Help 4500 homeless children in India reclaim their childhood through the Rainbow Homes Program. The concept is simple: unused rooms in government schools are refurbished and converted into Rainbow Homes, where all needs of the children are taken care of - schooling, recreation, shelter, nutrition, tuition, healthcare, and most importantly, love and care. The idea is to ensure a safe and happy childhood for these children. We are supporting 2600 girls and 900 boys through separate interventions.
There are 10 million homeless children on the streets of India that go overlooked by most state policy frameworks and most often turn to a life of crime after having to survive years of abuse and neglect. Without education there is little chance of these children contributing as productive citizens in a burgeoning globalized landscape. Along with providing safe shelter, food & healthcare, there is a need to develop the skills and capability of this enormously high-potential group of children.
Rainbow Home provides a safe space for the child to recover from lost years of survival spent on the street through comprehensive care i.e. education, nutrition, healthcare, shelter, remedial coaching, recreation, love, and protection. Over 4500 formerly homeless children are now accessing academic services through city-based schools and a host of vocational training skills; while a strong mandate of mental and physical health ensures traces of malnutrition and trauma are rooted out.
We achieved our pioneer's dream of reaching ten thousand vulnerable children in 2019. But, it's just the tip of the iceberg. The objective is not only to lift them out of savage poverty but to yield mature, well-educated and responsible citizens with enhanced potentials to sustain their livelihoods in the future. Through a team of dedicated caregivers, community volunteers and State authorities, the Rainbow homes establish a replicable model for diminishing child homelessness.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Rainbow Homes programs
Association for Rural and Urban Needy