ASSIST partners with Philip Morris International; Committed towards the Elimination of Child Labor – Tech

new Delhi, November 20, 2020 / PRNewswire / – ASSIST, an NGO working for the development of poor and marginalized communities in rural areas, has programs directed towards the reduction and elimination of child labor use by tobacco producers in its programs the result is a significant improvement in school attendance. This project by ASSIST in collaboration with Philip Morris International (PMI) to promote school attendance, income generation activities and building awareness on ‘Prevention of child labor and rural development in tobacco growing villages of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka’. focuses on the development of infrastructure. .

So far, children from 62 communities from 57 villages attending regular schools have participated in the program. Around 13400 have started attending school regularly, increasing the number of farm employees. More than 4530 children have reached awareness programs through child-accessible workshops. In awareness rallies and cultural programs, more than 12650 children made aware about 78000 villagers against child labor. Organizing ‘after school’ programs during the growing season in more than 45 schools discourages farmers from including children in the fields.

Mr. Kesar Murthy, Executive Director, ASSIST India He said, “Child labor is a social evil that not only steals innocence from a child’s early years, but also seizes the opportunity to grow and grow as an educated human. Many children from poor communities in rural Andhra Pradesh are missing the opportunity to get education and pursue a better future. In view of the big emerging issues of poverty, illiteracy and lack of infrastructure, the right to care and education of children is being compromised in rural areas. It is India’s effort in partnership with PMI to support these disadvantaged and disadvantaged children in the development of school infrastructure, equipping them with a skill for a better life, ensuring that they have access to education , While protecting their exposure to the environment in which they work, our program has been implemented in schools in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Over the years, we have seen a significant change in the school going patterns of these children. Students, supported by their parents, prefer to attend schools that now have good facilities and basic facilities. We are pleased with the way local communities have joined hands with us to spread awareness against child labor and encourage students to study in schools.

India According to the census, a large number of economically active children is 4.35 million (5-14 years). India in 2011. 60 percent of all child laborers in the age group of 5–17 years worldwide work in agriculture including farming, fishing, aquaculture, forestry and livestock. Most child workers are unpaid family members.

About ASSIST India

Assist (Https://wwvkasist-indiakorg/#) Is a registered non-governmental organization working for the development of poor and marginalized communities in the rural areas of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India. In 1985 it set up was developed which was based on that India Only in proportion to the development of the village can be-India. For more than three decades, ASSIST has changed thousands of lives by committing thousands of lives to the poor, in areas where no other NGO has visited before. ASSIST helps the least disadvantaged members of society, but does so with a difference. The organization’s proven and sustainable approach focuses on the comprehensive development of its target communities.

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