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 Children  India Project #6776

Give an At-Risk Street Child or Orphan a Safe Home

by SARTHI
Give an At-Risk Street Child or Orphan a Safe Home
Give an At-Risk Street Child or Orphan a Safe Home
Give an At-Risk Street Child or Orphan a Safe Home
Give an At-Risk Street Child or Orphan a Safe Home
Give an At-Risk Street Child or Orphan a Safe Home
Give an At-Risk Street Child or Orphan a Safe Home
Give an At-Risk Street Child or Orphan a Safe Home
Give an At-Risk Street Child or Orphan a Safe Home
Give an At-Risk Street Child or Orphan a Safe Home
Give an At-Risk Street Child or Orphan a Safe Home
Give an At-Risk Street Child or Orphan a Safe Home
Give an At-Risk Street Child or Orphan a Safe Home
Give an At-Risk Street Child or Orphan a Safe Home
Give an At-Risk Street Child or Orphan a Safe Home

Summary

Sarthi plans to build a residential center in Patna to provide a home for at-risk street children and orphaned youth as a safe alternative to their incarceration in often dangerous state-run homes.

$1,423
total raised
11
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years

Challenge

Government detention homes in Bihar hold uncounted numbers of orphaned children, street children, and children from impoverished and broken families. They are housed in these centers in often substandard conditions, alongside other juveniles who are much more “hardened” than they are by delinquency and life on the street. Many remain in these homes for year after year. SARTHI plans to open up a residential shelter to offer them a nurturing environment, education, and promise for a better future.

Solution

Sarthi’s residential center in Patna will give these children shelter, food, healthcare, education, counseling, and case management services for their long-term growth and sustainability.

Long-Term Impact

Children given a full-time education, food, and lodging will be less likely to return to the street and have the opportunity to become positive members of society.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​lizmerfeld.com
Sarthi's website
Sarthi's Flickr page
Sarthi's Facebook page

Organization Information

SARTHI

Location: Patna, Bihar - India
Website: http:/​/​sarthi-bihar.org/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Elizabeth Merfeld
Project Leader:
Elizabeth Merfeld
Madison, WI United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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