Haamro Ghar (or “Our Home”) is a boarding school for former child laborers from carpet factories. The majority of children come there straight from the factories with little more than the clothes they are wearing and a grade one or two education at the most—if even that—though they may be as old as 10 or 12 years of age.
The children live and study together in a remedial education program until they have reached the academic standard necessary to move on to regular school. However, if they are too old to go to a standard school then they receive teaching to achieve literacy and basic math skills and are then given vocational training.
FVS has worked with Haamro Ghar helping in several different ways: teaching English to the children, regular donations of flour, fruit, vegetables and vitamin supplements, helping with shoes and clothing for the children, arranging special programs and educational entertainment for them.