Born in 1954 in Vidisha, India, Kailash worked to help under-privileged students from a very early age. He is the founder of the Global March Against Child Labour, the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement), the South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude (SACCS), and the world’s first child labour-free social labelling system, RUGMARK.
Kailash leads raid and rescue missions despite several attacks on his life. He and his colleagues at BBA have liberated over 76,129 bonded and child labourers and helped rehabilitate and provide education to tens of thousands of children.
This interview discussing the promise of Education for All was shot in 2000.
For a transcript of this interview, click here