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Eramma: A child of God

Eramma: A child of God

Devadurga Taluk in Raichur District of Karnataka State is one of the most back ward taluks in India. Deodurga means the village of God. Eramma is village girl from this Deodurga. A true child of God. When she was in 8th std, she was a president of CRC at Govt. high school deodurga. She identified shilpa to be a domestic labour 9 years, at the thasidhar’s house. CRC members went in the leadership of Eramma went to the specific house and gave awareness on the need of education for the child. All the CRC members waited outside the house until the employers responded to CRC’s demand of relieving the working child and making arrangements in sending her to school. The parents of the child arrived at the spot immediately and took the child home, They were also given awareness on child’s right to education. The very next day shilpa was enrolled to 3rd standard.

Eramma actively participated in Arivu neeruva karyakrama and the issue of eve teasing was discussed with police and Deodurga court justice. Those men are by police. Still the police patrol in those areas to protect children. Still Eramma is doing advocacy for mid meals, lack of teachers, and infrastructure of school.

Champion a Child Programme has selected Eramma as a champion child for the year 2016.

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