Kalki Welfare Society is a local NGO in Pondicherry, South India, which aims to provide marginalised children with the opportunity to become active players in their own lives. Its project, Protection and Education for Street Children, aims to protect street and working children in Pondicherry and reintegrate them back into mainstream society. Over the course of the year, Kalki’s drop-in centre provided a warm, safe and caring environment for 147 children where they could access healthcare, nutritious meals, literacy classes, and arts activities. It also provided early childhood care for 106 children from street-living families, previously left alone on the street or in the care of older siblings while their parents worked. Forming the backbone of Kalki’s activities, its outreach team supported 367 children within the community and its Mobile Library provided recreational activities and informal education to 313 street and working children and children at risk. The project also reintegrated 14 children back with their families who are now being followed up on a regular basis, and referred 12 children, for whom family reintegration was not possible, to partner organisations who specialise in long-term care.
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