Based in Varanasi, India, MSEMVS has been focused on eradicating child labor since its inception in 1996. MSEMVS’ strategy is to build a movement at the community levels in order to address the root causes of slavery. Currently, 14 village-based transitional schools are enabling more than 100 survivors to catch up on their education so that they can successfully enter government schools later.
MSEMVS also supports communities by helping women and men set up self-help groups, by conducting literary and skills training as well as vocational training for women and young people and by training government officials and law enforcement to ensure anti-slavery laws are enforced.
Slaves were freed
Children attended MSEMVS transitional schools
Young people received vocational training