about us

“Every child is born with their rights” – With the thoughts - Bachpan started in 2001 as a child rights initiative of NIWCYD in state capital Bhopal of Madhya Pradesh. Initially the work started in 10 habitations of slums in Bhopal as child labour initiative and later in 2007, the work was expanded in 10 new places within the slums of Bhopal and this entire project was also linked with Madhya Pradesh Education Campaign. In the year 2004-05, BACHPAN widened its scope from child labour to the children living in and around railways Platforms. In the year 2006, the project started day and night shelters for platform children in Katni and Bhopal. Gradually the project also initiated advocacy for ensuring residential shelter to these children. The advocacy initiatives started yielding result when government accepted that there are children on the railway platforms who are subjected to all forms of exploitation and abuse.


Sarojini Naidu Government Girls College Bhopal for academic trainings to and field work to the interns Bhopal School of Social Sciences for academic trainings to and field work to the interns

Awards :

- Swacchhta Ambassador award by Municipal Corporation Bhopal in year 2019, 2020

  • Survival & Development Working for overall development of children. We work with local ICDS centres to support and extend their services as well as outreach in urban as well as in rural pockets. We motivate and train the mother committees to access the services from the centres.
  • Education We work for the education of unreached, marginalised communities, girls, waste pickers, drop outs and child labour. We also work for the education and entitlements for children with different abilities.
  • Training - Conducts trainings on child rights and develop and engage the facilitators from the communities it self.
  • Child Participation Facilitating a child led community based institutional model of Bal-Panchayat Bhopal. Structure, training modules, earlier work of Bal-panchayat, case stories of Leaders, fellowships
  • Research We promote child led research processes to enhance their learning skills and build knowledge on development issues. This also helps to generate their voices and concerns on issues which effects children.
  • Campaign Against Child Labour Believes to end child labour in all forms. Associated with the campaign since 2003. Presently holding the state secretariate of Madhya Pradesh. Campaign is supported by the district level partners. (List of CACL – MP Network). Developed election manifesto through children participation in 2019-20 state election in Madhya Pradesh.