Kailash Satyarthi is a Nobel Peace Prize winning human rights activist from India who has been at the forefront of the global movement to end child slavery and child labor. As an activist, Kailash has led the rescue of over 84,000 child slaves and has affected the lives of millions more through education and rehabilitation.
In 1998, Kailash Satyarthi founded the Bal Ashram Trust in Rajasthan, India, a rehabilitation center dedicated to long-term support for children rescued from child slavery. At Bal Ashram, children receive non-formal education, vocational training, and psychosocial counseling to help them overcome their traumatic pasts. Bal Ashram also works with neighboring communities to educate and empower villages to advocate for the end of child trafficking.
In 2014, Kailash was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan.