STORIES FROM BAL ASHRAM
In 1980, Kailash Satyarthi founded Bachpan Bachao Andolan, a small Indian NGO. For over thirty years, Kailash led a singular
and sometimes solitary movement, with the support of his wife Sumedha, to put an end to the scourge of child labor, human slavery and trafficking and to provide access to education for all children. In 1998, they founded a rehabilitation center in Jaipur, Bal Ashram, to provide rescued children with the compassion, education and
vocational training they so desperately need. As a result of their efforts, over 80,000 children have been rescued from slavery.
The film will follow the work of Bachpan Bachao Andolan and capture the lives of children rescued from slave labor at Bal Ashram, following the daily work of love and compassion that Bal Ashram’s leader Sumedha imparts to rescued children. She is educating the next generation of activists. The center has rehabilitated more than 1600 children so far.
Interviews with rescued children, with Kailash and Sumedha and members of Child Friendly communities will speak to the work that needs to be done. The video is intended to motivate, educate and inspire activists, students, individuals, NGOs, corporations and individuals who could contribute resources to support this work.