Child Rights Cell (CRC)


The CRC works to ensure that children are protected from economic exploitation and are able to exercise their fundamental right of right to education. CRC is involved in rescue and rehabilitation of child labourers, children living on the streets, and runaway/trafficked children in the vicinity of Tirupur.

CRC has been running Anganwadi Centres for children below the age of 5 years since 1996. They aim at the physical and psychological development and well-being of the children attending them. These Centres also cater the children of working mothers.

Towards enhancing the educational rights of children CRC has promoted Bridge Schools in and around Tirupur district, primarily for children belonging to migrant communities. Established in 2002, the Bridge Schools focus on the rights of children below the age of 18. Along with basic education Bridge Schools cater to the overall needs of the children and adolescents. The children are provided nutritional meals, healthcare services, extra-curricular activities, leadership and life skills education, and environmental awareness programmes. Career and personal growth for adolescents is also emphasized.

Child Rights Protection Forum for Girl Children (CRF-G)

CRF-G is aims at ensuring their rights to protection and participation.

Right to protection includes children are safeguarded against all forms of abuse, neglect and exploitation. It encompasses safeguards for children enshrined under the criminal justice system; protection for children in employment; and protection and rehabilitation of children who suffered any kind of exploitation or abuse.
Right to participation encompasses children's freedom of expression in matters affecting their lives, right to join associations and right to assemble peacefully.
CRF-G firmly believes that children in parlance with their capacity should have increasing opportunity of participation in activities of society as responsible citizens.