Project #1042

Train Platform Schools for Children in India

by Ruchika Social Service Organisation
Aug 31, 2006

Train Platform Schools Update 2005-2006

In addition to the attached report, Ruchika provided the following information about the characteristics of children attending the Train Platform Schools:

· Kind of children coming to train platform schools:

The children attending classes are mostly orphans, runaway from poverty/hunger, abandoned by their parents, handicapped, abused earlier by family/teachers and drop outs from schools.

·Occupations followed by these children:

A variety of occupations are noticed to have been followed by these children such as, rag picking, hawking, selling tea, shoe polishing, picking up and selling discarded bottles, newspapers etc. and, even reserving seats for passengers in the compartments.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn I would like to hear of any long-term outcomes. Do the chldren who go on to government school succeed there?
    • 11 years ago
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  • Garnet
    Garnet I am very happy to hear that they have met their goal. I think it is an EXCELLENT project.
    • 11 years ago
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Organization Information

Ruchika Social Service Organisation

Location: Bhubaneswar, Orissa - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Inderjit Khurana
Bhubaneswar, Orissa India

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