Stop Child Labour partner organization SAVE has declared Wards 16 and 17 in Tirupur Child Labour Free Zones. This was achieved through working with the community, including families, children, schools, businesses and all others involved. The social norm was set that ‘no child should work – every child must be in school’. By doing so, all people involved worked together to eradicate the use of child labour. Children not in school were supported to enroll into SAVE’s Bridge Schools and/or mainstreamed into formal schools. In the Child Labour Free Zones all children are now going to school.
See a short video on the work of SAVE in the area here.
Another interesting video about the work of SAVE can be found here.