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Rescuing 9000 Children From the Streets in India



Project will ensure immediate rescue of the children who need care and protection on the streets of Bangalore with help of our street presence staff, public, and police. The street presence staff ensures that the street does not become a dehumanizing experience for the child, but a healthy transit point for a better future by providing 'life in all its fullness' to the vulnerable children through rehabilitation processes including counseling, family reintegration, formal and non-formal education

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Almost 25000 children land on the streets of Bangalore city every year. It's hard to imagine how much these children suffer on the street. Many children enter in to antisocial activities either willingly or unwillingly to survive on the streets. There is lots of vulnerable abusers on the streets to take away these children as and when they land up on the streets and make money out of it. This project will benefit more than 9000 children on the street.

How will this project solve this problem?

"Child safety Net" is based on the innovative concept street presence through which BOSCO personnel maintain clock wise vigilance to meet each and every child whose rights are violated on the streets of Bangalore. The preventive aspects of street presence ensure immediate rescue of the children who needs a care and protection with the support of caring communities and send him/her to a safer environment.

Potential Long Term Impact

By end of the first year of the project 9000 (nine thousand) young at risk across Bangalore city will be reached and supported to mainstream through various rehabilitation programs including formal and informal education, vocational training, counseling, advocacy. The proposed intervention is focused on the involvement of the community in the entire prevention and protection of the children thereby making the community responsible for the growth and development of the children.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $12,293
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $21,819
Total Funding Goal: $34,112

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

George Payyamthadathil

Executive Director
Bangalore, Karnataka India

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