The programme focuses on providing educational support to rural children in the age group of 13 - 18 years to facilitate them to complete their secondary level (tenth standard) and prevent school drop-out. It also aims to render training and awareness on child protection to adolescent children in government schools along with the teachers to make the schools child friendly and reduce the incidence of human trafficking and other forms of abuse and exploitation. The programme is tailor-made to be implemented in active child trafficking source areas around border villages in the states of Bihar and West Bengal.
- Retention of 100% children in school Improved educational levels for 80% children.
- Reduced vulnerability to situations of child marriage, child labour, child trafficking and other forms of violence.
Stories of change
Education and your kindness are a ray of hope for Neha
With sheer determination and hardworking, Neha finished class 10 with impressive marks. Now, she is in conversation with VIHAAN-appointed community teachers and mentors to take the next step in their lives.Read more
From work to school: VIHAAN's efforts to reduce vulnerabilities to child labour
14-year-old Sudhir* couldn’t see his palms in the darkness of his room, but he felt intense pain from long-hours of working under gruelling conditions at the steel wire-mesh factory in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.Read more
The strength and resilience of a survivor of sex trafficking
When Priya* was in her early teens, she was introduced to the world of social media and mesmerized by it. She enjoyed making friends and communicating with new social connections.Read more