A special school for child labourers was inaugurated by National Child Labour Project (NCLP) and Forum for Children Rights at Bhaskar Raopeta near Rajiv Gandhi Park in the city. The school will be run by Sahaaya Society.
To spread awareness about the Right to Education Act, the school was opened under the Krishna District Child Labour Schools scheme run by NCLP, said field officer Prasanna. Each student should strive to bring other children, who had left regular schools, to this school, she added.
As children have the right to education provided by the Indian Constitution, every child could pursue primary education free-of-cost. Children play a key role in the development of the society, so they need to be educated, said Forum for Children’s Rights officer B.S. Koteswara Rao.
A meeting was held to increase the number of Anganwadi centres. This school would be helpful for children who had financial problems in the family, he opined.
The government has been introducing various schemes to educate children and the NCLP as part of one of the schemes introduced by the government. The school would provide a bright future to the students, all children can avail of this opportunity to pursue education, said forum convener P. John Raju.
The school starts at 9.00 a.m. and ends at 3.00 p.m. Children should consider this as a boon and utilise this as an opportunity in the best way, he added. To provide information about children who are out of school, people should contact officials over thechild line number- 1098.