Praxis Institute for Participatory Practices began as an initiative of Action Aid in 1992, before registering as an independent non-profit organisation in 1997. Primarily a research organisation, Praxis aims to increase participation in the development process and build the foundations for a more equitable society.
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With this grant, Praxis seeks to develop Child Labour Free Zones in Jaipur by building motivated, aware and active neighbourhood networks of local stakeholders (residents, businesses, ward officials, school teachers, health workers and children) in three clusters of wards where there are high levels of child labour. It aims to systematically eliminate exploitative child labour within these zones, aligning with the “no child should work, all children should be in school” goal. To achieve this goal, Praxis will work with local NGOs working in these areas to implement participatory action research with neighbourhood networks, with the aim of increasing awareness of the harmful consequences of child labour. Praxis also aims to empower communities to access and advocate for improved district government entitlements and services.