Street Children

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As per the 2016 survey conducted by the National Child Labour Project (NCLP) society in Vadodara, under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, a total of 1,611 children between the ages group 6 to 14 were residing on the city’s streets. However, over the three-year period from 2016-19, there seems to be a rise in that number since the rural-urban migration.  Thus, the visibility of the children on the streets has also increased.  A study conducted by a student of M S University found that that 61 percent of such street children in Vadodara city became vendors to financially support their families. It also found that 56.25 percent of such children have never been to school, while out of the remaining children who have been to school, 53.3 percent dropped out of school between class IV and VI.

To reach street children who generally lack access to public school services primarily due to poverty. These children also have limited access to food, shelter, protection, and health. We envisage that the children can benefit from interaction with university students we would like to cultivate sensitivity and awareness amongst the students.

Program Description

As a first step, SHaR will strive to build sensitivity amongst the youth for street children. As part of the sensitization plan, we hope to run a campaign on “Help a Child”. Also, we shall invite youth who wish to ‘teach children’ during their spare time to enroll on our website, these will be our SHaR volunteers.  SHaR will partner with NGOs who work directly with street children, the NGO partners in coordination with SHaR shall facilitate learning for street children. SHaR hopes to be the link between the youth and the street children by adopting a partnership model.  It is expected that the project and interactions of street children with SHaR volunteers will benefit the children since they will have gained a better direction in life and they will have a better life goal.

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As a first step, SHaR will strive to build sensitivity amongst the youth for street children. As part of the sensitization plan, we hope to run a campaign on “Help a Child”. Also, we shall invite youth who wish to ‘teach children’ during their spare time to enroll on our website, these will be our SHaR volunteers.  SHaR will partner with NGOs who work directly with street children, the NGO partners in coordination with SHaR shall facilitate learning for street children. SHaR hopes to be the link between the youth and the street children by adopting a partnership model.  It is expected that the project and interactions of street children with SHaR volunteers will benefit the children since they will have gained a better direction in life and they will have a better life goal.

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