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Mr. R. Venkat Reddy, the National Convener of MV Foundation, has been working for the Protection of Child Rights for the last two decades. His work has been directed towards abolishing child labor of all forms, and mainstreaming of formal schooling for all children. He has led marches, rallies, padayatras and has organized a string ofpublic meetings, mobilizing thousands of young minds to join the campaign against child labor. Under his effective leadership since 1992, the MV Foundation program has expanded to 10,000 villages, covering 13 districts in Andhra Pradesh, and resulting in over 400,000 children being withdrawn from work, so that they can attend schools. In addition the program also entailed monitoring over 10 lakh children through the creation of village-based Child Rights Protection Forums.

Mr. Reddy has been a part of some of the most crucial campaigns such as the Campaign against Child Labour (CACL), National Alliance for Right to Education (NAFRE), and Children's Right to Food Campaign. He is also a member of distinct national and state advisory boards and committees, including the Ministry of Labor (Government of India), the state Government of Andhra Pradesh and IBM India (P), Ltd.

His active drive towards social reforms, especially those relating to child labor, has also taken his effort oversees. He served as a Trustee for a Sweden-based NGO Hand In Hand, and has consultatively contributed towards the work of multilateral agencies such as UNICEF, HIVOS, and the Stop Child Labor Campaign. Over the years, he has trained and mentored rising activists and has established meaningful alliances with governmental and non-governmental organizations in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh and Assam, as well as in Nepal and Morocco. Through his role as a board member of the GoodWeave Certification Private Limited since 2012, he has invariably contributed towards the organization’s operation and think-tank.
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