Saturday, November 26, 2016

Science Mela (12 & 13 Nov. 2016)

Visitors: Students from IIT Kanpur (29 Oct. 2016)

Students from IIT Kanpur: a group of 25 students from IIT Kanpur on 29th October came to visit Tatiyaganj centre of Apna Skool. They gave various gifts to Apna Skool kids.  They played with kids, fired crackers, ate sweets etc.

Diwali celebration (29 Oct. 2016)

Diwali festival was celebrated on centers on 29th  Oct. . Teachers told kids about the festival, why it is celebrated and how it is celebrated. Kids were also told inspirational stories. On occasion of Diwali, Laiya, Khilona, Gatta, Banana and Sweets were distributed between kids. Kids took oath that they will not use firecrackers on Diwali. Kids were also told how the smoke generated from firecrackers pollute our environment.  

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Child from Apna Skool - winner of inter -School competition (Oct. 2016)

Vanya Praani Saptah’16 was celebrated in Zoological Park, Kanpur. An inter-school competitions were organized, in which students of around 30 schools were participated. It was held on 3 October, 2016. Children of migrant workers from Apna Skool Education centre competed in the competition. A detail related to the result of Apna Skool Kids is given below:
·         Alka & Roli - (8th) won first position in "Rangoli"
·         Gudiya (5th) won first prize in "Painting"

Saturday, September 24, 2016

END Slavery in Brick Kilns in India


Dear All,

Two years ago when I visited a brick kiln near IIT Kanpur with Vijaya Didi, daughter of a former President of India who is running a one room school without the roof for the benefit of children of workers, I was appalled to first hand witness plight of these bonded laborers working in slave like conditions. I was moved. I decided that we need to do something.

We have launched a petition drive to address the problem. You can read more about the petition "END Slavery in Brick Kilns in India" and our suggestion to Prime Minister of India at slavery-in-brick-kilns-in- india

Please consider signing the petition to show your concern with the current situation and demand for change.  Our goal is 1000 signatures. 513 Signatures are already on the petition.


Thank You
Ashok Gupta

PS: India, according to 2016 Global Slavery Index, has the highest number of people in the world trapped in modern-day slavery with 18.35 million victims of forced/bonded labor. About 10 million of India’s “modern slaves” labor in appalling conditions in brick kilns. Entire families of men, women and children as bonded-laborers are working in these kilns for a pittance and in terrible conditions. They work 12 to 18 hours a day to pay off their undocumented debt in perpetuity, from generation to generation, to produce what is now termed as “blood-bricks” for the construction industry.