Incessantly loading bricks on his head, sweating it out in the scorching heat throughout the day and getting paid a meagre amount for this work - this was definitely not the kind of childhood 14-year-old Monu* wanted. After his father’s early demise, his mother and two elder brothers worked hard as a labourers to support his studies. Once Monu completed Class, 8th, the family pulled him out of school as they believed that with his basic education over, he was now ready to earn for himself and the family. Monu had started working as a child labourer. Eventually, our 'Child Sensitive Social Protection Programme' team in his village in Dungarpur (Rajasthan) identified him as an out-of-school child. Read more to know how our team worked relentlessly to send the boy back to the place where he truly belonged: school.