West Delhi is one of the most crowded and busiest district of Delhi. The opportunity to work cultivated by the nearby market attracts ‘Street and Working Children’ in large number. They earn their livelihood by picking rags, work in industry, selling petty goods, working as domestic servants, and sometimes by begging. Their life is heavily deprived of the basic necessities of childhood, such as, education, nutrition, recreation, etc. The children are not able to retain into school due to lack of parental support, lack of special attention and facilities in schools and peer pressure. Hence a unique ‘Street to School” project is initiated to retain 250 street children in 10 schools, and learn from entire process for one year. The old peers are encouraged and trained to motivate the young ones.
The pilot project is initiated with help of www.toybox.org.uk