Rehabilitation of Children
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GoodWeave is the only organization that rehabilitates children found in carpet looms and other production facilities, and provides educational opportunities and other critical services to them. Thousands of rehabilitated and at-risk children have received education and other life-enhancing opportunities, such as bridge school, medical services and counselling. Once identified, GoodWeave team makes all attempts to reunite the child with his/her family as well as the mainstream society. The process usually involves tracking the child's family, counselling of the family members on the monstrosity of child-labour, as well as extending financial and intellectual support required for the child's education and re-enrolment in schools. The latter also entails a liaison with the teachers to advance support, monitoring the child's attendance and performance, conducting periodic learning assessment, and conducting dialogue with the village community. Besides initial visits to local villages for rehabilitation purposes, GoodWeave team also conducts follow-up visits to ensure that rehabilitated children receive the care and attention they need.

Recently, GoodWeave team rehabilitated over 8 children back to their village in Malda where they were re-enrolled in mainstream education. While follow up visits in July indicate that most of them are disinclined to study, considering the education gap that has now crept in, a constant attempt is made to counsel these children and ensure that their rehabilitation process continues. Besides demonstrating a systemic disadvantage these children face in such situations, it also brings to light that a large number of these children are over 14 years of age and are entangled in the money making opportunities society invariably provides to these “young workers”.

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isealISEAL is the global association for sustainability standards : ISEAL Alliance Code of Good Practice. The four goals of ISEAL Alliance are to:
1. Improve the impacts of standards
2. Define credibility for sustainability standards
3. Increase the uptake of credible sustainability standards
4. Improve the effectiveness of standards