Centre for Rural Education and Development Action

490-491, Awas Vikas Colony, Mirzapur-231001, U.P., India
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Centre for Rural Education and Development Action (CREDA) headed by Mr .Shamshad Khan was founded in 1982. Mr. Khan primarily focused on child labour and bonded child labour in carpet industry. Those children who were working as cattle grazers in agriculture sector and bidi making were also provided need based support. 3,000 volunteers, the ex child laboubers, became the real force behind anti-child labour campaign in the region.

CREDA soon became a community based organization when it initiated its activities at grassroots level to encourage and involve disadvantaged group in its projects mainly on child education and campaign against child labour. CREDA soon began a household name in several blocks where it established child labour schools supported by Government of India, ILO-IPEC and UNDP. Our policy was to engage local youths in the projects by providing them adequate training. This policy was successful because it built faith of the community on us.

Under the leadership of their founder, CREDA undertook an analysis of the situation of child labour and bonded child labour in the Mirzapur-Bhadohi carpet belt. This resulted in highlighting the critical issues related to the release and rehabilitation of children working in the carpet industry. This became a focal point of CREDAs activities. CREDA also extended its concerns to the problems of rural workers; minimum wages, legal and social rights, violence against women and issues related to the lives of adolescent girls, gender equality, children in need and other human right issues.

CREDA was one of the main participants in March Against Child Labour from Nagar Utari (the then Bihar state) to Delhi and from Kanyakumari to Delhi as well as in Bharat Jodo Andolan (Knit India Movement) under the leadership of Hon'ble Baba Amte.

CREDA’s objective is working towards the development and empowerment of socially and economically backward communities through community participation and programme intervention, child being in the centre stage.

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