Vocational training

“UP Government Provided Vocational Training to 26,000 Child Laborers in 4.5 Years” | Lucknow News

LUCKNOW: The UP government has provided education and vocational training to 26,933 child laborers over the past 4.5 years, as part of its program to free them from this illegal practice.
A government spokesperson said that under the Naya Savera Yojana, implemented by the Ministry of Labor in collaboration with Unicef, the government worked with child laborers in villages in 20 districts. These include Lucknow, Kanpur, AgraBareilly, Badaun, Moradabad, Ghaziabad, Barabanki, Gonda, Bahraich, Shravasti, Balrampur, Mirzapur, Sonbhadra, Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Varanasi, Ballia, Prayagraj and Gorakhpur.
“To combat the practice of child labor, the government is committed to improving the living standards of child laborers and providing support to their families. Most of these children were employed in hotels, factories, shops and homes.
These children not only help their families, but are also connected to society at large by receiving an education,” the spokesperson said.
He added that the government has identified 39,576 children in 1,197 gram panchayats. Apart from this, no less than 7,561 families have also benefited from social security schemes.