EuroSchool Airoli - a venture of EuroKids International, the pre-school specialist and India's largest education service provider observed 'World Day Against Child Labour' by conducting a survey. The Social Study department of grade 5th and grade 9th (325 students) stepped up to the fight against child labour. The students conducted a survey with a total sample size of 2000 household. The survey was conducted between June 12 - 27.
Analysis done by Euro Economist
78% people voted for free education
76% say one needs to be a responsible citizen should be developed in students for long term solution
62% say there should be more awareness campaigns
30% say sponsor a child for their basic needs
20% say there should be free meal to the poverty section to avoid domestic workers.
EuroSchool's Creative & Design Club and its teachers put together an installation of child labour and depicted the image of the society. The students were informed and communicated about the awareness in the general assembly's that highlighted the meaning of child labour, age criteria that defines child labour and how it harms the child. The classroom discussion was extension of the awareness. The students were asked to get responses from their immediate neighbourhood about their views on 'child labour'.
Dr Natasha Mehta, Principal EuroSchool, Airoli said, "EuroSchool observed that 215 million children are still labouring to survive and more than half of these are exposed to the worst forms of child labour, including slavery and involvement in armed conflict. Hence, it was very important for us to conduct practical activity on the same. This has helped build a better understanding at an early stage. We wish to continue our awareness campaign in every possible way to usher in a change and see the world as a place 'where the mind is without fear & the head is held high' as Tagore had once dreamt of.
Results of the Survey
Recommendations for the abolition of child labour, as per the suggestions from the survey respondents.
Multi-pronged strategies are required.
Stringent laws to be passed that makes child labour a punishable offence.
Strengthening the education system so that children removed from work could go to school.
Not all people believe that there is a solution to child labour.
Many people believe that it is ok for children to work if the parents can't afford to feed and clothe the child.
Notes to Editor
India's largest pre-school chain with more than 880 pre-schools in 300 towns and cities, EuroKids is owned by EuroKids International Ltd. Since inception in 2001, EuroKids seeks to be the dominant player in the Pre-school segment by offering the best educational experience to young students, with the focus on surroundings and ambience of the school aiming at enhanced growth of a child.
Owned by EuroKids International Ltd, EuroSchool is a venture comprising co-educational schools enrolling pupils from LKG to Grade XII. EuroSchool is run on the philosophy of balanced schooling between academics and co-curriculum activities. The EuroSchool network spans 17 schools across India built on the motto of 'Learn... Explore... Discover yourself'.