Rescue junction is a 24 hour centre for homeless abandoned and lost street children. It provides shelter food, advice education and support for children in a safe and caring environment.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In Bihar in India, one of India's poorest states, there are no developed child welfare systems, and Rescue Junction reaches out to children who have been forgotten and abandoned. These children are at risk of being involved in prostitution or criminal activities and before Rescue Junction they had no one to turn to for help or assistance. Over 500 lost missing and trafficked children have been reunited with their parents since the centre opened.
How will this project solve this problem?
Night Shelter with food/ Children's Savings Bank/ Legal Services and Child protection officer/Free legal help/Education/vocational activities/help with finding families./Clothes and Blankets.24 hour care. The centre provides over 3,000 meals a month for children
Potential Long Term Impact
It is the aim of the trust to engage with the police, railway authorities, the judicial system and local government in helping to provide a child safety network in the district. This has the potential to help thousands of kids.
Total Funding Received to Date: $27,621
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $22,379
Total Funding Goal: $50,000