Sunday, August 19, 2007

Butterflies

For a change here is an NGO that is not complaining about child labour and how it is bad for the children. Instead they have accepted that it is an inevitable fact of life here in India, and are doing something to truly help these children instead of forcibly enrolling them in school or picketing outside organizations that employ children. They are helping these street children save their hard earned money and by giving them loans for projects. Some of these children are apparently saving up for school. It is good to see small organizations bring about a positive change through their actions rather than through vociferous protests based on silly standards. Here is a feature on a Bank run by children, and here is the website of the NGO Butterflies.

1 comment:

Daniel J. D'Amico said...

Hear Hear !!! This is a really neat story Triya.