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Help Us Help These Children

Help sustain childcare centres for underprivileged children!

The Centre for Labour Education and Development (CLEAD) has been working towards the protection of women workers and elimination of child labour since 1991. It operates child care centers and rehabilitation centers for child labourers and school dropouts, conducts skills training for women and young girls whose parents are released bonded labourers, and organizes regular medical camps for families of unorganized workers across Tamil Nadu. CLEAD has been active in Tamil Nadu for 27 years now, without actively seeking funds from corporate funders. It is allied with registered labour unions and slumdweller rights organizations across the country and in Tamil Nadu, and has thus far relied primarily on individual donations from friends of the organization. Since we are particularly strapped for funds now and need to sustain our childcare centres, we thought we would ask for help.

Currently, CLEAD operates childcare centres in three low income neighbourhoods in Chennai - Triplicane, Kannagi Nagar, and Sathya Nagar C. About 30 children regularly attend these centres on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm, where they receive preschool education and nutritious meals. In addition to the costs of cooking for the children and maintenance of the facilities, one teacher and two ayahs are also employed from the neighbourhood to be engaged in childcare and education, and are paid nominal salaries of Rs. 5000 and Rs. 2500 a month for their services. Since CLEAD operates only through donations from friends of the organization, we could really use some money to keep the childcare centres running. Our target for this round of fundraising is Rs. 1,80,000, to manage our expenses across three childcare centres for four months. (If we cross this target, we will be sustained for longer!) But even a little from you goes a long way in helping children of unorganized workers be taken care of while their parents go to work (and encourage the mothers to go to work), eat nutritiously, learn the basics and get used to going to school until they are old enough to!

All donations are exempt under Sec 80G of Income Tax Act (80G DIT(E)No.2(532)12-13). Receipts from the organization will reach you 60 days from the time of donation.
Childcare at Sathya Nagar C
Childcare at Sathya Nagar C
Childcare facility at Kannagi Nagar
Childcare facility at Kannagi Nagar
Brief activity report: CLEAD 2016-17
Brief activity report: CLEAD 2016-17
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14th December 2018
Thank you so much for donating to our campaign - we exceeded our target in this round of fundraising! Receipts from CLEAD will be emailed to you before the end of the month.

We are withdrawing funds now in order to keep our three childcare centres running, and exploring possibilities to expand our services in other needy areas. This is possible only because of your generosity, so thank you again.

Here are pictures from activities conducted with the children of wastepickers in Korukkupet!



Thank you so much for donating to our campaign - we exceeded our target in this round of fundraising! Receipts from CLEAD will be emailed to you before the end of the month.

We are withdrawing funds now in order to keep our three childcare centres running, and exploring possibilities to expand our services in other needy areas. This is possible only because of your generosity, so thank you again.

Here are pictures from activities conducted with the children of wastepickers in Korukkupet!



26th November 2018
We have met about 75% of our target, and hope that by extending our deadline a bit, we might inch closer to our target. Please share this link with your friends if you haven't already!

Meanwhile, in the last month, the government has brought an anganwadi through the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) programme to Kannagi Nagar. Since the children of that area are now provided for by the government, we have reallocated our infrastructure and resources to start a much-needed balwadi service in Perambur, for children of migrant labourers from Bihar, Odissa and Jharkhand. Check out pictures!

  
We have met about 75% of our target, and hope that by extending our deadline a bit, we might inch closer to our target. Please share this link with your friends if you haven't already!

Meanwhile, in the last month, the government has brought an anganwadi through the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) programme to Kannagi Nagar. Since the children of that area are now provided for by the government, we have reallocated our infrastructure and resources to start a much-needed balwadi service in Perambur, for children of migrant labourers from Bihar, Odissa and Jharkhand. Check out pictures!

  
17th November 2018
Dear All
The children at our centre in Neelam Basha Dargah in Triplicane got little gifts and did fun things on Children's Day. They say hello, and a huge thank you to all those who have donated so far.

Only ten days of the campaign to go, and we have met less than half of our target so far. If you haven't donated yet, please consider donating. If you have already donated, please share the link with your friends and encourage them to donate!

Dear All
The children at our centre in Neelam Basha Dargah in Triplicane got little gifts and did fun things on Children's Day. They say hello, and a huge thank you to all those who have donated so far.

Only ten days of the campaign to go, and we have met less than half of our target so far. If you haven't donated yet, please consider donating. If you have already donated, please share the link with your friends and encourage them to donate!

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Rs.212,993 raised

Goal: Rs.200,000

Beneficiary: Centre for Labo... info_outline
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Great effort Priti!

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God Bless you all. Wishing the best

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