Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1998
This description of Damodar Acharya's work was prepared when Damodar Acharya was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1998.
As thousands of children migrate annually from rural India to join the millions of children working in cities, Damodar Acharya is attacking the problem by eliminating the reasons for child labor. By investing in educational opportunities and putting political power in the hands of children, rural families are discovering alternatives to migration.
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