• 16 Year Old Radha Pandey declared
    Ambassador Against Child Marriage
    in Koderma, Jharkhand

  • KSCF has been working to end child labour and exploitation
    in the mica mining region of Jharkhand since 2005
    through our community-led interventions.

  • Over 5000 children in Koderma and Giridih districts of Jharkhand
    and Nawada district of Bihar, have abandoned education
    to work in mica mines to support their families.

    Source: National Commission for Protection of Child Rights 2019
  • Child labour in mica mining is a global crisis.

  • Community-led solutions are eliminating child labour
    in mica mining and ensuring that our children are free,
    safe and educated.

Our Mission

We will achieve child labour free mica through:

A holistic, multi-dimensional multi-stakeholder approach with children at the center

Launching sustainable community-led child-centric models of change by involving village leaders, community influencers, women’s groups, government officials and representatives from the mica industry to enable children secure their rights and ensure their well-being

The Bal Mitra Gram™ (Child-Friendly Village) Solution For Elimination of Child Labour in Mica Mining

Bal Mitra Gram™️ (BMG™️) or Child Friendly Village is an innovative and transformative grassroots solution for complex problems which adversely affect the protection and well-being of children. This model promotes their best interests through child-centric community development. It empowers children to take democratic action to secure their rights, and enables all stakeholders to work towards building resilient and protective communities that safeguard children from all forms of abuse and exploitation. The model emphasizes on free and quality education for all children.

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