Vimukti Seeks Kids' Admissions Under Mother's Name

Vijayawada: Vimukti, a state-level forum of human trafficking victims and commercial sex workers (CSEs), has sought that children be enrolled in schools without insisting on details of father at the time of admissions. The organisation said the name of mother should be sufficient in getting them admitted into schools.

Vimukti president M. Apurva, general secretary B. Pushpavathi and vice-president K. Jyothy presented a memorandum in this regard to Kesali Apparao, chairperson, AP State Commission for Protection of Child Rights here on Tuesday.

Vimukti said as per Andhra Pradesh State AIDS Control Society, there are 1.33 lakh women sex workers. However, as per NGOs, this number could be double. 75 per cent of these women have children. But only 57.61 per cent of the children under the age group of 14 years are attending schools.

Vimukti leaders felt the low enrolment is because some school managements and headmasters are insisting on names and details of fathers for giving admissions to children. They wanted that State Commission for Protection of Child Rights recommend to Directorate of School Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh, that children of survivors of human trafficking and CSEs be allowed to take admission in schools under the name of their mother.

Apurva, Pushpavathi and Jyothy said victims of human trafficking and CSEs too should be able to take advantage of AP government’s marvellous initiatives, such as Nadu-Nedu, Amma-Vodi, Vidya Deevena, Jagananna Vasathi Devena.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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