Monday, May 30, 2011

Who will Cry for these kids?

 

SocioEconomic Profile of DalitMuslim

 

Neighbourhood in Ahmedabad

 

 

 

 

20  chawls

1052  families

4026  students

 

2157 drop-out Percentage of dropout 54.11

235  'government-recognized'  BPL  families

376  'deserving,  but  deprived'  BPL  families

611  Families  with  income  below  Rs.  3500

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis and report writing: Raju Solanki

 

Field survey: Ashwin Vaghela

 

 

 

243 child labourers, 2157 dropout, 235 'governmentrecognized' BPL families and 376 'deserving, but deprived' BPL families and 163 widows; these are the shocking stats emerging from survey of 1052 families of more than 20 chawls of RajpurGomatipur area. The survey has been done by Dalit Hak Rakshak Manch and it is part of a continuous process of wider mapping in 'socioeconomic profile of DalitMuslim neighbourhood in Ahmedabad.'

 

First of all we shall talk about the child labourers. As the present political establishment in Gujarat is smart in using sanskritised lexicons for the worst victims of socioeconomic deprivation, they use the word 'balshram yogi' for child labourer. But, we shall use the word child labourer. These child labourers include 21 child labourers (18 boys, three girls) under age of 14 years, 27 child labourers (18 boys, 9 girls) of 15 years, 28 child labourers (19 boys, 9 girls) of 16 years, 51 child labourers of 17 years and 107 socalled adult labourers (who actually started laboring since age of 14 or 15).

 

Out of these 1052 families' 4026 students, around 2157 students are dropout. And in these 1052 families there are 611 families with annual income of just Rs. 3500. In most of these families both husband and wife are working, mainly daily wagers. And they are working in garment factories or working as construction labourers.

 

The area under survey included, 1. Khadawali chawl, 2. Vora's chawl, 3. Shakra Ganchi's chawl, 4. Hira Ganchi's chawl, 5. Saliawali chawl, 6. Havada ni pole (Masukhrai's chawl, Popatiya Vad, Jivram Bhatt's chawl), 7. Kundawali Kanjibhai Kalidas chawl, Opp. Post office, 8. Abu Kasai's chawl, 9. Hiralal's chawl, Dudhwali line, 10. Sutharwada's pole, 11. Jain Derasar, 12. mehboob Building, Maniar vado, 13. Mariam Bibi Masjid, 14. Chanda Masjid, 15. Julta Minara (Aman nagar Chhapara, Bibi Masjid, Tulsi Park).

 

If we look at the areawise pattern of drop out, we find that numbers increase from seven to ten standards and ten standard has the highest rate of drop out. All these students study in schools of Ahmadabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), where even 200 days of educational work is hardly accomplished. The relation between present government's craze for celebrating carnivals and festivals and the drop out is subject of investigation. ''More than 7500 children were forced to remain present at international kite festival held at Sabarmati river front. 10,000 children were forced to stand under scorching sun in the inaugural function of Kankariya carnival.'' (Jansatta, D. 29/1/2010)

 

If we compare the ratio of drop out among Dalits with that of children of sexworkers, it may puncture pride of some socalled 'dalits' who are singing songs of vibrant Gujarat with their political masters. ''According to a study commissioned by the Women and Child and Social Welfare Department, Government of West Bengal and UNICEF and conducted by the Kolkatabased Jayaprakash Institute of Social Change (JPISC)… ''Dropout rate is very high amongst children of standard V to VIII (in schools), more specifically among the girls… The study surveyed 1,200 sample families and found that of the 2,003 children 471 never attended school, 384 stopped going to school in the preprimary stage, 758 stopped going to school after the primary level, 377 completed secondary level while only 13 managed to continue till the higher secondary level.''

 

1. Khadawali chawl

 

Total student: 83

 

Total dropout: 30 + 4

 

Per capita income of DP families 2500

 

 

 

 

Dropout table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Std.

boy

 

girl

total student

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illiterate

4

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

1

 

3

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

1

 

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

7

 

8

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

1

 

2

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First year

1

 

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

12

 

18

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Vora's chawl

 

 

 

 

Total student: 598

 

 

 

 

Total dropout: 326 + 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dropout table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Std.

boy

girl

total student

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illiterate

8

9

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

6

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

1

2

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

9

4

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

10

4

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

21

26

47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

21

15

36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

23

14

37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

88

43

131

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

3

4

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

11

6

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First year

3

1

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second year

7

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third year

5

2

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

211

115

326

 

 

 

 

 

 

 












 

3. Shakra Ganchi's chawl

 

Total students: 102

 

Total dropout: 62 + 2

 

Dropout table

 

Std.

boys

girls

Total student

 

 

 

 

Illiterate

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

1

6

7

 

 

 

 

8

2

6

8

 

 

 

 

9

6

5

11

 

 

 

 

10

20

9

29

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

3

1

4

 

 

 

 

First year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third year

 

1

1

 

 

 

 


Total

33

29

62

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Hira Ganchi's chawl

 

 

 

Total students: 43

 

 

 

Total dropout: 29

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dropout table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Std.

boy

 

girl

Total student

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illiterate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

1

 

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

4

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

1

 

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

7

 

5

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

3

 

4

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Third year

 

 

 

Total

12

17

29

 

 

5. Saliawali chawl

 

Total student: 193

 

Total dropout: 108 + 2

 

 

Dropout table

 

Std.

boys

girls

Total student

 

 

 

 

Illiterate

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

4

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

5

2

3

5

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

8

16

24

 

 

 

 

8

5

3

8

 

 

 

 

9

2

3

5

 

 

 

 

10

30

20

50

 

 

 

 

11

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

12

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

First year

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

Second year

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

Third year

4

3

7

 

 

 

 


 

 

Total

57

51

108

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Havada ni pole (Masukhrai's chawl, Popatiya Vad, Jivram Bhatt's chawl)

 

Total students: 784

 

 

 

Total dropout: 492 + 4

 

 

 

 

 

Dropout table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Std.

boy

girl

Total student

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illiterate

2

2

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

2

2

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

2

2

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

4

4

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

1

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

13

9

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

22

31

53

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

23

23

46

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

134

94

228

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

4

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

31

11

42

 

 

 

 

 

 

First year

6

4

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second year

3

1

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third year

19

9

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

264

228

492

 

 

 

 

 


7. Kundawali Kanjibhai Kalidas chawl, Opp. Post office

 

Total student: 81

 

Total dropout: 56

 

 

 

Dropout table

 

 

 

 

 

Std.

boys

girls

Total student

 

 

 

 

Illiterate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

1

2

3

 

 

 

 

8

1

6

7

 

 

 

 

9

4

4

8

 

 

 

 

10

15

10

25

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

4

2

6