MV Foundation organizes training programs for two groups of people:

1. The Foundation’s staff
2. Stakeholders
3. NGOs

The spirit of MVF’s Non-Negotiables is imparted in all MVF training programs.

The following training programs are conducted for the Foundation’s staff. The training programs targeted at the youth and the volunteers have been designed based on their experience.

In addition to these programs, MVF staff undergo constant on-the-job instruction through review meetings and exposure visits. Senior staff at MVF have also participated in structured training programs on the following issues:

● Debates on Poverty and Development
● Role of State and Public Action
● Social Transformation in India
● Organisation and Development
● Education and Development

Participants Duration Program Content
Youth 5 Days Orienting youth on the importance of survey and MVF’s Non-Negotiables
Volunteers 3 Days Orienting volunteers on the process of eliminating child labour via community mobilization
Education Activists 7 Days Orienting activists on existing classroom practices and the importance of community mobilization in child labour eradication
Organisers 9 Days Training in leadership, team-building and management of the program.
Mandal In-charge 7 Days Training in leadership, team-building, identification of strengths and weaknesses of the team and more
District In-charge 7 Days Training in leadership, team-building, identification of strengths and weaknesses of the team and more
Volunteers for Long term Bridge Course Camp 35 Days Training volunteers to become effective teachers and aides for students in every way
Volunteers for Short term Bridge Course Camp 21 Days Training volunteers to become helpful counselors and effective teachers

MV Foundation has identified that child labour can only be eradicated if the entire community commits to the cause. Orienting the various stakeholders to the importance of child education has also created a positive impact. The following programs have been designed for these parties with these concepts in mind.

Participants Duration Program Content
Members of School Education Committee 1 Day Structured exposure visits and defining the role of School Education Committee
Gram Panchayats 1 Day Structured exposure visits and defining the role of Gram Panchayats
Govt. School Teachers 7 Days Structured exposure visits and the role of teachers in abolishing child labour
Child Rights Protection Committee 1 Day Structured exposure visits and the importance of MVF’s Non-Negotiables
Women’s Groups 1 Day Structured exposure visits with an emphasis on Girls Rights
Govt. Officials 1 Day Importance of MVF’s Non-Negotiables

MV Foundation is committed to the goal of eradicating child labour in India. The Foundation’s success in the field over the past few decades has inspired similar organizations to adopt MVF’s model. MV Foundation provides technical support to these organizations in the following ways:

Knowledge Transfer

Knowledge is a powerful tool. MV Foundation shares insights gained from its experience in combating child labour with delegates from across the world in hopes of making the world a safer place for children everywhere.

Field Visits

MV Foundation conducts the following field visits to various elements of the program to provide delegates with the opportunity of assessing the model for themselves. The field visits consist of the following modules:

1. Visits

● The Residential Bridge Course Camps to understand of their role
● Social welfare hostels, Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV)
● Child labour free village

2. Interaction

● Gram Panchayat and the community
● Government officials at different levels – the mandal, district and state
● Teachers’ Unions
● Trade Unions
● Child Rights Protection Forum members
● MVF RBC alumni
● Children who have graduated from the RBC and are currently in mainstream schools

3. Participation

● CRPF meeting

Partnership Basics

M V Foundation’s role is to provide technical support to the proposed programme by deputing one of its programme coordinators and extend periodic trainings to the programme staff and also provide insights on linkages with the government and the community.

Trainings and mobilisation support.

MVF will provide training on child rights and creation of child labour free zones. This training will build the capacities of the community and other child rights activists to be able to demand delivery of services and to be able to create pressure groups at all levels. Trainings will be conducted for School Management Committee members, project staff, teachers, gram panchayats and youth.

Monitoring and program support.

MVF Resource persons will support the field staff of partner NGOs in planning and development of strategies for community mobilisation. Since the programme is an area based approach and engages in social mobilisation in securing the rights of the children and ensures implementation of primary acts like Right to education act and child marriages act, MVF offers its technical support both in terms of sharing its programme personnel and trainings for the same. MVF resource persons will facilitate a review of the programme biannually

Programme Personnel

A MVF resource person will handhold the programme implementation for a stipulated period of 6 months and help the programme in both planning and implementation and choosing the right personnel and help set up systems of implementation like staff structuring, reporting mechanisms and programme monitoring.

Description on role of MVF after first 6 months.

After the initial support for six months by the resource person, MVF will extend support to the project in the following way :

1.Monthly review and programme followup will be made by teleconferences with the programme head of the partner NGO.

2.A senior resource person from MVF will visit the project area to review the programme twice in a year of which one will be during the second half of the year.

3. MVF personnel will participate in skype meetings regularly with the ICN and partner NGOs


MVF Resource Persons will facilitate one training per year for the field staff and VECs/SMCs on the following areas.

  • ● Child rights and area based approach
  • ● Principles and strategies of social mobilisation
  • ● Institutionalizing innovations and community initiatives
  • ● Legal and constitutional basis of child rights.
  • ● Working with government on the RTE Act.
  • ● Child rights protection
  • ● Necessary professional skills like planning, reporting, documentation and monitoring tools etc.,