NAVAJEEVAN BALA BHAVAN
Bala Vikasa Kendram (BVK)
BVK is located at Auto Nagar, Vijayawada, Krishna Dist., Andhra Pradesh, India. In 1997, the Government of Andhra Pradesh recognized Navajeevan Bala Bhavan as a Fit Institution. Recognizing the success of its work for the cause of street children, Navajeevan was invited in 1997 by the Municipal Corporation to start a ‘centre for the working children’ at Autonagar Industrial Estate, Vijayawada within the city limits. Navajeevan has been intensifying and expanding its work to reach out to greater number of children in need of care and protection.
In collaboration with the city Municipal Corporation, Navajeevan extended its rescuing and protecting mission to the child workers, working in the city Automobile Industrial Estate (Autonagar) and other shop/industrial establishments in and around Vijayawada city
The aim of BVK is to rescue child workers below 14 years and create legal/deterrent awareness among employers against employing child workers below 14 years and ensure rights, safe and healthy environment for child workers above 14 years and create demand for education among the people of the project area, especially the parents. BVK also is the centre for the Youth Parliament for the child workers above 15 years. So far, a total of 8751 children, below 14 years, were rescued since 2002.