Special Schools for Child Labourers
No more work- but study
WORD is running special schools for child labourers in Namakkal District under National Child Labour Program (NCLP) with the financial assistance from Department of Labour, Government of India. The three special schools are being run in Pallipalayam and Komarapalayam areas in Namakkal District where the textile and power loom industries are concentrated more. The three schools are being run in the following areas.
1. Amman Nagar, Pallipalayam.
2. K. Olappalayam, Komarapalayam.
3. Kandipudur, Pallipalayam.
The child labourers in the special schools are provided with nutritious lunch and they have been given intensive education for 5 hours per day at par with the Tamilnadu Government Education syllabus. Apart from the educational input, the skilled teachers are teaching various skills on cultural, sports and games and fine arts.
Keeping in mind that poverty is the main cause of the child labour system in the country, the parents of the children are being motivated to form as self-help groups to generate income, build assets and move towards self-reliance. It also paved a way to spur the rural economy at the village level.
Currently 99 child labourers are studying in these three special schools from standard 1- standard VIII.
Exposure Program for NCLP Students
On 4th June 2015, the students from the NCLP schools were taken for a one day exposure program to VOC Children Park, Thanthai Periyar Memorial House, Government Museum in Erode.
They also had fun in watching the Great Indian Circus.