KOLKATA NATIONAL CHILD LABOUR PROJECT (KNCLP)
Supported by Ministry of Labour, Govt, of India
The primary aim of this project is to withdraw children who are involved in child labour. Tiljala Shed has been entrusted by KNCLP to take care of fifty children involved in hazardous jobs for the past five years. Children are provided as per their needs to prepare them for mainstreaming in formal schools. The components are bridge courses, mid-day meals, skills and vocational trainings and other needs to help them attain primary schools like other children. A stipend of Rs.150 per month is given to all the children who attend the school regularly and give up the jobs. A saving bank account is opened in the name of the child and the stipend is deposited in that account. The children are regularly checked by our appointed doctors and medicines are provided free of cost. Vocational training in viable trades such assalwar suits, churidar, frock and tunics are being imparted to them. Most of the children have learnt the trade with interest. Recreation facilities are also provided.