An Integrated Program for Street Children

Name of Project :-An integrated program for street children
State:-Delhi
Area covered:- Azadpur, Bhagwanpur, Hanuman Mandir, Nabi Karim, Morigate, Yamuna bazaar
Working with:-Neglected and working children

Major issues:-
The condition of the street children in India throws a light towards the naked truth of poverty, sickness and exploitation. The street for these children is more than their family and has become their real home. These children become an easy prey to all kinds of exploitation especially sexual exploitation. The demand of these children is high among the pimps and the brothel owners, as these children sell themselves at cheap rates.

Objective:-
To identify street and working children and bringing them to mainstream society. To protect these children against abuse, exploitation and destitution by rehabilitating them through vocational and life- skill training. Also to advocate and sensitize the masses on child protection/rights of child issues About the project in brief:-The project funded and supported by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Government of India under the scheme of ‘An Integrated Program for street children’. It was started in the year 1993 at Jahangirpuri and was later on expanded to different parts of Delhi. So far Prayas has established 12 alternative education center accommodating 600 underprivileged and street children. Also there are 15 learning center with 600 children under the UEEM program. Apart from this Prayas has been recognized as SAIED by National Institute Of Open Schooling. And every year around 300 students are enrolled under NIOS scheme. Prayas is also associated with the Basti Shiksha Pariyojna, a slum education project facilitated by confederation of Indian Industry and funded by Coca Cola India limited and Honda Siel power products Limited.

Prayas ImpactReal Impact, Measurable Results

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fundraising & donation campaign
89
of beneficiaries have increased coping skills
93
of beneficiaries saw an increased income or educational level
83
increased community needs

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