Making farming more sustainable in India.
Cathy and I then got the chance to interview a student from each school and hear their personal take on the value of the Children’s Parliament. They spoke of their confidence growth, empowerment, and the real changes which have occurred in their communities.
A girl from Anandalok school spoke of her personal background as a child labourer and how Lalita and Development Action Society enrolled her in school; something which she recognises as changing her life. She feels education should be open to all and that the Children’s Parliament is a way in which all children can be told of their rights.
It was an inspirational day and an amazing chance to see the future change makers of India.
We were so lucky to receive an opportunity to visit DAS’s Children’s Parliament a few weekend ago. Students from various schools discuss issues which affect their community - ranging from child marriage, alcohol abuse, child labour - through a variety of methods including newspaper articles, debates, and dramas.
Some of the incredible boys who attend a residential school in the Sunderbans. It is part of the National Child Labour Project and approximately 45 boys are involved. They were so excited to have us stay for the weekend; we played soccer on Friday which turned into a massive mud fight and the same Saturday.