1992-2008 Children Welfare Govt. Funded
The eradication of child labour has always been a concern for the Indian Government. Due to their growing concern, the Government of India started the National Child Labour Project, in an effort to provide education to those children who were working instead of studying in school.
The programme was implemented locally by the District Collector of Tirunelveli.
Sri Ramakrishna Seva Nilayam was one of the first organizations chosen to run the project in the Tirunelveli District. As a result, the organization started several schools in 2000 for the benefit of working children. For the first 6 years, Sri Ramakrishna Seva Nilayam ran 6 schools, 2 each in the blocks of Tenkasi, Kadayanallur, and Vasudevanallur. As of last year only 2 schools remain, both in the Vasudevanallur block. Currently, 50 children are the beneficiaries of these 2 schools that are in operation.
In addition to a classroom education, the children are being provided with vocational training, free lunch, and a stipend of INR 100 per month. This programme has been so successful that the schools run by Sri Ramakrishna Seva Nilayam have been judged the best of the 50 schools in the Tirunelveli District.