EBLIK Project


  Project Title:

  Elimination  of Bonded Labour in 4 districts of  Punjab



LO 12000583 R


Districts: Faisalabad, Gujrat, Bahawalpur and Sargodha

Administrative approval



October 2012 to  June 2018

Approved cost:

Rs.196.987 Million

Main Objective

Contribute to Elimination of Bonded Labour due to debt-bondage in the brick kilns in 4 districts of Punjab.’

Major Component

  • Provision of non-formal  education to children of families at brick kilns and adult literacy for other family members (200 NFE center to be established in 4 districts where 6000  children will be enrolled and 1000 adults will be enrolled at 40 literacy centers)
  • Linking of brick kiln workers with micro finance  at a cost of Rs. 20 million
  • Facilitation in acquiring  of CNICs for adults, ( 7000 workers would benefit) and Birth Registration of Children (13710 families of brick kilns will benefit)
  • Promotion of health and hygiene services among the brick kiln workers 7000 hygiene kits to the enrolled children and adults will be provided. Also health camps will be organized at clusters of brick kilns
  • Veterinary services for the livestock of brick kiln workers
  • Provision of Legal services and support to the brick kiln workers
  • 200 Non Formal Education centres established in target districts in which 82 centres have been closed & 3172 learners (Gujrat 949, Faisalabad 583, Sargodha 751 and Bahawalpur 889) have been mainstreamed into nearby formal schools. Presently 118 NFE centres are functional in which 2956 (Male 1466 Female 1490 learners are studying.
  • 1114 adult learners have been completed their six month literacy cycle in 4 districts.
  • Veterinary Assistants are providing veterinary treatment to animals of the brick kilns workers.  1896 animals (Gujrat 323, Faisalabad 645, Sargodha 602, Bahawalpur 326) have been treated & 126 cases referred to Veterinary Hospitals.
  • 9987 CNICs of brick kiln workers have been processed in 4 districts of Punjab out of which 5555 delivered to B.K workers.
  • 144 Birth registration cases of brick kiln workers children processed in local union councils.
  • 53 health camps have been organized in 4 districts in which    2739 workers provided medical treatment.
  • 6657 Hygiene kits distributed among the NFE learners in 4 districts.
  • Legal aid services unit have been established and Toll Free0800-88889 has been activated for the complaints and free legal aid services to the brick kiln workers. 21 complaints have been registered regarding the Minimum Wage, which have been referred to the concerned District Officer Labour.
  • The project facilitated Labour Department in holding of DVCs in 4 Districts. Total 90 DVCs meetings have been held in 4 districts (Bahawalpur 28, Sargodha 27, Gujarat 11 and Faisalabad 24)
  • Rehabilitate 35 families (112 persons) from the Brick owner Deara Mushtaq Tarrar at Kot Laddha Gujranwala to Wasuwana Village Sargodha.
  • 20 Awarness sessions have been conducted on legal aid services, Veterniary service, Minimum wages , CNIC and birth registration of new bon children.