Programmes for Working Children
Raaste (Non-formal Education)
WHAD addresses child labour related issues as it leads to intergenerational cycles of poverty and impedes progress towards the MDG. Child labourers work in conditions which cannot be approached and they learn to keep silence. WHAD works towards bringing visibility, accessibility and assertiveness. This programme gives such children in the age group of 9 to 14 years a space and a voice, where they gather for two hours a day and learn to become actors in their own protection and are helped to claim their own rights.
Advocacy with Employers of Child Labourers
When children are exploited as bonded labourers by their employers, WHAD steps in with a firm legal and protective background to redeem the children from the clutches of poverty and helps them look forward to a decent bright future. Such employers are advised and educated to become responsible citizens in the society so that they become supporters of the younger generation instead of exploiting them.