change enabled
237
villages reached
13,500
children impacted
Enrolment and retention in schools increased
what changed
The Midnapore area is prone to droughts and cyclones making the soil saline, and the area non-arable. Farmers are forced to migrate, resulting in poverty, child labour, child trafficking and child marriages. Poor teacher-student ratios in schools meant a drop in the quality of education and child welfare.
KJKS intervened and shifted to focus from mere welfare to a holistic approach towards long-term change. Awareness building, community participation and advocacy have played a key role in systematically bringing about change. It is a change that will impact future generations too.
Today, the children of Midnapore have the confidence to stand up to political parties and demand the restoration of their rights.

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