Kids Own Bank
(KOB) - Developing self-reliance among kids
KOB or Kids Own Bank is a unique
programme promoted by Labour India .This programme is brought to the
child in order to inculcate in him a tendency to 'Save' and buy
items which are beneficial to him. In the youth,the urge to spend is
predominant as they are pulled in to a spending spree by the colourful
advertisements. Labour India has brought out this programme with a
missionary zeal, as it believes in inculcating basic values
in a child and helping him to become a better person.
In Europe and America
everyone admires the educational systems as they make people experts
in their chosen field. How do most of them go about achieving this
expertise? It is done through training and by going through various educational
materials. They buy these items by working in their spare time and
earning. Once they achieve their goals, they have the added
satisfaction of saying, "I did it with my effort money". The same feeling
of ĎSelf Achievementí is being given to a child when he saves
coins to buy a product which is of immense help to him in his
education. The advantage of best quality educational materials brought
out by the premier educational research centre in India will be of
immense help to child .
How DO children achieve
these great goals of self actualization? . Every parent would be
anxious to provide their children the best education possible and are willing to pay for it.
But in these instance, the children are not going to tax the pocket of the
parent as they will be utilizing only the coins , often left alone or
are not used usually. This means 'domestic budget is not affected'
but the effort is a rewarding one for the child as any
purchase over Rs.30/- (Rupees Thirty only) guarantees him a prize.
Join the Programme
The programme has started in
all Districts of Kerala. The distribution of KOB is done by Labour
India Rural Employment Project representative called Development
Officer (DO). The cost of application for joining the programme is
Rs.10/- .On payment of the prescribed fees and filling up the application
form a saving box is provided, which is sealed by a sticker . Every
month on the prescribed date, the DO will visit the house, collect cash
and take order. It will be delivered within 15 Days along with
gift. Please remember, if the sticker is found to be torn or damaged,
the eligibility for prize is lost.
Suppose,the order for the products are above Rs.100/- during the month of
September , October and November. Then a lucky child along with his
parents can spend 2 Days and one night at Ootty . The second prize will be 3 tickets to Veega Land for 3 Persons (2 Nos).The Third
Prize will be books worth Rs.500/- to 10 children. If you are not
among the lucky prize winners, donít worry as there will be
consolation prizes of Labour India Products worth Rs.50/-.