Working with Village Schools to Prevent the Seasonal Migration of Children
More than 40 per cent of the population in the Beed district of Maharashtra is migratory, and consists of socially, economically and educationally marginalised Dalits and tribal, landless farm-labourers. These people earn their livelihoods as agricultural labourers in the fields owned by upper castes, and migrate during sugarcane cutting season, which lasts for about 4-6 months of the year. Due to this migratory lifestyle, for years, the children of these communities have been deprived of education.
The Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation supports the Janvikas Samajik Sanstha in its work with village schools to prevent the seasonal migration of the children with their parents for labour jobs.
Janvikas Samajik Sanstha is a grass-root level, non-profit, voluntary organisation with its main office in the Beed district of Maharashtra. Since 1995, the organisation has been striving towards the development and improvement of the vulnerable sections of the society residing in the Beed district of Maharashtra.
The organisation addresses the issues of land rights, gender equality, education of the children of the migrant labourers, and the security of the agro-based livelihood of the villagers. Operating in seven talukas of Beed district, the organisation facilitates and strengthens 618 CBOs in 222 villages.