What is BMG?
Bal Mitra Gram or child friendly village is a novel concept that adopted by BBA in 2001 to make villages and wards in India child labour free where every school-going child will be in schools. This is conformity with the broad objective of BBA (SACCS), which stands for total elimination of child labour and ensuring education to all children.
This is done successfully through involving the local community and participation of children themselves by forming BAL Panchayat which will serve as an effective tool to influence the decision making process and ensures the participation of children at the micro level. BMG has been triumphant in making sure that the issue of gender inequality is addresses on through this process 2/3 of the children of the child labour and In the process of formation of BAL panchayat primacy is given to girls in the election process of child leaders. Children’s parliament addresses the issues related to Quality of education and loopholes of education system and by highlighting these pitfalls; BMG has been blooming in a number of villages to improve the quality of education. This is only process it has been able to knock the sleeping conscience of the Government through constantly taking up the issue related to the development of the children at the village level.