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Gram Swaraj Sangh - CRY UK Supported Project for Underprivileged Children

GSS started interventions by setting up a small school for 50 children of the Koli community, in the Rapar block of Kutch. The Kolis are small farmers who also engage in coal making and the Parkara Kolis are migrants. They are considered to be criminal communities and are looked down upon by the other social groups. They survive on labour intensive activities, including daily wage works and agricultural labour. Today the organisation works in 148 hamlets with the issues of education, health, watershed management and livelihood.
Saying no to child labour,
yes to education.
  • The hamlets are excluded from various government schemes
  • Children are not covered under immunisation. 
  • Integrated child development schemes (which includes pre-school centres) are non-operational
  • Limited access to schools- government primary school is 2 kms and about 6 kms to the nearest secondary school.
  • The very low child sex ratio in the hamlets reflect sex selective abortions and female infanticide
  • Mortality is very high
Our Impact in 2013-14

Our Impact in 2013-14
Looking Ahead
Looking Ahead
  • 100% immunisation of children of all new born children
  • 137 public healthcare centres to be sustained
  • 23 new schools to be demanded
  • 86 schools to provide mid-day meals to children
  • 965 marginalised families to get jobs under Government Employment Scheme
  • 545 child laborers to be enrolled in school
Budget Summary for GSS

Rights Budget Percentage
Right to Survival £5847 25%
Right to Development £4343 19%
Right to Participation £5655 24%
Right to Protection £5352 23%
Administration Cost £2168 9%
Total £23365 100%

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