Welcome to Shaishav !

Shaishav, which means childhood in Gujarati and many other Indian languages, is a volunteer organisation committed to the rights of children. Our focus is on child labour and we believe that quality education is one of the most effective means to keep children out of labour force and ensure child rights. We work in Bhavnagar city and district in the state of Gujarat, India.

We employ a two – fold approach: by working on the ground with children, and by working at a policy level, teaching communities about child rights through campaigns and trainings. Shaishav works with children in 28 slum areas, using conventional and non-conventional teaching methods to build leadership and life skills in children. We teach children about their rights as found under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and emphasize cooperation between social groups, aiming for inclusive, sustained and peaceful change.

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