Bachpan Banao works in the domain of education. It is a youth organization driven by the values of humanity, participation, collaboration and respect for all leading towards an inclusive society.
Bachpan Banao started in 2012 as a small volunteer-driven initiative today has it’s presence in 23 villages, directly working in 12 government schools, running two alternative schools sapno ki shala, for tribal children in Dantewada and Samata school, for children of Rag picker communities. Organisation is also creating impact through continuous advocacy with district administration and state government.
Team of 30 people in various capacities are working as full time karyakarta’s to make this happen. Since our inception we have been supported by the local district administration financially. But support from government comes with it’s own obligations which forced us to take the decision of not to take grants from the government. I feel to protect our independence it was a necessary action. We were partly supported by organisations like Wipro and UNICEF for sometime and discussions for long term support are under process with these organisations, Mean while to sustain ourselves we are in complete lack of funds.