The children of the waste pickers and other working women in the Slums in Indore suffer most from lack of care, nutrition and education as their mothers as unorganized workers, waste pickers and domestic workers, get little time to care for their family and children. The mother has to go for work from early morning to late evening to find family’s both ends meet. In such situation the small infant is left with the elder sibling to be cared for which makes these children to remain at home and not to go to school.
Janvikas is running bridge course centers in slums as models for prevention of child labour. Lack of proper facilities for education make the children child labourers. Through the bridge course centers working children and the drop out students are mainstreamed by preparing them for the board exams according to their leaning capacity and age.
The project has the following objectives to achieve the long term goal of compulsory primary education. The major objectives are as under:
Janvikas offers one month to three months career oriented skill training including,
The trade selected and curriculum designed is totally based on the demands of job-market/probable employers. Regular contact is made with the possible employers and they are also invited regularly to visit the Career & Employability Training Centre.
Activities are in progress in 'Creating awareness among people of Indore city on cleanliness' as part of Swach Bharat Abhiyan in collaboration with Indore Municipal corporation.
An extensive survey of Rag Pickers in Indore city is being carried out by Janvikas Society.
Janvikas is part of the nation wide campaign for inclusion of Rag Pickers into the Solid Waste Management Process.
The Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 clearly states about the inclusion of Rag Pickers in the Solid Waste Management Process. Rag Pickers are the owners of dry waste generated.
National Workshop of Alliance of Indian Waste Pickers (AIW) will be held on 11th and 12th of February 2020 in Bhopal. Waste Pikers along with representatives of organizations working with waste pickers will discuss various issues faced by them during the workshop.
National Youth Day will be celebrated at Janvikas along with the Youth Club members from different slums.
Admissions are open for the 9th batch of DB Tech Skill Training in Tailoring, Office Assistant, Assistant Beauty Therapist and Assistant Electrician. The new batch will commence from first week of April 2020.