Children  India Project #20821

#ChangeChildhoods for 1,000 Street Children in Goa

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#ChangeChildhoods for 1,000 Street Children in Goa
#ChangeChildhoods for 1,000 Street Children in Goa
#ChangeChildhoods for 1,000 Street Children in Goa
#ChangeChildhoods for 1,000 Street Children in Goa
#ChangeChildhoods for 1,000 Street Children in Goa
#ChangeChildhoods for 1,000 Street Children in Goa
#ChangeChildhoods for 1,000 Street Children in Goa
#ChangeChildhoods for 1,000 Street Children in Goa
#ChangeChildhoods for 1,000 Street Children in Goa
#ChangeChildhoods for 1,000 Street Children in Goa
#ChangeChildhoods for 1,000 Street Children in Goa
#ChangeChildhoods for 1,000 Street Children in Goa
#ChangeChildhoods for 1,000 Street Children in Goa
#ChangeChildhoods for 1,000 Street Children in Goa
#ChangeChildhoods for 1,000 Street Children in Goa
#ChangeChildhoods for 1,000 Street Children in Goa
#ChangeChildhoods for 1,000 Street Children in Goa

Summary

Every child has the divine and legal right to grow in a secure environment with access to nutritious food, healthcare and education. Yet, for many children this is a distant dream. El Shaddai Trust works with children from the streets, slums and underprivileged sections of society in Goa. We support such children through our day-care shelters and community centres. We run homes for children living on the streets or those at high risk of abuse.

$25,000
total goal
$10,515
remaining
116
donors
2
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

Desperate to escape from poverty and in search of for livelihoods, entire families give up their ancestral homes in their villages and end up living in slums in Goa. Here, the children are at the most significant risk. Both parents usually are out all day working as daily wage labourers. Out of school, the children roam the streets, selling trinkets to tourists or begging. Exposed and alone, the children often end up in conflict with the law, either through the drug trade or prostitution.

Solution

Our Day Care Shelters provide a haven for the children at risk on the streets. Children are enrolled in local schools and encouraged to attend by providing them with books, uniforms and shoes. After school, they come to the shelter where they enjoy a nutritious meal and receive tuitions and career guidance. Regular health check-ups ensure primary health care and development. In the evening, the children return to their homes, once their parents return from work.

Long-Term Impact

The children on the street deserve childhoods like every other child. El Shaddai helps them to get back their childhood, an education and a better life. It gives them a chance to dream again and have hope for the future. Through education, we believe the next generation can be lifted out of the cycle of poverty. Children who have gone through our homes, today run their own businesses or are in employment in offices, hotels and factories. We believe change is possible, one life at a time.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

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Organization Information

El Shaddai Charitable Trust

Location: Mapusa, Goa - India
Website: http:/​/​www.childrescue.net
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @El Shaddai Charitable Trust
Project Leader:
Rucha Chudasama
Mapusa, Goa India
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