per center per year
Health care facilities
  • To offer free health care to the children in the quarry area by organizing regular medical camps
  • Keeping handy a fully stocked first aid box
  • Distribution of free medicines
INR 30,000/- per center per year 
Awareness programs
  • Conduct awareness programmes for children, parents and quarry owners on 
  •             safety issues 
  •             importance of education 
  •             health and nutrition
INR 20,000/- per center per year
Volunteering Support
  • Volunteers to help conduct the above mentioned activities.
Pro-bono
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