Unable to afford basic human needs like water, food, and shelter, parents are left with no choice but to catapult their children into the same unjust world of child labor that they have grown up in. Few can barely save money and admit their child into a school, hence living a life of struggle and injustice.
The butterfly is a symbol of freedom. The freedom from the clutches of inequality and child labor. Lakshyam (NGO in India for children’s education) vowed to right these wrongs and ensures that the human rights of these children are no longer violated. Butterfly- Child Welfare and Education program aims to provide comprehensive assistance to impoverished children through a learning program focusing on textual and practical knowledge as well as personality development.
The attention and efforts of Lakshyam focus on increasing the school enrollment at the primary level and reducing school drop-out rates, particularly for girls.
Lakshyam believes that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty.
Basic Education is the human right of every individual as laid down in the International Human Rights Law by the United Nations.
The months and years of hardwork seem all the more worth it, as we see the tensions fade away from the faces of the people and hope fill their eyes. These stories are close to our hearts as they serve as a reminder of the pledge we undertook all those years ago of bringing positive change in the society.
We are happy to introduce to you some of Lakshyam’s exceptionally brilliant and bright kids who have overcome tremendous adversities and powered through it all. Their love for life inspires us to extend the best of resources to them.
Brother sister duo were earlier a housemaid and a corn seller..READ MORE
Ankit is 9 years old and who is suffering from Club foot..READ MORE
Samaika (aged 6) is Taushik’s sister and suffers from the same skin condition..READ MORE
Taushik (aged 10) suffers from a genetic skin disease known as Lamellar Ichthyosis..READ MORE
Deepak was a ragpicker , when we use to open our centre early morning 9 am..READ MORE
Sakshi was one of the girls who was seen begging on the traffic signals..READ MORE
Mantasha – A young, squeaky Girl hailing from the suburbs of Arthala..READ MORE
Lakshyam identifies communities which are in dire need of an intervention. We provide aid in order to strengthen the community to a level that they are able to sustain themselves without any outside intervention in future. Following is a glimpse of the areas where we work.
Our project Rooh (Awakening Women’s Soul) empowers women to generate self-employment and a means of income through imparting vocational training and professional skills. We help women overcome their worst fears and become independent. They are trained in different fields according to their interests and involved in a variety of activities which include making Handicraft Products. These handmade products are made mostly out of waste and converted to really useful items. For the women making these products is a symbol of pride that they have learned to be on their own and proved themselves that they are self-sufficient.
By purchasing these hand made products you can make a small contribution in raising the spirits and confidence of the less-privileged women who make them specially for us.
The profit that comes from selling these products is given to the women who create it and some of it is utilized in the programs of Lakshyam related to education and empowerment.
Below are some of the Handicraft Products made by women under Lakshyam’s Rooh Program.
These cute doll pencils are created with waste material like katran, gottaprocured from various designers and manufacturing units.
Price – Rs. 75 for a pair
These dolls are also made from otherwise considered waste material like leftover katrans and gotta. These potlis can just carry anything and look awesome with any attire. Women can also use this as a purse.
Price: Rs. 100
Made from waste, these doll magnets are quite fascinating and actually better than machine-made products with synthetic. These products seem kind of vintage and are extremely durable.
Price: Rs. 100 per pair