It is children, not adults, who know best what children need and want. Instead of merely ‘helping’ children, CWC works to empower children to organise themselves and identify, and solve, their problems. Read about Bhima Sangha, the union of working children facilitated by CWC.
“It is the quality and nature of the individuals that our education system produces, and the interrelationships they are capable of, that will determine the socio-political fabric of our nation.” Education has become a key area of work for CWC in recent years.
In recent years, CWC has become increasingly active in campaigning for decentralisation of political power and government services in Karnataka and across India. Strong, empowered local governments are crucial to addressing the problems of child labour and poverty in all its forms.
CWC believes that children are capable of identifying obstacles, advocating for solutions, and participating in governance. The role of adults is to facilitate children’s participation, not to speak for children.