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BACK TO SCHOOL: A section of the rescued children at a function in Kancheepuram on Friday. photo: a. muralitharan
BACK TO SCHOOL: A section of the rescued children at a function in Kancheepuram on Friday. photo: a. muralitharan

Staff Reporter

Notebooks and uniforms were distributed to 100 other children

KANCHEEPURAM: Twenty-seven children rescued from bonded labour by a non-governmental organisation, Social Action Movement (SAM),were admitted to various schools this academic year.

The 27 children 11 girls and 16 boys were rescued from rice mills, agriculture-related work, silk weaving units and domestic work.

Notebooks, uniforms

Apart from putting these children in regular schools, notebooks and uniforms were distributed to 100 other children, who were also rescued from bonded labour by the organisation.

Contribution

P.B Martin, Director, Social Action Movement, said that the books and uniforms that were distributed were purchased using the money saved by the parents over the past year and an equal amount contributed by the organisation.

Sakthi Kamalammal, Member of the Legislative Assembly, also provided special financial assistance to the families of the rescued children at a function held here on Friday.

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