India is one of the countries with the highest level of children population in the world. India is also unfortunately one of the countries with the highest level of child labor problems. Though government has strict policies against child labor, the problem is still rife in India. To change this situation, many children NGOs are working hard. They contribute to the society in very noble way. They try to approach the problem of child labor in the country in a number of ways.
One of the major reasons for child labor problems in India is poverty. Poverty cannot be alleviated by just doling out money to the poor and if NGOs in India were to take the approach of giving away money in an effort to change the situation they will never over come the problem. Rather than giving them fish, what NGOs have to do is to teach them to fish. This will provide them with long term solutions. One of the contributions from the children NGOs in India is to run several social awareness programs to help business owners and shop owners realize how they hamper the growth of the country by using child laborers in their organization and in their shops.
Another reason why we have child labor problems is because of the fact that these children do not get a chance to go to school because they need to work to support their family and also because their parents do not have enough money to send their children to school.
The main purpose of existence of an educational NGO in India and in Mumbai in particular, is to offer free education to the needy children. They also cater to the slum children. They try to provide quality education for slum children through formal education and also through informal education systems. They bring to slum children the best opportunities that they will ever get. By giving them these educational opportunities, they create a bright future from them. They can apply for jobs like any other individual and improve their standard of life.
We cannot be complacent saying that these NGOs are doing a wonderful job. We also have our social responsibility to help these slum children who are in financially disadvantaged situation. Every little help in this area will bear great fruit in the future. One of the ways of helping these children is to give financial support to an educational NGO in Mumbai so that they can serve more slum children. Without enough funds they will be able to help only limited children. If they get help from the general public, they can include hundreds of children in their free educational programs.