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Help This Engineer Put An End To The Practice Of Child Labour
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    from New Delhi, Delhi


Rambabu Sharma is the founder of Youth Empowerment Foundation which aims at educating underprivileged children and getting them out of the swamp of child labor. They also aim at providing skill training to the youth in order to make them self-reliant. Getting an education was not easy for Rambabu, it was a journey of years of struggle so he decided to make other’s lives easier.

"I myself was a child laborer working at a factory to help and support my family survive. Being a 12-13 yr old, coming from a village, living in a city itself was a challenge. Whoever I went asking for help, exploited me, who took advantage of me. And this is not only my story there are many like me, who are facing this in life.

We only see that the child is working in the day or begging on the streets. He may earn or collect some money, maybe able to fill his stomach but beyond that, there are a lot of things which are not accessible for him. There are people at every step to bring him down. He’ll get stuck in the swamp he is in, and keep drowning in debts. They’ll never be able to uplift themselves unless they are educated.

I didn’t get any NGO that could help me. So I thought I should start a support system where I could help as many people. At Least I won't deny help to anyone who needs it. So somehow I finished my engineering and got employed in an MNC. I not only fund my total salary to the Foundation but also spend quality time with the Foundation team and community leaders to guide them in achieving the objectives our foundation stands for.

I started the NGO in 2016 to help educate children and support the underprivileged youth. Nowadays we see children who have degrees from good colleges but still get no employment opportunity because our education lacks skill training. So I opened a centre where children who are 14+ or who've finished their 10th grade, are taught skills along with education so that they can provide for themselves and stand on their own feet. So that they can support their family, and their education doesn't come to a halt. We should not make them strong by providing them free things, what will take him ahead is his talent and skills. So there's a 360° development, and a permanent solution can be found.

Our centres have been self-funded. Whatever I earn I give it for the program. But we want to open more such centres with more children to support, but we need help. We need financial support."

YEF has several such initiatives to empower the children and has also provided ration and travel arrangements for 1500+ families during the current crisis.

"Right now we need a lot of support for these children whose education has come to a halt because their parents have lost their jobs due to the lockdown, and now they are going back to work with their parents. Because of the situation at home with debts piling, they’ll not be able to study. We don’t want them to have to work, we want them to be able to continue their education. That's why I have considered giving a scholarship to 10,000 children. 

But there are a lot more children whom we couldn't help because of limited resources. I request you all please come forward and support us to make this a reality."

Your support can help Rambabu and his team reach out to the many children who are in dire need of help.

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